Images of Women in Literature

Author: Mary Anne Ferguson

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780395551165

Category: Education

Page: 603

View: 469

Images of Women in Literature, Fifth Edition, is an anthology of literature--short fiction, poetry, and drama--by a broad range of female and male writers depicting the roles of women in literature.
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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: 6600

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.
Posted in Literary Criticism

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

View: 9680

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."
Posted in Literary Criticism

Women in Literature

Life Stages Through Stories, Poems, and Plays

Author: Sandra Eagleton

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 472

View: 4332

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.
Posted in Literary Criticism

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: 583

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
Posted in Literary Criticism

Ideals, Images, and Real Lives

Women in Literature and History

Author: Alice Thorner

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125008439

Category: Feminism

Page: 353

View: 4334

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.
Posted in Feminism

Women and Literature

Discovery and Exploration

Author: Jolanda Cornish

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595442463

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

View: 5558

Essays exploring women's worlds using literary works, diaries, or travel narratives.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography


Desire Between Women in Literature

Author: Emma Donoghue

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307593614

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 3349

From a writer of astonishing versatility and erudition, the much-admired literary critic, novelist, short-story writer, and scholar (“Dazzling”—The Washington Post; “One of those rare writers who seems to be able to work on any register, any time, any atmosphere, and make it her own” —The Observer), a book that explores the little-known literary tradition of love between women in Western literature, from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Charlotte Brontë, Dickens, Agatha Christie, and many more. Emma Donoghue brings to bear all her knowledge and grasp to examine how desire between women in English 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, heartwarming or ridiculous as she excavates a long-obscured tradition of (inseparable) friendship between women, one that is surprisingly central to our cultural history. Donoghue writes about the half-dozen contrasting girl-girl plots that have been told and retold over the centuries, metamorphosing from generation to generation. What interests the author are the twists and turns of the plots themselves and how these stories have changed—or haven’t—over the centuries, rather than how they reflect their time and society. Donoghue explores the writing of Sade, Diderot, Balzac, Thomas Hardy, H. Rider Haggard, Elizabeth Bowen, and others and the ways in which the woman who desires women has been cast as not quite human, as ghost or vampire. She writes about the ever-present triangle, found in novels and plays from the last three centuries, in which a woman and man compete for the heroine’s love . . . about how—and why—same-sex attraction is surprisingly ubiquitous in crime fiction, from the work of Wilkie Collins and Dorothy L. Sayers to P. D. James. Finally, Donoghue looks at the plotline that has dominated writings about desire between women since the late nineteenth century: how a woman’s life is turned upside down by the realization that she desires another woman, whether she comes to terms with this discovery privately, “comes out of the closet,” or is publicly “outed.” She shows how this narrative pattern has remained popular and how it has taken many forms, in the works of George Moore, Radclyffe Hall, Patricia Highsmith, and Rita Mae Brown, from case-history-style stories and dramas, in and out of the courtroom, to schoolgirl love stories and rebellious picaresques. A revelation of a centuries-old literary tradition—brilliant, amusing, and until now, deliberately overlooked. From the Hardcover edition.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture

Reflections, Refractions, Reimaginings

Author: Cathy McGlynn,Margaret O'Neill,Michaela Schrage-Früh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331963609X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 5668

This timely collection engages with representations of women and ageing in literature and visual culture. Acknowledging that cultural conceptions of ageing are constructed and challenged across a variety of media and genres, the editors bring together experts in literature and visual culture to foster a dialogue across disciplines. Exploring the process of ageing in its cultural reflections, refractions and reimaginings, the contributors to Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture analyse how artists, writers, directors and performers challenge, and in some cases reaffirm, cultural constructions of ageing women, as well as give voice to ageing women’s subjectivities. The book concludes with an afterword by Germaine Greer which suggests possible avenues for future research.
Posted in Social Science

The Bitch is Back

Wicked Women in Literature

Author: Sarah Appleton Aguiar

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809323623

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 173

View: 3499

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.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Women and Literature in Britain, 1700-1800

Author: Vivien Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521586801

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 2468

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

Women in Literature

Author: Alexis Burling

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1680774867

Category: Literature

Page: 112

View: 9520

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.
Posted in Literature

Women In Literature

AP Study

Author: Laura McLamb

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1452015236

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 677

This is an AP study of four women in literature.
Posted in Education


Differences among Women in Literature and Culture

Author: Helena Michie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195360813

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 2591

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.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Literary Divas

The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature

Author: Heather Covington,Yvonne Rose

Publisher: Amber Books Publishing

ISBN: 9780976773535

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 231

View: 2346

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.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Kansas Women in Literature

Author: Nettie Garmer Barker

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, American

Page: 40

View: 3862

Posted in Authors, American

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

View: 8353

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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Seen and Heard

A Century of Arab Women in Literature and Culture

Author: Mona Mikhail

Publisher: Interlink Books

ISBN: 9781566564632

Category: History

Page: 169

View: 7258

Presents essays that discuss the role of women in Islam and the Arab world.
Posted in History

Unveiling Desire

Fallen Women in Literature, Culture, and Films of the East

Author: Devaleena Das,Colette Morrow

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813587867

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 3912

In Unveiling Desire, Devaleena Das and Colette Morrow show that the duality of the fallen/saved woman is as prevalent in Eastern culture as it is in the West, specifically in literature and films. Using examples from the Middle to Far East, including Iran, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Japan, and China, this anthology challenges the fascination with Eastern women as passive, abject, or sexually exotic, but also resists the temptation to then focus on the veil, geisha, sati, or Muslim women’s oppression without exploring Eastern women’s sexuality beyond these contexts. The chapters cover instead mind/body sexual politics, patriarchal cultural constructs, the anatomy of sex and power in relation to myth and culture, denigration of female anatomy, and gender performativity. From Persepolis to Bollywood, and from fairy tales to crime fiction, the contributors to Unveiling Desire show how the struggle for women’s liberation is truly global.
Posted in Social Science