Bachelor of Arts in English
Margaret Case, Ph.D.
Although many people imagine Louisa May Alcott as the restrained, moral writer of children’s books such as Little Women, few know that she also wrote thrillers under a pseudonym. Behind a Mask; or A Woman’s Power is a case in point. Its sensational story of disguise and stratagem hints lightly at the occult, while skillfully masking feminist empowerment beneath traditionally gendered behaviors.
Painter, Samantha, "“Power in a Woman’s Wit and Will“: Unmasking Feminism in Louisa May Alcott’s Behind a Mask" (2018). English Theses. 26.