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Inhaltsangabe: As British women writers in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries sought to define how they experienced their era's social and economic upheaval, they helped popularize a new style of bourgeois female sensibility. Building on her earlier work in Romantic Androgyny, Diane Long Hoeveler now examines the Gothic novels of Charlotte Smith, Ann Radcliffe, Jane Austen, Charlotte Dacre Byrne, Mary Shelley, and the Brontës to show how these writers helped define femininity for women of the British middle class.Hoeveler argues that a female-created literary ideology, now known as "victim feminism," arose as the Gothic novel helped create a new social role of professional victim for women adjusting to the new bourgeois order. These novels were thinly disguised efforts at propagandizing a new form of conduct for women, teaching that "professional femininity"-a cultivated pose of wise passiveness and controlled emotions-best prepared them for social survival. She examines how representations of both men and women in these novels moved from the purely psychosexual into social and political representations, and how these writers constructed a series of ideologies that would allow their female characters-and readers-fictitious mastery over an oppressive social and political system.Gothic Feminism takes a neo-feminist approach to these women's writings, treating them not as sacred texts but as thesis-driven works that attempted to instruct women in a series of strategic poses. It offers both a new understanding of the genre and a wholly new interpretation of feminism as a literary ideology.
Über den Autor: Diane Long Hoeveler is Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the Women's Studies Program at Marquette University. She is the author of Romantic Androgyny: The Women Within (Penn State, 1990) and co-author of Charlotte Brontz' (Macmillan/Twayne, 1997).
Titel: Gothic Feminism: The Professionalization of ...
Verlag: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt)
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Buchbeschreibung Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, University Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1998. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Ex Library. Ex-library copy with usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 250 pages, sharp corners. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 113418
Buchbeschreibung Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0271018097
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Buchbeschreibung Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt), 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0271018097