Chris Roulston

Chris Roulston is Professor of French Studies and Women's Studies at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Her publications include Narrating Marriage in Eighteenth-Century England and France (Ashgate, 2010), as well as recent articles on eighteenth-century marriage, female friendship, queer theory and the eighteenth century, Laclos, Anne Lister, and the boarding school novel.


Translating Desire: Queer Affect, Autobiography, and Involuntary Love in Dorothy Strachey’s Olivia

Dorothy Strachey, the older sister of the biographer and essayist Lytton Strachey, and of the psychoanalyst and translator of Sigmund Freud, James Strachey, published her only novel, Olivia, in 1949, under the pseudonym of “Olivia.”[1]