Jackie Keshner (3283)

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"Strengthened by Worth": Economic and Moral Value in The Blazing World and Pamphilia to Amphilanthus

Hometown: Naperville, Illinois

Department: English

Advisor: Erin Webster


My project will examine the work of two seventeenth century female writers, Margaret Cavendish and Mary Wroth, through the lens of classical Smithian Economics. I will use Smith's ideas to explore how these writers defined economic and moral value at a time where English societal values were rapidly changing. My research not only bring these understudied writers to critical light, but also engages them in an original, interdisciplinary way.

All William & Mary Honors Fellowships fundraising supports the Charles Center Honors Fellowships Fund. Direct support for individual undergraduate research projects is distributed by the Roy R. Charles Center for Academic Excellence.  



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