University of Southampton
Christina Davidson is a doctoral student working under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Bygrave, at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. Correlating eighteenth-century ideas about language, thought, and morality with recent linguistic theories, Christina’s research brings an interdisciplinary approach to a close reading of dialogue in Frances Burney’s fiction. She is also interested in style, taste, and anonymity in moral novels of the late eighteenth century, attitudes to language and morality in eighteenth-century grammar books, and the contribution of women to standardization debates. Christina was the guest speaker at the UK Burney Society AGM, in 2009, and has recently completed a fellowship at Chawton House Library.
Essays in Partial Answers
Conversations as Signifiers : Characters on the Margins of Morality in the First Three Novels of Frances Burney
Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2010
Literature and Ethics