Carolyn Lesjak is Associate Professor of English at Simon Fraser University. She is the author of Working Fictions: A Genealogy of the Victorian Novel (2006).
"Reconceiving enclosure as a form of slow violence akin to other
forms of environmental dispossession, Carolyn Lesjak generates deep
and entirely new readings of the Victorian realist novel. Her
analysis approaches literature as a political resource for the
ongoing struggle against neoliberalism's destruction of the
commons." -- Elizabeth Carolyn Miller * University of California,
"Complex and subtle in theoretical approach, sensitive to the slow time of historical transformation, and written with great clarity and energy, this is a carefully researched book animated by a powerful and timely argument for the distinctive power of literature to capture experiences of the 'unenclosed' and to convey a sense of futural possibilities." -- Amanda Anderson * Brown University *