New Woman Hybridities

Femininity, Feminism, and International Consumer Culture, 1880 1930

Author: MARGARET BEETHAM,Ann Heilmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203643211

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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New Woman Hybridities explores the diversity of meanings ascribed to the turn-of-the-century New Woman in the context of cultural debates conducted within and across a wide range of national frameworks. Individual chapters by international scholars scrutinize the flow of ideas, images and textual parameters of New Woman discourses in the UK, North America, Europe, and Japan, elucidating the national and ethnic hybridity of the 'modern woman' by locating this figure within both international consumer culture and feminist writing.

New Woman Strategies

Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, and Mona Caird

Author: Ann Heilman

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719057595

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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Recent years have seen a rennaissance of scholarly interest in the fin-de-siécle fiction of the New Woman. New Woman Strategies offers a new approach to the subject by focusing on the discursive strategies and revisionist aesthetics of the genre in the writings of three of its key exponents: Sarah Grand (1854-1943), Olive Schreiner (1855-1920) and Mona Caird (1854-1932). The study explores how each writer drew on, mimicked, feminized and ultimately transformed traditional literary and cultural tropes and paradigms: feminity, allegory and mythology.

The Irish New Woman

Author: Tina O'Toole

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137349131

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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The Irish New Woman explores the textual and ideological connections between feminist, nationalist and anti-imperialist writing and political activism at the fin de siècle . This is the first study which foregrounds the Irish and New Woman contexts, effecting a paradigm shift in the critical reception of fin de siècle writers and their work.

Gender and Mission Encounters in Korea

New Women, Old Ways: Seoul-California Series in Korean Studies

Author: Hyaeweol Choi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520098692

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 9329


“Pathbreaking. Approaches the transcultural and religious encounters of Korean and American women with a remarkable degree of sensitivity and nuance, as well as with judicious use of feminist and postcolonial theory. Its rich and diverse historical examples and illustrations are both engaging to read and meticulously documented.”—Namhee Lee, UCLA

Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies

Myth of the Modern Woman

Author: Sandeep Parmar

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144117320X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Mina Loy is recognised today as one of the most innovative modernist poets, numbering Gertrude Stein, Marcel Duchamp, Djuna Barnes and T.S. Eliot amongst her admirers. Drawing on substantial new archival research, this book challenges the existing critical myth of Loy as a 'modern woman' through an analysis of her unpublished autobiographical prose. Mina Loy's Autobiographies explores this major twentieth century writer's ideas about the 'modern' and how they apply to the 'modernist' writer-based on her engagement with twentieth-century avant-garde aesthetics-and charts how Loy herself uniquely defined modernity in her essays on literature and art. Sandeep Parmar here shows how, ultimately, Loy's autobiographies extend the modernist project by rejecting earlier impressions of avant-garde futurity and newness in favour of a 'late modernist' aesthetic, one that is more pessimistic, inward and interested in the fragmentary interplay between the past and present.

Women and the Vote

A World History

Author: Jad Adams

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191016837

Category: History

Page: 528

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Before 1893 no woman anywhere in the world had the vote in a national election. A hundred years later almost all countries had enfranchised women, and it was a sign of backwardness not to have done so. This is the story of how this momentous change came about. The first genuinely global history of women and the vote, it takes the story of women in politics from the earliest times to the present day, revealing startling new connections across time and national boundaries - from Europe and North America to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Muslim world post-9/11. A story of individuals as well as of wider movements, it includes the often dramatic life-stories of women's suffrage pioneers from across the world, painting vivid biographical portraits of everyone from Susan B. Anthony and the Pankhursts to hitherto lesser-known activists in China, Latin America, and Africa. It is also the first major post-feminist history of women's struggle for the vote. Controversially, Jad Adams rejects the widely accepted idea that success was primarily a result of the pressure group politics of the suffragists and their supporters. Ultimately, he argues, it was nationalism, not feminism, that was the most important factor in winning women the vote.

The New Woman in Print and Pictures

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Marianne Berger Woods

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786436248

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Although feminist women have existed throughout history, the term "New Woman" wasn't officially coined until 1894, when British novelists began to address the concept of the New Woman through discussions of female suffrage, dress reform, women's advances toward more legal rights, birth control, sexual freedom, and women working outside the home. This annotated bibliography includes original novels and articles printed from 1894 to 1944, the era most closely associated with the New Woman. It includes all period novels with a New Woman protagonist and all period articles with the New Woman as primary subject, along with several poems, cartoons, advertisements, and artworks. The bibliography also includes critical literature published worldwide from the 1960s to 2008 that examines the primary material included in the first section. Because the New Woman was the target of many derisive articles, poems, and visual works, these critical response pieces are included.

Women in Journalism at the Fin de Siècle

Making a Name for Herself

Author: F. Gray

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137001305

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

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As the nineteenth-century drew to a close, women became more numerous and prominent in British journalism. This book offers a fascinating introduction to the work lives of twelve such journalists, and each essay examines the career, writing and strategic choices of women battling against the odds to secure recognition in a male-dominated society.

The Japanese "new Woman"

Images of Gender and Modernity

Author: Dina Lowy

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 175

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The dawn of the twentieth century in Japan witnessed the rise of a peculiar problem: the Woman Problem. This, at least, was the term used in an ongoing debate among the government and various intellectuals over how to define gender roles. While the government worked hard to promote the good wife, wise mother paradigm, certain female members of society had other notions about how to engage with their world. In The Japanese New Woman, Dina Lowy focuses on this new female image as it was revealed, discussed, and debated in popular newspapers and magazines in the 1910s, as well as on the lives of a specific group of women - members of the feminist literary organization known as the Seitosha. These women drew on a variety of sources, including Zen training, Western writings and ideas, and Japanese morals and arts as they tried to open up new spaces for female activity beyond the confines of the

Fictions of the Black Atlantic in American Foundational Literature

Author: Gesa Mackenthun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113431860X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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This book is a significant contribution to existing research on the themes of race and slavery in the founding literature of the United States. It extends the boundaries of existing research by locating race and slavery within a transnational and 'oceanic' framework. The author applies critical concepts developed within postcolonial theory to American texts written between the national emergence of the United States and the Civil War, in order to uncover metaphors of the colonial and imperial 'unconscious' in America's foundational writing. The book analyses the writings of canonized authors such as Charles Brockden Brown, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, and Herman Melville alongside those of lesser known writers like Olaudah Equiano, Royall Tyler, Frederick Douglass, Martin Delany, and Maxwell Philip, and situates them within the colonial, and 'postcolonial', context of the slave-based economic system of the Black Atlantic. While placing the transatlantic slave trade on the map of American Studies and viewing it in conjunction with American imperial ambitions in the Pacific, Fictions of the Black Atlantic in American Foundational Literature also adds a historical dimension to present discussions about the 'ambivalence' of postcoloniality.

Essays on women's artistic and cultural contributions 1919-1939

expanded social roles for the new woman following the First World War

Author: Paula Birnbaum,Anna Novakov

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr


Category: Art

Page: 264

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This work examines the social, cultural and political contexts in which women artists from Europe, Asia, and North America had the opportunity to contribute to their nations' cultural production.

The American New Woman Revisited

A Reader, 1894-1930

Author: Martha H. Patterson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 8525


In North America between 1894 and 1930, the rise of the "New Woman" sparked controversy on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world. As she demanded a public voice as well as private fulfillment through work, education, and politics, American journalists debated and defined her. Who was she and where did she come from? Was she to be celebrated as the agent of progress or reviled as a traitor to the traditional family? Over time, the dominant version of the American New Woman became typified as white, educated, and middle class: the suffragist, progressive reformer, and bloomer-wearing bicyclist. By the 1920s, the jazz-dancing flapper epitomized her. Yet she also had many other faces. Bringing together a diverse range of essays from the periodical press of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Martha H. Patterson shows how the New Woman differed according to region, class, politics, race, ethnicity, and historical circumstance. In addition to the New Woman's prevailing incarnations, she appears here as a gun-wielding heroine, imperialist symbol, assimilationist icon, entrepreneur, socialist, anarchist, thief, vamp, and eugenicist. Together, these readings redefine our understanding of the New Woman and her cultural impact.

Feminist forerunners

new womanism and feminism in the early twentieth century

Author: Ann Heilmann

Publisher: Pandora Press


Category: History

Page: 258

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Most critics and scholars have long assumed that the women’s movement was almost exclusively a white middle-class women’s affair. This book counters the prevailing view by putting the spotlight on some remarkable women from other backgrounds, such as African Americans Pauline Hopkins and Amy Jacques Garvey, Mexican American Maria Cristena Mena, and Chinese American Sui Sin Far. Also examined are the work of more obvious New Women, such as Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

American Women in Cartoons 1890-1920

Female Representation and the Changing Concepts of Femininity During the American Woman Suffrage Movement

Author: Katharina Hundhammer

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: History

Page: 223

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Since no work has systematically analyzed the visual aspect in the quest for woman suffrage, this book fills a gap in the plentiful literature on the American woman suffrage movement. Comparing Woman's and general interest journals, it appeals to students of Social History, Gender Studies and Media Studies and to the general interest reader.

Postcolonialism Revisited

Author: Kirsti Bohata

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780708318928

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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This study considers the ways in which postcolonial theory may be usefully adopted and adapted in order to provide an illuminating reading of Welsh writing in English. It also illustrates how the Anglophone literature of Wales challenges many of the assumptions and dogmas of postcolonial theory. In addition to dealing with theorists in the field, such as Frantz Fanon, Gayatri Spivak, and Homi Bhabha, the book also looks at the construction of Wales as a colonized nation in 20th-century literature. A wide range of subject matter is covered, including the work of Welsh missionaries in India, the policy of afforestation in Wales before and after World War II, the history of the campaigns for women’s rights in Wales, and the post-Darwinian racial theories of the 19th century. Some of the authors considered include R. S. Thomas, Emyr Humphreys, Peter Finch, and Gwyneth Lewis.