Catherine Gallagher

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Catherine Gallagher (born 16 February 1945) is a historicist literary critic and Victorianist, and is Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent book is The Body Economic : Life, Death, and Sensation in Political Economy and the Victorian Novel (2005). She is married to Martin Jay, an Intellectual Historian in the History department at Berkeley. She is a recipient of the 2010/2011 Berlin Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin.

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  • The Body Economic : Life, Death, and Sensation in Political Economy and the Victorian Novel. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.
  • Practicing New Historicism. With Stephen Greenblatt. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.
  • Nobody's Story. The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670-1820. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
  • The Industrial Reformation of English Fiction. Social Discourse and Narrative Form, 1832-67. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985
  • Oroonoko; or, The Royal Slave, by Aphra Behn. Bedford Cultural Edition. Ed., intros, and headnotes. Bedford Books, 1999. With Simon Stern.
  • The Making of the Modern Body. Sexuality and Society in the Nineteenth Century. Ed. and intro. with Thomas Laqueur. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.

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