Category: Women Writers

  • Forgotten engagements : women, literature and the Left in by Angela Kershaw

    By Angela Kershaw

    This examine is the 1st to ascertain the contribution made by means of girls writers to politically dedicated literature in Thirties France. Its function is to deliver to mild the paintings of woman authors of left-wing fiction whose novels are similar to these of recognized male practitioners of 'littérature engagée'. It analyses the novels of Madeleine Pelletier, Simone Téry, Edith Thomas, Henriette Valet and Louise Weiss within the context of the inter-war types of dedicated literature with regards to which they have been produced. attention of this physique of fictional texts, no longer formerly introduced jointly by way of literary historians, exhibits how ladies have been in a position to relate to fiction and to politics in inter-war France. Situating the novels on the subject of their social, ancient, literary and political setting, the e-book makes a massive contribution to the literary and cultural historical past 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 through feminist scholarship. The booklet will attract readers with an curiosity in women's writing, political writing, and the advance of French literature within the first 1/2 the 20 th century. Contents Acknowledgements Abbreviations creation girls, 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
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  • The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen by Edward Copeland, Juliet McMaster

    By Edward Copeland, Juliet McMaster

    Best students current a complete and updated advisor to Jane Austen's works within the contexts of her modern global, and of present-day severe discourse. along with discussions of Austen's novels and letters, there are essays on faith, politics, classification realization, publishing practices, household economic system, sort within the novels and the importance of her juvenile works. A chronology presents biographical info, and checks of the background of Austen feedback spotlight the main attention-grabbing fresh reports in an unlimited box of severe range.
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  • Scheherazade's Sisters. Trickster Heroines and Their Stories by Marilyn Jurich

    By Marilyn Jurich

    Based at the author's discovery of a brand new folktale style, the feminine trickster, Jurich's e-book identifies and celebrates these lady 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, particularly in societies that scale back and oppress girls. via inventive options counting on verbal facility, mental acuity, and diplomatic information, those ladies tricksters―better named trickstars―uncover the absurdity, hypocrisy, and corruption within the greater patriarchal society. during the trickstar's efforts, the procedure is circumvented or foiled, frequently enlightened, and typically better. This multicultural, comparative examine unearths common human qualities in addition to gender changes among male and female tricksters and realizes the values and attitudes which form the trickstar's personality and behaviour. Trickstars additionally seem 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 stories, illustrated via a comparability in their capabilities 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 function of the transformer or tradition bringer who reforms and improves the character of her society. Jurich delineates the explicit varieties of tricksters who practice those services, indicates how trickstar stories variously impact listeners and readers, and indicates how certain types of trickstar characters give a contribution to the motive of the story. Feminist perspectives of the protagonists are analyzed in addition to modern revisionist stories which search to opposite unfavourable lady photographs and to provide self reliant ladies characters who can and do make confident contributions to society. For the 1st time in folklore reviews, either male and female tricksters are outlined and differentiated, their capabilities are illustrated via examining narrative schemes, and the time period trickstar, invented by means of the writer, is used to outline and describe a feminine trickster.

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  • The Space Between: Literary Epiphany in the Work of Annie by Sandra Humble Johnson

    By Sandra Humble Johnson

    Annie Dillard, a most efficient practitioner of the literary epiphany, has develop into a consultant of a necromantic circulation that mixes the ecological curiosity of desolate tract literature with the aesthetics of a hugely stylized literature. this primary full-length examine of the Pulitzer prize-winning essayist considers her as desolate tract thinker, spiritual mystic, expert critic, and arch-romantic.Sandra Humble Johnson strikes Dillard from the class of nature author to the realm of aesthetics as she examines the significance of literary epiphany--a particular form of "illumination"--to her paintings. She then explores how Dillard, via her personal extraordinary use of language, describes and creates those moments of illumination, or "dots" of self, for the reader.Johnson additionally finds Dillard's courting with different writers who practiced this comparable literary equipment: William Wordsworth in his "spots of time," T.S. Eliot and his "still points," and Gerard Manley Hopkins via his "inscape." moreover, Johnson exhibits how the reader reports an identical but own epiphany in sharing the writer's second of illumination and additional translates how Dillard's absorption with ache, violence, and sweetness is resolved within the nature of language itself.
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  • So Odd a Mixture: Along the Autistic Spectrum in 'Pride and by Phyllis Ferguson Bottomer

    By Phyllis Ferguson Bottomer

    Autism used to be no longer a regarded sickness in Jane Austen's lifetime, nor for good over a century after her dying. yet there have been definitely those who had autism, and Phyllis Ferguson Bottomer proposes that Austen wrote approximately them, with out realizing what it used to be that she used to be describing. "So bizarre a combination" seems at 8 probably varied characters in Austen's vintage novel, "Pride and Prejudice", who exhibit autistic features. those characters - 5 within the Bennet kinfolk and 3 within the of the Fitzwilliams - have primary problems with verbal exchange, empathy and concept of brain. satisfaction, it kind of feels, would possibly not were the manager cause of Mr Darcy's awkward behaviour at balls, his widespread silences or the monologue he introduced the 1st time he proposed to Elizabeth. This attention-grabbing booklet will supply food-for-thought for college kids and fanatics of Austen's vintage novel, and for a person drawn to autism spectrum problems.
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  • Authority and Female Authorship in Colonial America by William J. Scheick

    By William J. Scheick

    Should still ladies difficulty themselves with analyzing except the Bible? may still ladies try to write in any respect? Did those actions violate the hierarchy of the universe and men's and women's locations in it? Colonial American girls depended on an analogous specialists and traditions as did colonial males, yet they encountered particular problems validating themselves in writing. William Scheick explores logonomic clash within the works of northeastern colonial girls, whose writings usually sign up anxiousness no longer standard in their male contemporaries. This research beneficial properties the poetry of Mary English and Anne Bradstreet, the letter-journals of Esther Edwards Burr and Sarah Prince, the autobiographical prose of Elizabeth Hanson and Elizabeth Ashbridge, and the political verse of Phyllis Wheatley. those works, besides the writings of alternative colonial ladies, supply particularly noteworthy situations of bifurcations emanating from American colonial women's conflicted confiscation of male authority. Scheick unearths sophisticated authorial uneasiness and subtextual tensions attributable to the try to draw legitimacy from male specialists and traditions.
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  • Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: A Casebook by Joanne M. Braxton

    By Joanne M. Braxton

    With the ongoing growth of the literary canon, multicultural works of recent literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an expanding value for college students and students of yank literature. This fascinating new sequence assembles key records and feedback relating those works that experience so lately turn into valuable elements of the yankee literature curriculum. every one casebook will reprint records in terms of the work's old context and reception, current the simplest in serious essays, and whilst attainable, function an interview of the writer. The sequence will supply, for the 1st time, an available discussion board within which readers can come to a fuller realizing of those modern masterpieces and the original features of yankee ethnic, racial, or cultural event that they so ably portray.Perhaps greater than the other unmarried textual content, Maya Angelou's i do know Why the Caged fowl Sings helped to set up the "mainstream" prestige of the renaissance in black women's writing. This casebook offers various serious methods to this vintage autobiography, in addition to an specific interview with Angelou performed in particular for this quantity and a special drawing of her formative years atmosphere in Stamps, Arkansas, drawn via the Angelou herself.
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  • The Jane Austen Handbook: A Sensible Yet Elegant Guide to by Margaret C. Sullivan

    By Margaret C. Sullivan

    Jane Austen released her first novel in 1811, yet at the present time she's extra renowned than ever. movie diversifications of her books are nominated for Academy Awards. Chick lit bestsellers are in accordance with her plots. And a brand new biopic of Austen herself Becoming Jane arrives in theaters this spring.

    For all these readers who dream approximately residing in Regency England, The Jane Austen Handbook bargains step by step directions for correct comportment within the early 19th century. you will discover:
    easy methods to turn into an comprehensive girl
    the way to Run an exceptional apartment
    the best way to point out curiosity in a Gentleman with out Seeming ahead
    the best way to Throw a cocktail party
    the best way to decide upon and purchase garments

    Full of functional instructions for navigating the travails of Regency lifestyles, this fascinating illustrated publication additionally serves as a better half for present-day readers, explaining the English category procedure, forex, costume, and the nuances of swish dwelling.

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  • Women and Power in Argentine Literature: Stories, by Gwendolyn Díaz

    By Gwendolyn Díaz

    The surprising expertise of Argentine girls writers belies the struggles they've got faced--not simply as neglected authors, yet as girls of conviction dealing with oppression. The patriarchal pressures of the Per?n years, the phobia of the soiled Wars, and, extra lately, the commercial cave in that gripped the state in 2001 created such repressive stipulations that a few writers, corresponding to Luisa Valenzuela, left the rustic for lengthy sessions. no longer strangely, energy has turn into an inescapable subject matter in Argentine women's fiction, and this assortment indicates how the dynamics of strength seize not just the political international but additionally the private one. no matter if their characters are politicians and peasants, torturers and sufferers, mom and dad and kids, or enthusiasts female and male, each one author explores the consequences of strength because it is exercised via or opposed to ladies. The fifteen writers selected for ladies and tool in Argentine Literature contain well-known names equivalent to Valenzuela, in addition to authors anthologized for the 1st time, so much significantly Mar?a Kodama, widow of Jorge Luis Borges. every one bankruptcy starts with a "verbal portrait," editor Gwendolyn D?az's own influence of the writer comfortable, shaped via hours of dialog and interviews. A biographical essay and important statement stick with, with emphasis at the paintings integrated during this anthology. D?az's interviews, translated from Spanish, and at last the tales themselves--only 3 of which were formerly released in English--complete the chapters. the intense intensity of those chapters displays the nuanced, frequently debatable portrayals of energy saw via Argentine girls writers. Inspiring in addition to insightful, ladies and gear in Argentine Literature is finally approximately ladies who, in D?az's phrases, "choose to talk their fact whatever the consequences."
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