WOMEN’S WRITINGS IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES

WOMEN’S WRITINGS IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES

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  • Author: TAISHA ABRAHAM
  • Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • ISBN: 8120347366
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 292

Intended as a text for undergraduate students of English for their course on Women’s Writings in the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries, this compact and well-organized book provides both the history of the development of the short story in America and Britain and a comprehensive introduction to the modes on critical practices based on feminist thinking. It takes into account the strategies used by women writers, and discusses the politics of reception and production keeping especially the gender issue in mind. The text is divided into three parts—Part I: Introduction—containing two chapters that deal with the development of the American short story and the resurgence of radical feminism in America. These provide the historical and the feminist frame within which the short stories by the Anglo American Women’s Writers should be read. Part II gives four short stories: Kate Chopin—The Story of An Hour; Charlotte Perkins Gilman—The Yellow Wallpaper; Willa Cather—Coming, Aphrodite!; and Katherine Mansfield—Bliss. Each short story is preceded by a critical introduction, detailed references for further reading, and a biographical time line. Part III comprises three critical essays which provide sharp insights into the period in which the four women writers were writing. This book will be treasured not only by students but also by those who wish to study critically the feminist writings of the period. In addition, it will enrich readers’ understanding of American and British literary history and culture. The critical introduction to each short story traces the development of the form from its origins, both historically and in terms of female literary contributions to its development. The chapter on Radical Feminism is mapped in the context of social, political and cultural development. The book provides historical, literary and biographical contexts of the writers and their short stories.


Nineteenth-Century Short Stories by Women

Nineteenth-Century Short Stories by Women

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  • Author: Harriet Devine Jump
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134704666
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 464

This anthology brings together twenty-eight lively and readable short stories by nineteenth-century women writers, including gothic tales to romances, detective fiction and ghost stories. Containing short fiction by well-known authors such as: * Maria Edgeworth * Mary Shelley * Elizabeth Gaskell * Margaret Oliphant Nineteenth-Century Short Stories by Women also includes: * a scholarly introduction * biographies for each of the authors * full explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading * a critical commentary, publication details and historical context * a full and wide-ranging bibliography The bibliography of resources and further reading will enable those interested in pursuing research on any author or topic to do so with ease, and a thematic index will enable teachers to select material best suited to their courses.


Nineteenth-Century Stories by Women

Nineteenth-Century Stories by Women

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  • Author: Glennis Stephenson
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 1551110008
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 504

“The female novelist of the nineteenth century may have frequently encountered opposition and interference from the male literary establishment, but the female short story writer, working in a genre that was seen as less serious and less profitable, found her work to be actively encouraged.” — from the Introduction. During the nineteenth century women writers finally began to be as popular—and as respected—as their male counterparts. We are all familiar with the novels of Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot and the Bröntes. Less familiar is the short fiction of the period; yet a great many nineteenth-century stories by women—both famous and obscure—retain in full measure their power to fascinate and to entertain. For this anthology Glennis Stephenson brings together stories by both British and North American writers; by such established luminaries as Shelley, Gaskell and Kate Chopin; and by lesser-known writers such as the Anglo-Indian writer Flora Steel, the Afro-American Alice Dunbar Nelson and the Canadian Annie Howells Frèchette. The result is an anthology that will be as interesting to the general reader as it will be useful to the student. Stephenson provides background information on all authors, together with a general introduction.


Women's Roles in Nineteenth-century America

Women's Roles in Nineteenth-century America

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  • Author: Tiffany K. Wayne
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313335471
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 210

Presents a history of the status of women in nineteenth-century America, with an examination of their roles in marriage, family life, religion, and public life, and an analysis of their political and legal rights.


Transformations of Electricity in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Science

Transformations of Electricity in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Science

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  • Author: Stella Pratt-Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317007808
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 176

Throughout the nineteenth century, practitioners of science, writers of fiction and journalists wrote about electricity in ways that defied epistemological and disciplinary boundaries. Revealing electricity as a site for intense and imaginative Victorian speculation, Stella Pratt-Smith traces the synthesis of nineteenth-century electricity made possible by the powerful combination of science, literature and the popular imagination. With electricity resisting clear description, even by those such as Michael Faraday and James Clerk Maxwell who knew it best, Pratt-Smith argues that electricity was both metaphorically suggestive and open to imaginative speculation. Her book engages with Victorian scientific texts, popular and specialist periodicals and the work of leading midcentury novelists, including Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, William Makepeace Thackeray and Wilkie Collins. Examining the work of William Harrison Ainsworth and Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Pratt-Smith explores how Victorian novelists attributed magical qualities to electricity, imbuing it with both the romance of the past and the thrill of the future. She concludes with a case study of Benjamin Lumley’s Another World, which presents an enticing fantasy of electricity’s potential based on contemporary developments. Ultimately, her book contends that writing and reading about electricity appropriated and expanded its imaginative scope, transformed its factual origins and applications and contravened the bounds of literary genres and disciplinary constraints.


The Exotic Woman in Nineteenth-century British Fiction and Culture

The Exotic Woman in Nineteenth-century British Fiction and Culture

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  • Author: Piya Pal-Lapinski
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 9781584654292
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 156

A fresh and provocative approach to representations of exotic women in Victorian Britain.


British Short Fiction in the Early Nineteenth Century

British Short Fiction in the Early Nineteenth Century

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  • Author: Tim Killick
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317171462
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 200

In spite of the importance of the idea of the 'tale' within Romantic-era literature, short fiction of the period has received little attention from critics. Contextualizing British short fiction within the broader framework of early nineteenth-century print culture, Tim Killick argues that authors and publishers sought to present short fiction in book-length volumes as a way of competing with the novel as a legitimate and prestigious genre. Beginning with an overview of the development of short fiction through the late eighteenth century and analysis of the publishing conditions for the genre, including its appearance in magazines and annuals, Killick shows how Washington Irving's hugely popular collections set the stage for British writers. Subsequent chapters consider the stories and sketches of writers as diverse as Mary Russell Mitford and James Hogg, as well as didactic short fiction by authors such as Hannah More, Maria Edgeworth, and Amelia Opie. His book makes a convincing case for the evolution of short fiction into a self-conscious, intentionally modern form, with its own techniques and imperatives, separate from those of the novel.


Women's Ghost Literature in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Women's Ghost Literature in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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  • Author: Melissa Edmundson Makala
  • Publisher: University of Wales Press
  • ISBN: 0708325653
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 256

Women's Ghost Literature in Nineteenth-Century Britain examines the Female Gothic genre and how it expanded to include not only gender concerns but also social critiques of repressed sexuality, economics and imperialism.


The Cambridge History of the English Short Story

The Cambridge History of the English Short Story

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  • Author: Dominic Head
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316739147
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages :

The Cambridge History of the English Short Story is the first comprehensive volume to capture the literary history of the English short story. Charting the origins and generic evolution of the English short story to the present day, and written by international experts in the field, this book covers numerous transnational and historical connections between writers, modes and forms of transmission. Suitable for English literature students and scholars of the English short story generally, it will become a standard work of reference in its field.


Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English

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  • Author: Paul Delaney
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 1474400663
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 388

This collection explores the history and development of the anglophone short story since the beginning of the nineteenth century.