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The Victorian woman question in contemporary feminist fiction, Jeannette King

Label
The Victorian woman question in contemporary feminist fiction
Title
The Victorian woman question in contemporary feminist fiction
Statement of responsibility
Jeannette King
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Setting their novels in the Victorian period, some of the most respected and exciting writers in Britain and America (including Margaret Atwood, A. S. Byatt, Toni Morrison, Sarah Waters and Angela Carter) have engaged closely with the religious, scientific and literary discourses that attempted to define and imprison women. But in addition, they show through a rich variety of fictional creations how women challenged the power of those discourses, and fought for the kind of sexual and professional freedom which continue to be central to feminism today."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Jeannette
Dewey number
823/.8093522
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.F45
LC item number
K56 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminist fiction, English
  • Historical fiction, English
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women
  • Feminism in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Women in literature
Label
The Victorian woman question in contemporary feminist fiction, Jeannette King
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. What is a woman? Victorian constructions of femininity. Religious prescriptions and cultural reflections ; The biological sciences ; An unhealthy mind in an unhealthy body? ; Evolutionary theory and the social sciences ; Entering the gender debate. -- 2. The Darwinian moment: the woman that never evolved. Separate species and separate spheres: Andrea Barrett, The voyage of the Narwhal, 1855-1856 ; Darwin and romantic love: A.S. Byatt, Morpho Eugenia. -- 3."Criminals, idiots, women and minors': deviant minds in deviant bodies. Madwoman or bad woman? Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace ; Criminal influence: Sarah Waters, Affinity. -- 4. Subversive spirits: spiritualism and female desire. 'Power words': Victoria Glendinning, Electricity ; Gender and poetry: A.S. Byatt, The conjugial angel ; Spiritualism, psychology and history: Michèle Roberts, In the red kitchen. -- 5. Degeneration and sexual anarchy. The newly born woman: Angela Carter, Nights at the circus ; Performing gender: Sarah Waters, Tipping the velvet. -- 6. Evolutionary thought, gender and race. 'Ain't I a woman?: Toni Morrison's Beloved
Control code
57235693
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 210 pages
Isbn
9781403917270
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2004061222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781403917270
Label
The Victorian woman question in contemporary feminist fiction, Jeannette King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. What is a woman? Victorian constructions of femininity. Religious prescriptions and cultural reflections ; The biological sciences ; An unhealthy mind in an unhealthy body? ; Evolutionary theory and the social sciences ; Entering the gender debate. -- 2. The Darwinian moment: the woman that never evolved. Separate species and separate spheres: Andrea Barrett, The voyage of the Narwhal, 1855-1856 ; Darwin and romantic love: A.S. Byatt, Morpho Eugenia. -- 3."Criminals, idiots, women and minors': deviant minds in deviant bodies. Madwoman or bad woman? Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace ; Criminal influence: Sarah Waters, Affinity. -- 4. Subversive spirits: spiritualism and female desire. 'Power words': Victoria Glendinning, Electricity ; Gender and poetry: A.S. Byatt, The conjugial angel ; Spiritualism, psychology and history: Michèle Roberts, In the red kitchen. -- 5. Degeneration and sexual anarchy. The newly born woman: Angela Carter, Nights at the circus ; Performing gender: Sarah Waters, Tipping the velvet. -- 6. Evolutionary thought, gender and race. 'Ain't I a woman?: Toni Morrison's Beloved
Control code
57235693
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 210 pages
Isbn
9781403917270
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2004061222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781403917270

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