English Department Faculty

Maia McAleavey

Associate Professor

Current Book Project

"The Chronicle and the Narrative of the Group": “The Chronicle and the Narrative of the Group” distinguishes a self-proclaimed genre of nineteenth-century writing, one that was often invoked in titles and authorial prefaces and that encompasses the writing of Walter Scott, Charlotte Mary Yonge, Anthony Trollope, and Margaret Oliphant, among many others. I argue that although the chronicle has often been dismissed as unserious, its apparent formlessness offers an innovative approach to the nineteenth-century novel’s classically tense negotiation between individual needs and group membership.