“Performing Atonement: Regret, Responsibility, and Redemption in Gail Godwin’s ‘Flora,'” by Kerstin W. Shands

Essay by Kerstin W. Shands There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse. (Seneca) There are things we can’t undo, but perhaps there is a kind of constructive remorse that could transform regrettable acts into something of service to life.  (Godwin 1)   Wistfully […]

Kerstin Shands

Kerstin Shands has been teaching in the English Department at Södertörn University since 1998, where she has also organized several international conferences, most recently a conference on autobiography. Among her books are: The Repair of the World: The Novels of Marge Piercy (1994) and Embracing Space: Spatial Metaphors in Feminist Discourse (1999). As the editor of Södertörn University English […]