Jessica Jordan

Jeff and Sara Small Next Generation Scholar
Department of English, Stanford University

Jessica Jordan is a PhD candidate in English at Stanford University. Her dissertation, Anxieties of Abundance: Book and Body in America’s Gilded Age, explores how the late nineteenth century “book flood” heightened the already-troubled sense that books were people with minds (and bodies) of their own. She is a winner of the Honey & Wax Prize, an award which recognizes an outstanding book collection put together by a woman under 30; the California Young Book Collector’s Award; Stanford’s Wreden Prize for Book Collecting; and of the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest.

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Anxieties of Abundance: Book and Body in America's Gilded Age

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