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Jacqueline L. McGrath grew up on the south side of Chicago and now resides in mid-Missouri, where she teaches folklore and composition at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her work has appeared in Southern Folklore, The Journal of Folkore Research, and Western Folklore. When she's not teaching, Jackie devotes her time to campus activism, union building, and camping in remote corners of North America.

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On Histories and Stories

Issue No. 52 ~ September, 2001

I first encountered the novels of A.S. Byatt in a British Literature survey I took to fulfill a degree requirement in college. When the professor assigned Possession, Byatt’s 1990 Booker Prize winner, she did so with an apologia to the class for its bulk, but …