Sophie Franklin, Beyond the Civilising Process: A Response to Peter K. Andersson’s ‘How Civilised Were the Victorians?’

Sophie Franklin is an AHRC-funded PhD candidate in the English Department at Durham University. Her research focuses on the various violences in Anne, Charlotte and Emily Brontë’s respective writings, and the ways in which the three authors worked within and outside of nineteenth-century perceptions of violence. She also has an interest in print culture, material culture, and windows in Victorian fiction. You can find her on Twitter @_sophiefranklin and contact her on  This post responds to Peter K. Andersson’s Journal

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