Archive For The “Women Writers” Category
By Erica Brown
Elizabeth von Arnim and Elizabeth Taylor wrote witty and pleasing novels concerning the family lives of middle-class girls. generally learn and loved, their paintings used to be frequently pushed aside as middlebrow. Brown argues their skilful use of comedy and irony supplied the receptive reader with subversive statement at the cruelties and disappointments of lifestyles.
By Joyce W. Warren, Margaret Dickie
Beyond the point of interest of feminist demanding situations to American literary periodization, this quantity additionally reviews problems with a necessity for literary reforms contemplating alterations in race, ethnicity, type, and sexuality. The essays are priceless and informative as person severe experiences of particular writers and their works. Challenging Boundaries provides clever, unique, well-written, and useful arguments in aid of long-awaited alterations in American literary scholarship and is a milestone of feminist literary study.
By Karen S. McPherson
Holding that women's storytelling is a telling task, Karen McPherson "reads for guilt" in novels by way of 5 twentieth-century writers--Simone de Beauvoir (L'Invitee), Marguerite Duras (Le ravissement de Lol V. Stein), Anne Hebert (Kamouraska), Virginia Woolf (Mrs. Dalloway), and Nicole Brossard (Le barren region mauve). She unearths within the vocabulary and surroundings of those novels a linking of woman protagonists to crime and culpability. The guilt, even if, isn't really in actual fact imputed or assumed; it has a tendency to hassle the judgment of right and wrong of the whole narrative. via serious shut readings and an inquiry into the interrelations between narration, transgression, and gender, McPherson explores how the ladies within the tales come below suspicion and the way they try to opposite or rewrite the in charge sentence.
The writer examines the complicated technique and language of incrimination, reflecting on its literary, philosophical, social, and political manifestations within the texts and contexts of the 5 novels. She seems to be for symptoms of attainable subversion of the incriminating strategy in the texts: Can woman protagonists (and girls writers) break out the vicious circling of the tale that will incriminate them? during this ebook, the tales are made to bare their strikingly sleek and postmodern preoccupations with survival.
By Marilyn Jurich
Based at the author's discovery of a brand new folktale sort, the feminine trickster, Jurich's publication identifies and celebrates these woman protagonists in folktales who use trickery to avoid wasting themselves and others, to discover new instructions for his or her lives, and to claim their person autonomies, specially in societies that scale down and oppress ladies. via artistic thoughts looking on verbal facility, mental acuity, and diplomatic knowledge, those ladies tricksters―better named trickstars―uncover the absurdity, hypocrisy, and corruption within the greater patriarchal society. during the trickstar's efforts, the approach is circumvented or foiled, usually enlightened, and typically more desirable. This multicultural, comparative learn finds common human characteristics in addition to gender modifications among male and female tricksters and realizes the values and attitudes which form the trickstar's personality and behaviour. Trickstars additionally look outdoors of the oral folktale culture; the writer discusses their roles in modern feminist revisionist stories, in addition to in mythology, biblical narratives, Shakespearean comedy, novels, performs, and opera.
How the feminine trickster differs from her male counterpart is, for the 1st time in folklore reviews, illustrated via a comparability in their services within the narrative scheme of the story. those capabilities contain the diverting or fun position, the morally ambiguous or reprehensible function, the position of the manipulator or strategist, and the position of the transformer or tradition bringer who reforms and improves the character of her society. Jurich delineates the categorical forms of tricksters who practice those features, indicates how trickstar stories variously have an effect on listeners and readers, and exhibits how certain types of trickstar characters give a contribution to the reason of the story. Feminist perspectives of the protagonists are analyzed in addition to modern revisionist stories which search to opposite unfavourable woman photographs and to provide self sufficient ladies characters who can and do make confident contributions to society. For the 1st time in folklore reports, either male and female tricksters are outlined and differentiated, their services are illustrated via studying narrative schemes, and the time period trickstar, invented by means of the writer, is used to outline and describe a feminine trickster.
By Angela Kershaw
This examine is the 1st to envision the contribution made via girls writers to politically dedicated literature in Thirties France. Its function is to convey to mild the paintings of girl authors of left-wing fiction whose novels are similar to these of recognized male practitioners of 'litt?©rature engag?©e'. It analyses the novels of Madeleine Pelletier, Simone T?©ry, Edith Thomas, Henriette Valet and Louise Weiss within the context of the inter-war versions of dedicated literature in terms of which they have been produced. attention of this physique of fictional texts, no longer formerly introduced jointly by means of literary historians, indicates how ladies have been capable of relate to fiction and to politics in inter-war France. Situating the novels with regards to their social, historic, literary and political setting, the e-book makes a major contribution to the literary and cultural heritage of 20th century France. The research of inter-war political writing by means of ladies calls into query the standard standards opposed to which women's writing has a tendency to be evaluated by way of feminist scholarship. The ebook will attract readers with an curiosity in women's writing, political writing, and the improvement of French literature within the first half the 20 th century. Contents Acknowledgements Abbreviations creation ladies, Politics and Fiction in Nineteen Thirties France; Gender and style: The Political Novel; Fictional Representations of girl dedication; Politics and feminine Sexuality; Politics and the Maternal physique; end Bibliography Index
By Peter Stoneley
Why did the determine of ''the girl'' come to dominate the yankee mind's eye from the center of the 19th century into the 20th? Peter Stoneley appears at how girls have been fictionalized for the lady reader as methods of attaining a robust social and cultural presence. masking a variety of works and writers, this booklet is of curiosity to cultural and literary students.
By Nancy Roberts
Faculties of Sympathy is a feminist exploration of gender and identity in Samuel Richardson's Clarissa, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Henry James's Portrait of a woman, and Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles. In each one of those novels the heroine is portrayed as a sufferer. Nancy Roberts examines how the reader's sympathy for the heroines is built, the motivations and needs concerned with an id with victimization, and the gender and gear roles that such an id calls into play.
By Margaret Earley Whitt
By S. Salenius
Rose Elizabeth Cleveland was once the 1st woman of the USA whilst she assisted her brother, Grover Cleveland. She used to be additionally a literary pupil, novelist, and a poet who released paintings that empowered ladies. This publication positions Cleveland within the old context of the early 20th century, while she contributed to shaping girl subjectivity and organisation.
By Hilda L. Smith
This number of essays experiences political writings via girls from 1400 to 1800, and strikes past the even more universal dialogue of women's literary works, political roles, or the operation of gender in politics in general. The publication has a unique, twin function: to target women's political writings in the course of a interval while girls have been discouraged from expressing political suggestions, and to research how the highbrow and social associations of the age directed either women's political (or nonpolitical) lifestyles and their skill to precise, and to have heard by means of others, their political beliefs.