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Professor Helen Small is currently at work on a study of the defences for the humanities that have been most influential in the 19th and 20th centuries and still exert some persuasive power. The study has a dual purpose: to provide a historical account of the arguments, and test their validity for the present day. She is the Julia Aisbitt Fellow in English Literature at Pembroke College.
‘The Double Standard of Ageing: On Missing Stendhal in England’, in Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging in Nineteenth-Century Culture ed. Katharina Boehm and Anna Farkas (New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2013) [in press]
‘Edward Upward and the Critique of Everyday Late Life’, in Benjamin Kohlmann (ed.) Writing of the Struggle: The Work of Edward Upward (forthcoming Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013) [in press]