Grace Yan is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of French and Italian. Before coming to Princeton, she earned her B.A. in French Language and Literature and her M.A. in French Literature at the University of Toronto. She is interested in the intersection of religion and literature in the 19th century, especially the Bible and theology as generators of narrative in the realist and naturalist novels. Her research interests also include the relationship between the novel and the press, the representation and mythification of art, and the historicity of the novel.