Arden Hegele is in the final year of her undergraduate studies in English at the University of Toronto, and made this discovery as a University of Toronto Excellence Award researcher. She has also published “Social Anxieties, Satirical Portraits, and the Eighteenth- Century French Instructor” (Gender and Education, in press).
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