Women in Literature

Reading Through the Lens of Gender

Author: Jerilyn Fisher,Ellen S. Silber

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313313462

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

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Looks at gender-related themes in ninety-six of the most frequently taught works of fiction, including "Anna Karenina," "Brave New World," "Great Expectations," and "Lord of the Flies."
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Women in Literature

Life Stages Through Stories, Poems, and Plays

Author: Sandra Eagleton

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 472

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The 31 short stories, 49 poems, 2 novel excerpts, and 4 plays featured in this unique collection reaffirm the central place of women in the development of the genres of fiction, poetry, and drama. Prefaced by thought-provoking introductory comments, these works are grouped according to the life stages of women--childhood, adolescence, adulthood, old age, and death. As a result, large themes and unexpected concordances become apparent across the widely ranging times, places, cultures, and lifestyles of the women portrayed.
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Ideals, Images, and Real Lives

Women in Literature and History

Author: Alice Thorner,Maithreyi Krishna Raj

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125008439

Category: Feminism

Page: 353

View: 2252

Women studies as a distinct field emerged in India in the mid-seventies. But preoccupation with the position of women dates back to more than a century and a half. By the use of methods of history, literary criticism and analysis of discourse, this volume seeks not only to illustrate the broadening of the sphere of women studies in India in recent years, but also to point to the need for relating ideas about women and gender relations to the social and economic forces that shape history.
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Images of women in literature

Author: Mary Anne Ferguson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin School


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 606

View: 9751

Woman is viewed in seven major roles, each discussed in the general introduction and each the topic of a chapter of selected writings by figures ranging from John Keats to Doris Lessing
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Women and Literature

Discovery and Exploration

Author: Jolanda Cornish

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595442463

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

View: 4163

Essays exploring women's worlds using literary works, diaries, or travel narratives.
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Women In Literature

AP Study

Author: Laura McLamb

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1452015236

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 6983

This is an AP study of four women in literature.
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The Bitch is Back

Wicked Women in Literature

Author: Sarah Appleton Aguiar

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809323623

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 173

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Aguiar, focusing on the traits and characteristics of the strong-willed female protagonist, analyzes over one hundred examples in a wide range of literature. Among the characters discussed are Zenia in Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride, Ruth Patchett in Fay Weldon's The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, Sula in Toni Morrison's Sula, and Ginny in Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres.
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Women and Literature in Britain, 1700-1800

Author: Vivien Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521586801

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 8686

This book, first published in 2000, is an authoritative volume of new essays on women's writing and reading in the eighteenth century.
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Writing Woman

Sex, Class and Literature, Medieval and Modern

Author: Sheila Delany

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556354436

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 1882

In 'Writing Woman' Sheila Delany examines the artifact woman from a radical perspective. Each individual is seen by Delany as an artifact -- made, not born -- laboriously worked up, pieced together, written and rewritten. Other qualities are added to this artifact through novels, poems, lyrics, ad copy, television scripts, nursery rhymes, and the English language itself. These layers of meaning result in the artifact -- woman as topic. Sheila Delany traces her own development as a radical thinker in the opening chapter Confessions of an Ex-handkerchief Head, or Why This Is Not a Feminist Book. She discusses bourgeois women in medieval life and letters; womanliness, marriage, and misogyny in Chaucer; sex and politics in Pope's The Rape of the Lock; the feminist utopias of Charlotte P. Gilman and Marge Piercy; and -- in considering woman as writer -- the scene, or place, of writing in Christine de Pisan and Virginia Woolf.
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Desire Between Women in Literature

Author: Emma Donoghue

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447248163

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 4949

Love between women crops up throughout literature: from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Charlotte Brontë, Dickens, Agatha Christie, and many more. In Inseparable Emma Donoghue examines how desire between women in literature has been portrayed, from schoolgirls and vampires to runaway wives, from cross-dressing knights to contemporary murder stories. Donoghue looks at the work of those writers who have addressed the ‘unspeakable subject’, examining whether such desire between women is freakish or omnipresent, holy or evil, heart-warming or ridiculous as she excavates a long-obscured tradition of female friendship, one that is surprisingly central to our cultural history. A revelation of a centuries-old literary tradition – brilliant, amusing, and until now, deliberately overlooked.
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Women in Literature

Author: Alexis Burling

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1680774867

Category: Literature

Page: 112

View: 9167

This book introduces readers to dozens of women who have made groundbreaking contributions in literary fiction, genre fiction, science fiction, nonfiction and memoir, feminist writing, poetry, and young adult literature. Features include essential facts, a timeline, a glossary, additional resources, source notes, and an index.
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Literary Divas

The Top 100+ Most Admired African-American Women in Literature

Author: Heather Covington

Publisher: Amber Books Publishing

ISBN: 9780976773535

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 231

View: 5302

These divas represent the voices of past and future generations, such as Tyra Banks, Terry McMillan, Harriette Cole, Maya Angelou, Iyanla Vanzant, Nikki Giovanni, Dawn Davis, Adrienne Ingrum, Carol Mackey, Oprah Winfrey, Rosa Parks, Shirley Chisholm, Coretta Scott King, Zora Neal Hurston, and Octavia Butler.
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Seduction and Betrayal

Women and Literature

Author: Elizabeth Hardwick

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590174372

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 6286

The novelist and essayist Elizabeth Hardwick is one of contemporary America’s most brilliant writers, and Seduction and Betrayal, in which she considers the careers of women writers as well as the larger question of the presence of women in literature, is her most passionate and concentrated work of criticism. A gallery of unforgettable portraits—of Virginia Woolf and Zelda Fitzgerald, Dorothy Wordsworth and Jane Carlyle—as well as a provocative reading of such works as Wuthering Heights, Hedda Gabler, and the poems of Sylvia Plath, Seduction and Betrayal is a virtuoso performance, a major writer’s reckoning with the relations between men and women, women and writing, writing and life.
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Differences among Women in Literature and Culture

Author: Helena Michie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195360813

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 7101

This book looks at how differences among women have been textually represented at a variety of historical moments and in a variety of cultural contexts, including Victorian mainstream fiction, African-American mulatto novels, late twentieth-century lesbian communities, and contemporary country music. Sororophobia designates the complex and shifting relations between women's attempts to identify with other women and their often simultaneous desire to establish and retain difference. Michie argues for the centrality to feminism of a paradigm that moves beyond celebrations of identity and sisterhood to a more nuanced notion of women's relations with other women which may include such uncomfortable concepts as envy, jealousy, and competition as well as more institutionalized ideas of difference such as race and class. Chapters on literature are interspersed by "inter-chapters" on the choreography of sameness and difference among women in popular culture.
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Women and Literature in Britain, 1150-1500

Author: Carol M. Meale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521576208

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 4592

This collection of essays focuses on the questions of women's access to a written culture and their representation in literature in late medieval Britain. It explores women's engagement with Anglo-Norman, English, Welsh and Latin, and addresses such issues as orality and literacy and women's exclusion from a written tradition. It considers the historical evidence for women's activity as writers, patrons and readers, and examines the representation of women within different literary genres--both secular and religious--their possession or lack of power, and their roles as lovers, mothers and saints.
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Guarding Cultural Memory

Afro-Cuban Women in Literature and the Arts

Author: Flora María González Mandri

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813925264

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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In Guarding Cultural Memory, Flora González Mandri examines the vibrant and uniquely illuminating post-Revolutionary creative endeavors of Afro-Cuban women. Taking on the question of how African diaspora cultures practice remembrance, she reveals the ways in which these artists restage the confrontations between modernity and tradition. González Mandri considers the work of the poet and cultural critic Nancy Morejón, the poet Excilia Saldaña, the filmmaker Gloria Rolando, and the artists María Magdalena Campos-Pons and Belkis Ayón. In their cultural representations these women conflate the artistic, the historical, and the personal to produce a transformative image of the black woman as a forger of Cuban culture. They achieve this in several ways: by redefining autobiography as a creative expression for the convergence of the domestic and the national; by countering the eroticized image of the mulatta in favor of a mythical conception of the female body as a site for the engraving of cultural and national conflicts and resolutions; and by valorizing certain aesthetic and religious traditions in relation to a postmodern artistic sensibility Placing these artists in their historical context, González Mandri shows how their accomplishments were consistently silenced in official Cuban history and culture and explores the strategies through which culturally censored memories survived—and continue to survive—in a Caribbean country purported to have integrated its Hispanic and African peoples and heritages into a Cuban identity. The picture that finally emerges is one not only of exceptional artistic achievement but also of successful redefinitions of concepts of race, gender, and nation in the face of almost insurmountable cultural odds.
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Sturdy black bridges

visions of Black women in literature

Author: Roseann P. Bell,Bettye J. Parker,Beverly Guy-Sheftall

Publisher: Doubleday


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 422

View: 7248

A critical appreciation of Black women in literature considers Black images, major influences in the field, and new creative works enhancing the theme of Black bridges
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Kansas Women in Literature

Author: Nettie Garmer Barker

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465525629


Page: N.A

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