Marjory Fleming and Child Authors: The Total Depravity of Inanimate Things

1 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Marjory Fleming was a child diarist who wrote during the Romantic period; her diary was published during the Victorian era. Her text and its reception offer a test case for how “thing theory,” as synthesized by Bill Brown, might provide a theoretical approach that productively reconsiders the categories of “the child” and the child author.


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