Women and Literature in Britain 1800-1900

Author: Joanne Shattock,Senior Lecturer Department of English Joanne Shattock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521659574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 311

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These new essays by leading scholars explore nineteenth-century women's writing across a spectrum of genres. The book's focus is on women's role in and access to literary culture in the broadest sense, as consumers and interpreters as well as practitioners of that culture. Individual chapters consider women as journalists, editors, translators, scholars, actresses, playwrights, autobiographers, biographers, writers for children and religious writers as well as novelists and poets. A unique chronology offers a woman-centered perspective on literary and historical events and there is a guide to further reading.

Worlds Within Women

Myth and Mythmaking in Fantastic Literature by Women

Author: Thelma J. Shinn,Thelma J. Y. Richard

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313251016

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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Focusing on the connection between metaphor and myth, Thelma Shinn provides a methaphoric reading of fantastic literature by women that enables the reader to glimpse its underlying mythic purpose and content. She examines some seventy novels by twenty-four women writers and draws on a rich variety of secondary sources in literature, women's studies, science fiction/fantasy scholarship, and comparative mythology.

Literature and Gender

Author: Lizbeth Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135636079

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

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Literature and Gender combines an introduction to and an anthology of literary texts which powerfully demonstrate the relevance of gender issues to the study of literature. The volume covers all three major literary genres - poetry, fiction and drama - and closely examines a wide range of themes, including: feminity versus creativity in women's lives and writing the construction of female characters autobiography and fiction the gendering of language the interaction of race, class and gender within writing, reading and interpretation. Literature and Gender is also a superb resource of primary texts, and includes writing by: Sappho Emily Dickinson Sylvia Plath Tennyson Elizabeth Bishop Louisa May Alcott Virginia Woolf Jamaica Kincaid Charlotte Perkins Gilman Susan Glaspell Also reproduced are essential essays by, amoung others, Maya Angelou, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, Toni Morrison, Elaine Showalter, and Alice Walker. No other book on this subject provides an anthology, introduction and critical reader in one volume. Literature and Gender is the ideal guide for any student new to this field.

Women and Literature in Britain, 1700-1800

Author: Vivien Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521586801

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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This book, first published in 2000, is an authoritative volume of new essays on women's writing and reading in the eighteenth century.

Women's Work in Early Modern English Literature and Culture

Author: Michelle Dowd

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230613454

Category: History

Page: 254

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WINNER OF THE 2009 NWSA SARA A. WHALEY BOOK AWARD!! This enlightening book investigates literature’s engagement with the social and gendered conflicts of early modern England by examining the narratives that seventeenth-century dramatists and women writers created to describe the lives of working women. Analyzing texts by such authors as William Shakespeare, Hannah Woolley, Thomas Heywood, Anne Clifford, and others, Dowd considers several types of work—including service, wetnursing, and housework—that changed significantly during the seventeenth century, generating new literary formulations of women’s economic, political, and religious authority. These narratives served a crucial social function, namely to construe and define the limits of female subjectivity within a shifting and contested labor economy. This original study attests not only to the social significance of women’s work during this period, but also more broadly to the dynamic force of fictional narrative in early modern England.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

African womanhood in Zimbabwean literature

new critical perspectives on women's literature in African languages

Author: Zifikile Mguni,Munashe Furusa,Ruby Magosvongwe

Publisher: College Press Publishers (ZW)


Category: History and criticism

Page: 217

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Images of Women in Maharashtrian Literature and Religion

A Translation of the Pratyabhijnahrdayam with an Introduction and Notes, by Ksemaraja

Author: Anne Feldhaus,Professor of Religious Studies Anne Feldhaus

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791428375

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

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The essays investigate the images of women and femininity found in the traditions of the Marathi language region of India, Maharashtra, and how these images contradict the actualities of women's lives.

Black Women in New South Literature and Culture

Author: Sherita L. Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135244464

Category: History

Page: 172

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Using the "the Negro Problem" in African American literature as a point of departure, this book focuses on the profound impact that racism had on the literary imagination of black Americans, specifically those in the South. Although the South has been one of the most enduring sites of criticism in American Studies and in American literary history, Johnson argues that it is impossible to consider what the "South" and what "southernness" mean as cultural references without looking at how black women have contributed to and contested any unified definition of that region. Johnson challenges the homogeneity of a "white" South and southern cultural identity by recognizing how fictional and historical black women are underacknowledged agents of cultural change. Johnson regards the South as a cultural region that (re)constructs black womanhood, but she also considers how black womanhood have transformed the South. Specialists in nineteenth and twentieth century American literature will find this book a necessary addition, as will scholars of African American Literature and History.

Women in Modern India

Author: Geraldine Forbes,Geraldine Hancock Forbes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521653770

Category: History

Page: 290

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Through their own accounts, the author traces the history of Indian women from the nineteenth century under colonial rule to the twentieth century after Independence.

New Readings on Women in Old English Literature

Author: Helen Damico

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253205476

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 313

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The publication of this volume of essays is a milestone in Old English studies. It is the first collection to examine this literature from a feminist perspective. Although the contributors represent a plurality of approaches and positions, they share a common objective: to reassess women as women, as they actually appear in the laws, in works written by women, and in canonical literature. The essays address, correct, and round out the nineteenth-century Anglo-Saxon critical tradition and begin fresh exploration of the women in Old English literature. The subjects discussed fall into the following broad categories: the historical record; sexuality and folklore; language and difference in characterization and the "deconstructed" stereotype. Contributors include Marijane Osborn; Christine E. Fell; F.T. Wainwright; Pauline Stafford; Frank M. Stenton; Mary P. Richard s and B. Jane Stanfield; Carol J. Clover; Edith Whitehurst Williams; Paul E. Szarmach; Audrey L. Meaney; Helen Damico; Patricia A. Belanoff; L. John Sklute; Paul Beekman Taylor; Alexandra Hennessey Olsen; Joyce Hill; Jane Chance; Alain Renoir; Dolores Warwick Frese; and Anita R. Riedinger.

Studies in Women Writers in English

Author: Mohit Kumar Ray,Rama Kundu

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126906352

Category: English literature

Page: 272

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The New Series Studies In Women Writers In English Is A Grateful Acknowledgment Of The Contribution And Public Recognition Of The Emerging Voice Of Women In The Arena Of Literature During The Last Few Centuries, And Especially In The Latter Half Of The Twentieth Century. Women Writers Across The Globe Have Made Their Distinctive Mark, With Their Own Perception Of Life Be It Feminine, Or Feminist Or Female.The Present Volume, The Fifth In The Series, Introduces Critique Of Work By Women Writers; It Bears Evidence To The Growing Critical Attention Towards Authors Writing Outside The Mainstream, In America, Canada, And Especially In India.The Eighteen Essays Included In This Fifth Volume Of The Series Cover A Wide Spectrum Of Women Writers Across Space And Time. The Women Writers Discussed In This Volume Include One From Britain, I.E., Mary Shelley, One From America, I.E., Toni Morrison, The Nobel Laureate For Literature In 1993, One From Canada, I.E., Margaret Laurence, And A Host Of Indian Writers, From An Early Pioneer Like Krupabai Satthianadan To The Partition Novelist Bapsi Sidwa, As Well As Contemporary Avant-Gardes Like Shashi Deshpande, Anita Desai, Shobhaa De, Manju Kapur, And Arundhati Roy As Well As The Émigré Indian Writer Bharati Mukherjee.Since Most Of The Authors Discussed In These Articles Are Prescribed In The English Syllabus In The Universities Of India, Both The Teachers And The Students Will Find Them Extremely Useful, And The General Readers Who Are Interested In Literature In English And/Or Women Writers Will Also Find Them Intellectually Stimulating.

Minding the Body

Women and Literature in the Middle Ages, 800-1500

Author: Monica Brzezinski Potkay,Regula Meyer Evitt

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 9780805789812

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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"Warrior queens, courtly lovers, monstrous sinners, divine goddesses, tortured martyrs, beguiling sorceresses, ecstatic visionaries, victims of rape: these are just a few of the roles women often played in medieval literature, and sometimes in medieval life. In Minding the Body, Monica Brzezinski Potkay and Regula Meyer Evitt explore the complex relationship between medieval literature and reality, and consider the extent to which legend imitated life. Female characters are less often portraits of actual women, the authors explain, than representations of medieval cultures idea of an abstract "feminine." Potkay and Evitt study the medieval feminine as defined by both male and female authors, with special attention to Marie de France, Geoffrey Chaucer, Julian of Norwich, and Margery Kempe." "This is a balanced account: Potkay and Evitt outline how deeply entrenched misogyny was in medieval society, while they examine the opportunities open to women in religious and secular life. With solid scholarship and lively prose, the authors succeed in uncovering both the perceptions and realities of female life in medieval Europe. This inclusive survey of current medieval scholarship has the non-specialist in mind, and the authors' forthright and engaging tone will enliven readers' encounters with this dynamic area of study. In addition, as the first comprehensive analysis of the role of gender in major texts written by both men and women in medieval England, this study will be of value to experts in the field of medieval studies."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Breaking Boundaries

New Perspectives on Women's Regional Writing

Author: Sherrie A. Inness,Diana Royer

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587291159

Category: American literature

Page: 291

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The New Science and Women's Literary Discourse

Prefiguring Frankenstein

Author: J. Hayden

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230118437

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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Looking at literary discourse, including poetry, fiction and non-fiction, diaries, and drama, this collection offers remarkable and fascinating examples of women writers who integrated scientific material in their literary narratives.

Riding the Black Ram

Law, Literature, and Gender

Author: Susan Heinzelman

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804773683

Category: Law

Page: 200

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Unruly women are not often represented in a good light. Whether historical, or fictional, disruptive women with their real or imagined excesses have long provided the material for literary and legal narratives. This probing new work analyzes a series of literary, legal, and historical texts to demonstrate the persistence of certain gender stereotypes. In her 1820 adultery trial, Queen Caroline was depicted in a cartoon riding into the House of Lords on a black ram that had the face of her Italian lover. As this book reveals, a number of women, remembered largely for their insubordinate presence, have metaphorically "ridden the black ram" in the last 700 years. Heinzelman's historicized understanding of the relationship between law and literature reveals a disquieting pattern in the legal and literary representations of women and provides a new recognition of the significance of sexuality and gender in the way we narrate our world.