Andrew Lallier is a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature in the Department of English studying Romantic and Victorian Literature at the University. He is currently working on a dissertation on generically experimental texts by Thomas De Quincey, Charles Dickens, George Eliot and George MacDonald. His past publications on George Eliot and Anthony Trollope have appeared in the George Eliot Review, George Eliot – George Henry Lewes Studies, and The Fortnightly Review, New Series. Lallier was awarded the 2013 Graduate Trollope Prize for his paper “Battles over bits and diamonds: sanction, pragmatic pursuit and civil society in Trollope’s The Eustace Diamonds.” You may read his winning paper as published inThe Fortnightly Review.
As Lallier says: “However one chooses to imagine the sanctioned and the pragmatic in The Eustace Diamonds, it is clear from the text that Trollope imagines society in a state of transition, and thus the relation between the sanctioned and the pragmatic (both of which are necessarily embedded in the social) must necessarily also be changing.”