Laurie Langbauer is Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Novels of Everyday Life: The Series in English Fiction, 1850–1930, also published by Cornell University Press.
According to Laurie Langbauer, the notion of romance is vague precisely because it represents the chaotic negative space outside the novel that determines its form. Addressing questions of form, Langbauer reads novels that explore... Learn More