Katherine deClaire

Katherine deClaire

Mentor

Dr. Neil Weijer

College

University Libraries

Major

Political Science (future English double major)

Minor

N/A

Organizations

N/A

Academic Awards

Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars Award 2019, Dean's List 2019-2020, University Scholars Program 2021

Volunteering

N/A

Research Interests

19th-century literature, political opinion, the history of the novel, feminism and popular culture, cultural studies in literature

Hobbies and Interests

Reading, writing, traveling, baking, research

Research Project

TBD

I plan to study the annotated nineteenth-century works of the Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection, particularly Anglo-American literature containing letters or diary entries. My motivation will be to investigate what these personal items reflect about the perspectives of nineteenth-century readers, and how the socio-political context of this literature’s creation and consumption likely shaped its interpretation. Specifically, I would like to study how this annotated literature reflects the emerging American women’s rights movement and changing perceptions of gender roles.