Archive For The “Women Writers” Category
By Warren Roberts
This e-book argues that Jane Austin did understand of the French Revolution and its results at the eu global, although she by no means refers to it at once in her writing.
By Janet Gray
Race and Time urges our realization to women’s poetry in contemplating the cultural historical past of race. construction on shut readings of popular and no more everyday poets—including Elizabeth Margaret Chandler, Sarah Louisa Forten, Hannah Flagg Gould, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Sarah Piatt, Mary Eliza Tucker Lambert, Sarah Josepha Hale, Eliza Follen, and Mary Mapes Dodge—Gray lines tensions in women’s literary tradition from the period of abolitionism to the increase of the Plantation culture. She devotes a bankruptcy to children’s verse, arguing that racial stereotypes paintings as “nonsense” that mask conflicts within the development of white formative years. A compilation of the poems mentioned, so much of that are tricky to discover in other places, is incorporated as an appendix. grey clarifies the cultural roles women’s poetry performed within the nineteenth-century usa and in addition finds that those poems supply a desirable, dynamic, and various box for college kids of social and cultural background. Gray’s readings supply a wealthy experience of the contexts during which this poetry is embedded and look at its aesthetic and political energy in meticulous element, linking cautious explication of the texts with research of the historical past of poetry, canons, literacy, and literary authority. Race and Time distinguishes itself from different serious stories not just via its looking out, in-depth readings but in addition via its sustained recognition to much less identified poets and its departure from a Dickinson-centered version. most importantly, it bargains a spotlight on race, demonstrating how alterations in either the U.S. racial constitution and women’s position in public tradition set the phrases for swap in how girls poets anticipated the connection among poetry and social strength. Gray’s paintings makes contributions to a number of fields of analysis: poetry, U.S. literary heritage and American reports, women’s reviews, African American stories and whiteness reports, children’s literature, and cultural experiences. whereas putting the works of figures who've been handled in other places (e.g., Dickinson and Harper) into revealing new relationships, Race and Time does a lot to open interdisciplinary dialogue of strange works.
By B. Polaschek
This ebook contributes to the starting to be literature at the biopic style by way of outlining and exploring the conventions of the postfeminist biopic. It does so by means of studying contemporary movies in regards to the lives of well-known ladies together with Sylvia Plath, Frida Kahlo, Virginia Woolf and Jane Austen.
By Donna R. Bontatibus
Seduction, scandal, intrigue: all general issues to readers of latest American fiction. despite the fact that, those parts are under no circumstances smooth ones. during this new examine, Donna Bontatibus explores the roots of the seduction novel in early the United States and makes use of it to reflect societal constructions within the fledgling country. The novels of Susanna Rowson, Tabitha Tenney, Hannah Webster Foster, and Judith Sargent Murray and their use of the seduction plot finds a fancy set of social and political difficulties skilled by way of middle-class girls of the early country. utilizing those novels, Bontatibus indicates a robust hyperlink among women's prestige in the United States and the yank Revolution's failure to loose girls from neo-colonialist oppression. She additionally explores seduction as a euphemism for the abusive technique of preserving women's allegiance to the hot country, depicting seduction/rape because the final illustration of women's colonization via a rape tradition. utilizing present theories approximately gender, race, category, and colonization, The Seduction Novel of the Early country examines the connection among seduction and the colonizer, and the colonized, required to take care of a rape tradition.
By Dickinson, Emily; Carter, Louise; Farr, Judith
during this first gigantic examine of Emily Dickinson's devotion to plant life and gardening, Judith Farr seeks to affix either poet and gardener in a single inventive character. She casts new mild on Dickinson's temperament, her aesthetic sensibility, and her imaginative and prescient of the connection among artwork and nature, revealing that the winning gardener's intimate knowing of horticulture assisted in shaping the poet's selection of metaphors for each event: love and hate, wickedness and advantage, demise and immortality.
Gardening, Farr demonstrates, was once Dickinson's different vocation, extra public than the making of poems yet analogous and heavily with regards to it. Over a 3rd of Dickinson's poems and approximately half her letters allude with passionate depth to her favourite wildflowers, to conventional blooms just like the daisy or gentian, and to the unique gardenias and jasmines of her conservatory. each one flower was once assigned particular connotations by way of the 19th century floral dictionaries she knew; hence, Dickinson's organization of varied plants with buddies, family members, and fans, just like the tropes and eventualities awarded in her poems, establishes her participation within the literary and painterly tradition of her day. A bankruptcy, "Gardening with Emily Dickinson" by way of Louise Carter, cites kin letters and memoirs to conjecture the types of plant life inside the poet's indoor and outdoors gardens. Carter hypothesizes Dickinson's equipment of gardening, explaining how one may well develop her plant life this present day.
superbly illustrated and written with verve, The Gardens of Emily Dickinson will supply excitement and perception to a large viewers of students, admirers of Dickinson's poetry, and backyard fans in every single place.
By Jeanne Perreault
By Stephen C. Behrendt
This compelling research recovers the misplaced lives and poems of British girls poets of the Romantic period. Stephen C. Behrendt unearths the diversity and variety in their writings, supplying new views at the paintings of dozens of ladies whose poetry has lengthy been missed or marginalized in conventional literary background. British Romanticism used to be considered a cultural move outlined via a small team of male poets. This e-book supplies girls poets their right position within the literary culture of the time. Behrendt first methods the topic thematically, exploring the ways that the poems addressed either public matters and personal stories. He subsequent examines using specific genres, together with the sonnet and diverse different lengthy and brief varieties. within the concluding chapters, Behrendt explores the impression of nationwide id, offering the 1st vast learn of Romantic-era poetry by means of girls from Scotland and eire. In improving the lives and paintings of those girls, Behrendt unearths their energetic participation in the wealthy cultural neighborhood of writers and readers through the British Isles. This examine should be a key source for students, lecturers, and scholars in British literary experiences, women's reviews, and cultural historical past. (July 2009)
By Rebecca Messbarger
Eighteenth-century Italian playwright Pietro Chiari unique the age he lived in 'The Century of ladies' - an age while ladies won massive energy via schooling and admission to varied educational positions and professions. established as a longer disputation, this ebook tells the story of 5 paradigmatic and ideologically divergent eighteenth-century Italian texts by means of female and male authors whose leitmotif is lady. those contain an instructional debate, a systematic tract, an oration, an Enlightenment magazine, and a manner journal. research makes a speciality of the explicit ways that the exigencies of the 'new technology' and the burgeoning Enlightenment venture based on rational civil legislation, secular ethical philosophy, and utilitarian social ethics pressured a change within the formal controversy approximately women.
By uncovering the features of the expansive dominant discourse approximately ladies between Italian Enlightenment thinkers and of the counter-discourse girls authors produced to claim their very own targeted authority over structures of femininity and the general public sphere, this examine reconceives eighteenth-century Italian tradition and rectifies misconceptions approximately Italy's place and impact in the literary republic of the eu Enlightenment. Groundbreaking and unique, this research is the 1st to ascertain the contribution of ladies to the Republic of Letters of the Settecento, and may revise triumphing notions of eighteenth-century Italian tradition and academia.
By Donette Francis (auth.)
By Barbara Lounsberry
Starting with fourteen-year-old Woolf’s first palm-sized leather-based diary, Becoming Virginia Woolf illuminates how her deepest and public writing was once formed by way of the diaries of alternative writers together with Samuel Pepys, James Boswell, the French Goncourt brothers, Mary Coleridge, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Woolf’s “diary parents”—Sir Walter Scott and Fanny Burney. those key literary connections open a brand new and quintessential window onto the tale of 1 of literature’s most famed modernists.