Anneliese Ng

PhD Student


Anneliese Ng was an MPhil student at The University of Hong Kong. Her MPhil thesis, “Reconsidering Sympathy in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Social-Problem Novels”, seeks a more faithful understanding of Gaskell’s sympathy than the common one that considers Gaskell’s sympathy to be conservative in maintaining the capitalist system. Instead of a reactionary defense of the status-quo, she suggests Gaskell’s sympathy to be a mode of critique that puts capitalist discourse under scrutiny and problematizes its inherent assumptions. For her PhD thesis, she wanted to have a better understanding of how Victorian novelists use the novel form to experiment with extended modes of female autonomy.

Selected Publications

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Nineteenth-Century Research Cluster

Faculty of Arts, Run Run Shaw Tower, 

Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Pokfulam, Hong Kong 

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