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New Woman Writers Authority and the Body

New Woman Writers  Authority and the Body Book
Author : Melissa Purdue,Stacey Floyd
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9781443806138
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This collection of essays contributes to scholarship on the emerging voices of women writers during the fin de siécle. These "New Woman" writers created a distinctly different body of literature that reflected their concerns about women's limited role in society. The essays cover a range of authors, shedding light on the ways New Woman texts also often offer new and progressive portrayals of women's authority as connected to strong physical bodies. These scholars highlight how New Woman endings re-envision the marriage plot, self-destruction and even empowerment through pain. Additionally they help scholars, instructors and students contextualize the New Woman writers in terms of the Women's Movement, nineteenth-century laws related to marriage, Darwinian theory, athletics for women, the New Woman's navigation of urban life and even Jack the Ripper.

New Woman Writers Authority and the Body

New Woman Writers  Authority and the Body Book
Author : Melissa Purdue,Stacey Floyd
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2009-10-02
ISBN : 1443815454
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This collection of essays contributes to scholarship on the emerging voices of women writers during the fin de siècle. These “New Woman” writers created a distinctly different body of literature that reflected their concerns about women’s limited role in society. The essays cover a range of authors, shedding light on the ways New Woman texts also often offer new and progressive portrayals of women’s authority as connected to strong physical bodies. These scholars highlight how New Woman endings re-envision the marriage plot, self-destruction and even empowerment through pain. Additionally they help scholars, instructors and students contextualize the New Woman writers in terms of the Women’s Movement, nineteenth-century laws related to marriage, Darwinian theory, athletics for women, the New Woman’s navigation of urban life and even Jack the Ripper.

Self Harm in New Woman Writing

Self Harm in New Woman Writing Book
Author : Alexandra Gray
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release : 2017-10-04
ISBN : 1474417698
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Self-Harm in New Woman Writing offers a trans-disciplinary study of Victorian literature, culture and medicine through engagement with the recurrent trope of self-harm in writing by and about the British New Woman.

Troping the Body

Troping the Body Book
Author : Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Publisher : SIU Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780809322862
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Troping the Body: Gender, Etiquette, and Performance is an interdisciplinary study of etiquette texts, conduct literature, and advice books and films. Gwendolyn Audrey Foster analyzes the work of such women authors as Emily Post, Christine de Pizan, Hannah Webster Foster, Emily Brontë, Frances E. W. Harper, and Martha Stewart as well as such women filmmakers as Lois Weber and Kasi Lemmons. "Specifically,” Foster notes, "I was interested in the possibility of locating power and agency in the voices of popular etiquette writers.” Her investigation led her to analyze etiquette and conduct literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Within this wide scope, she redefines the boundaries of conduct literature through a theoretical examination of the gendered body as it is positioned in conduct books, etiquette texts, poetry, fiction, and film. Drawing on Bakhtin, Gates, Foucault, and the new school of performative feminism to develop an interdisciplinary approach to conduct literature--and literature as conduct--Foster brings a unique perspective to the analysis of ways in which the body has been gendered, raced, and constructed in terms of class and sexuality. Even though women writers have been actively writing conduct and etiquette texts since the medieval period, few critical examinations of such literature exist in the fields of cultural studies and literary criticism. Thus, Foster’s study fills a gap and does so uniquely in the existing literature. In examining these voices of authority over the body, Foster identifies the dialogic in the texts of this discipline that both supports and disrupts the hegemonic discourse of a gendered social order.

Diaphanous Bodies

Diaphanous Bodies Book
Author : Jeremy Colangelo
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release : 2021-11-15
ISBN : 0472132792
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Analyzing the invisible abled body through the work of Joyce, Beckett, Egerton, and Bowen

British Women s Writing from Bront to Bloomsbury Volume 2

British Women s Writing from Bront   to Bloomsbury  Volume 2 Book
Author : Adrienne E. Gavin,Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-08-26
ISBN : 3030385280
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This five-volume series, British Women’s Writing From Brontë to Bloomsbury, 1840–1940, historicallycontextualizes and traces developments in women’s fiction from 1840 to 1940. Critically assessingboth canonical and lesser-known British women’s writing decade by decade, it redefines the landscapeof women’s authorship across a century of dynamic social and cultural change. With each ofits volumes devoted to two decades, the series is wide in scope but historically sharply defined. Volume 2: 1860s and 1870s continues the series by historically and culturally contextualizing Victorianwomen’s writing distinctly within the 1860s and 1870s. Covering a range of fictional approaches,including short stories, religiously inflected novels, and comic writing the volume’s 16 original essaysconsider such developments as the sensation craze, the impact of new technologies, and the careeropportunities opening for women. Centrally, it reassesses key nineteenth-century female authors inthe context in which they first published while also recovering neglected women writers who helpedto shape the literary landscape of the 1860s and 1870s.

Cherchez la femme

Cherchez la femme Book
Author : Erika Fülöp,Adrienne Angelo
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2011-05-25
ISBN : 1443831123
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Throughout history, the most fundamental values at the basis of societal organization and culture were determined and sanctified almost exclusively by men—including the values traditionally associated with women, such as corporeal beauty, purity, motherhood, or empathy. However, from ancient times, and increasingly toward the end of the second millennium, women have succeeded in finding ways to overcome such limits and have made their contributions to the revision of values and to the establishment of new ones. Cherchez la femme offers a selection of essays inquiring into the nature of aesthetic, linguistic, cultural, and social values created, informed, or reformed by women in the French-speaking world, as well as studies on how the discourse of (male) power used female figures to strengthen its own position. With topics ranging in time from Semiramis’s ancient legend to today, and in space from Québec to Haiti, metropolitan France, and New Caledonia, the volume shares the richness and fruitfulness of the female perspective in art, culture, theory, and political action.

Domestic Fiction in Colonial Australia and New Zealand

Domestic Fiction in Colonial Australia and New Zealand Book
Author : Tamara S Wagner
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-10-06
ISBN : 1317317416
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Colonial domestic literature has been largely overlooked and is due for a reassessment. This essay collection explores attitudes to colonialism, imperialism and race, as well as important developments in girlhood and the concept of the New Woman.

A Companion to Sensation Fiction

A Companion to Sensation Fiction Book
Author : Pamela K. Gilbert
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-06-20
ISBN : 1444342215
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This comprehensive collection offers a complete introduction to one of the most popular literary forms of the Victorian period, its key authors and works, its major themes, and its lasting legacy. Places key authors and novels in their cultural and historical context Includes studies of major topics such as race, gender, melodrama, theatre, poetry, realism in fiction, and connections to other art forms Contributions from top international scholars approach an important literary genre from a range of perspectives Offers both a pre and post-history of the genre to situate it in the larger tradition of Victorian publishing and literature Incorporates coverage of traditional research and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship

New Perspectives on Detective Fiction

New Perspectives on Detective Fiction Book
Author : Casey Cothran,Mercy Cannon
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-10-14
ISBN : 1317435230
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This collection establishes new perspectives on the idea of mystery, as it is enacted and encoded in the genre of detective fiction. Essays reclaim detective fiction as an object of critical inquiry, examining the ways it shapes issues of social destabilization, moral ambiguity, reader complicity, intertextuality, and metafiction. Breaking new ground by moving beyond the critical preoccupation with classification of historical types and generic determinants, contributors examine the effect of mystery on literary forms and on readers, who experience the provocative, complex process of coming to grips with the unknown and the unknowable. This volume opens up discussion on publically acclaimed, modern works of mystery and on classic pieces, addressing a variety of forms including novels, plays, graphic novels, television series, films, and ipad games. Re-examining the interpretive potential of a genre that seems easily defined yet has endless permutations, the book closely analyzes the cultural function of mystery, the way it intervenes in social and political problems, as well as the literary properties that give the genre its particular shape. The volume treats various texts as meaningful subjects for critical analysis and sheds new light on the interpretive potential for a genre that creates as much ambiguity as it does clarity. Scholars of mystery and detective fiction, crime fiction, genre studies, and cultural studies will find this volume invaluable.

Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction

Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction Book
Author : Kevin A. Morrison
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2018-10-10
ISBN : 1476633592
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

 This companion to Victorian popular fiction includes more than 300 cross-referenced entries on works written for the British mass market. Biographical sketches cover the writers and their publishers, the topics that concerned them and the genres they helped to establish or refine. Entries introduce readers to long-overlooked authors who were widely read in their time, with suggestions for further reading and emerging resources for the study of popular fiction.

Teaching Victorian Literature in the Twenty First Century

Teaching Victorian Literature in the Twenty First Century Book
Author : Jen Cadwallader,Laurence W Mazzeno
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-10-11
ISBN : 3319588869
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This edited collection offers undergraduate Literature instructors a guide to the pedagogy and teaching of Victorian literature in liberal arts classrooms. With numerous essays focused on thematic course design, this volume reflects the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of the literature classroom. A section on genre provides suggestions on approaching individual works and discussing their influence on production of texts. Sections on digital humanities and “out of the classroom” approaches to Victorian literature reflect current practices and developing trends. The concluding section offers three different versions of an “ideal” course, each of which shows how thematic, disciplinary, genre, and technological strands may be woven together in meaningful ways. Professors of introductory literature courses aimed at non-English majors to advanced seminars for majors will find accessible and innovative course ideas supplemented with a variety of versatile teaching materials, including syllabi, assignments, and in-class activities.

Teaching Laboring Class British Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Teaching Laboring Class British Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries Book
Author : Kevin Binfield,William J. Christmas
Publisher : Modern Language Association
Release : 1921-06-01
ISBN : 1603293493
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Behind our contemporary experience of globalization, precarity, and consumerism lies a history of colonization, increasing literacy, transnational trade in goods and labor, and industrialization. Teaching British laboring-class literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries means exploring ideas of class, status, and labor in relation to the historical developments that inform our lives as workers and members of society. This volume demonstrates pedagogical techniques and provides resources for students and teachers on autobiographies, broadside ballads, Chartism and other political movements, georgics, labor studies, satire, service learning, writing by laboring-class women, and writing by laboring people of African descent.

The Hysteric s Revenge

The Hysteric s Revenge Book
Author : Rachel Mesch
Publisher : Vanderbilt University Press
Release : 2020-08-15
ISBN : 0826501605
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The Hysteric's Revenge considers fin-de-siecle French women writers in the context of prevailing cultural anxieties about female intellect. During the years that overlap between the fin-de-siecle and the Belle Epoque, women began to write in record numbers, due to a number of factors including educational reforms and demographic shifts. This trend terrified many male literary critics, who described it as the "crisis of women's writing" in a series of efforts to circumscribe the perceived problem. Such critics frequently linked women's writing to sexual depravity. According to popular medical theories, the fragile confluence of the female mind and body might steer the woman writer towards illicit sexual behavior when she exercised her intellect. This book argues, however, that the fear of sexual abandon--though real--veiled an even more insidious fear: that women might be capable of intellectual equality with men and thus pose a threat to the most basic structures of French patriarchal society. In demonstrating the pervasiveness of this anxiety through analysis of nineteenth-century medical texts, literary criticism, and fiction, The Hysteric's Revenge brings into relief a critical relationship between the female mind and body that is essential to understanding the discursive position of the turn-of-the-century woman writer. The novels presented here confront this mind/body problem through a wide variety of styles and genres that challenge conventional fin-de-siecle notions of femininity. From the compelling autobiography of Liane de Pougy--one of Paris's most renowned courtesans--to Colette's frank discussions of female pleasure in one of her early novels, to the violent creativity of Rachilde's androgynous heroine, Mesch demonstrates how both canonical and non-canonical writers promoted women's intellectual authority through the development of a sexual counter-discourse. In engaging the relationship between women's minds and bodies, these novels challenge the conclusions of a century of doctors who sought to prove a physiological basis for female intellectual inferiority. At the same time, they point the way towards later French feminists who sought to subvert patriarchal structures through literary explorations of sexuality.

Teacher s Body The

Teacher s Body  The Book
Author : Diane P. Freedman,Martha Stoddard Holmes
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2012-02-01
ISBN : 0791486648
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A rich and honest conversation about professors' lives and the absurdity of trying to separate the personal from the professional.

Irish Women Writers

Irish Women Writers Book
Author : Elke D'hoker
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9783034302494
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

After a decade in which women writers have gradually been given more recognition in the study of Irish literature, this collection proposes a reappraisal of Irish women's writing by inviting dialogues with new or hitherto marginalised critical frameworks as well as with foreign and transnational literary traditions. Several essays explore how Irish women writers engaged with European themes and traditions through the genres of travel writing, the historical novel, the monologue and the fairy tale. Other contributions are concerned with the British context in which some texts were published and argue for the existence of Irish inflections of phenomena such as the New Woman, suffragism or vegetarianism. Further chapters emphasise the transnational character of Irish women's writing by applying continental theory and French feminist thinking to various texts; in other chapters new developments in theory are applied to Irish texts for the first time. Casting the efforts of Irish women in a new light, the collection also includes explorations of the work of neglected or emerging authors who have remained comparatively ignored by Irish literary criticism.

Politics of the Female Body

Politics of the Female Body Book
Author : Ketu H. Katrak
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0813537150
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Is it possible to simultaneously belong to and be exiled from a community? Arguing that it is possible, the author uncovers the ways that the female body becomes a site of both oppression and resistance. She reveals common political and feminist alliances across geographic boundaries.

Women s Life Writing and Imagined Communities

Women s Life Writing and Imagined Communities Book
Author : Cynthia Anne Huff
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780415372206
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Recognising the great legacy of women's life writings, this book draws on a wealth of sources to critically examine the impact of these writings on our communities.

Contemporary Caribbean Women s Poetry

Contemporary Caribbean Women s Poetry Book
Author : Denise DeCaires Narain
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780415340601
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This text provides detailed readings of individual poems by women poets whose work has not yet received the sustained critical attention it deserves.

Chastity and Transgression in Women s Writing 1792 1897

Chastity and Transgression in Women s Writing  1792 1897 Book
Author : R. Eberle
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2001-12-16
ISBN : 0230509746
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Working at the intersections of feminist literary criticism, new historicism, and narratology, Chastity and Transgression in Women's Writing revises current understandings of nineteenth-century representations of prostitution, female sexuality and the 'rights of woman' debate. Eberle's project explores the connections and disjunctures between women writing during the Romantic period and those working throughout the Victorian era. She considers a wide range of authors including Mary Wollstonecraft, Amelia Opie, Mary Hays, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Sarah Grand.