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Christina Black

Educational Background

Oxford University, MSt
Barnard College, BA


Dissertation topic: How Fielding, Swift (and probably Sterne) train their readers / critics to receive their works through materials and metaphors of appetite, digestion, and waste.

Research Focus

  • 18th c. British literature (especially Swift, Pope, Fielding, and Sterne)
  • Metaphors of digestion (especially appetite, incorporation and waste)
  • Rhetoric
  • Hermeneutics


  • English