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  • Williams, Carolyn. Gilbert and Sullivan: Gender, Genre, Parody (Columbia, 2011)
  • Williams, Carolyn. “The Gutter Effect in Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s A Dialogue on Love,” in Graphic Subjects, ed. Michael Chaney (Wisconsin, 2011): 195-99.
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