Michaela George is a PhD student studying 19th Century American and British women writers. Her primary interests are on the role illness plays in women’s writing, especially across the color line. She also enjoys reading 18th Century women’s rights and education activists of Ireland and England, like Maria Edgeworth and Mary Wollstonecraft. She received her MA from Northern Arizona University in 2018. She has presented her work giving a queer reading of Jane Eyre and an adaptation The Flight of Gemma Hardy to unpack to the marriage plot based around the relationship between Jane and the Rivers sisters. In 2018 she presented her work providing a Lacanian reading of Frankenstein and the monster’s mirror stage, in the bicentennial celebration of Frankenstein. Her essay “The Symbolism of Trees in Tess of the d’Urbervilles” is published in The Explicator.