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Linda Hunt Beckman

Linda Hunt Beckman is Professor Emerita at Ohio University and is currently teaching at Arcadia University in Philadelphia. Her publications include A Woman’s Portion: Ideology, Culture, and the Female Novel Tradition; Amy Levy: Her Life and Letters and the entry on Amy Levy for the new Oxford Dictionary of National Biography that Oxford University Press published in 2004. At Ohio University, in addition to being Professor of English, she was Director of Women’s Studies for ten years.

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Amy Levy

Novelist, essayist, and poet Amy Levy was a popular and successful writer of the late nineteenth century. Admired by Oscar Wilde, she was the second Jewish woman to attend Cambridge and the first at Newnham College. Her work reflects the autonomous and achievement-oriented ideals of the “New Woman,” as well as her own struggles with depression.

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