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February 28, 2014


Karen Lofstrom

I've read four. Go me!

But I would fail the exam.


I'm sure I'm not the only reader who would like to hear how you came to devote your scholarly life to this seemingly unpromising subject and what you tell people when they ask you what you do.


"You have a desperate urge to study nineteenth-century British religious fiction, no doubt because you have been reading my blog for a decade and find it all Extremely Exciting. "

Actually, your blog has cured me of any desire or need to read nineteenth-century British religious fiction. I'm glad you've saved me the trouble. What does interest me is why you study it, when there is so much apparently less tedious stuff around, even in obscure nineteenth century literature.

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