Victorian women writers and the woman question

edited by Nicola Diane Thompson

This book was first published in 1999. This collection of essays by leading scholars from Britain, the USA and Canada opens up the limited landscape of Victorian novels by focusing attention on some of the women writers popular in their own time but forgotten or neglected by literary history. Spanning the entire Victorian period, this study investigates particularly the role and treatment of 'the woman question' in the second half of the century. There are discussions of marriage, matriarchy and divorce, satire, suffragette writing, writing for children, and links between literature and art. Moving from Margaret Oliphant and Charlotte Mary Yonge to Mary Ward, Marie Corelli, 'Ouida' and E. Nesbit, this book illuminates the complex cultural and literary roles, and the engaging contributions, of Victorian women writers.

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  • 1. Responding to the woman question: re-reading non-canonical Victorian women novelists Nicola Diane Thompson
  • 2. Marriage and the anti-feminist woman novelist Valerie Sanders
  • 3. Breaking apart: the early Victorian divorce novel Anne Humpherys
  • 4. Phantasies of matriarchy in Victorian children's literature by non-canonical woman writers Alison Chapman
  • 5. Gendered observations: Harriet Martineau and the woman question Alexis Easley
  • 6. Maximising Oliphant: begging the question and the politics of satire Monica F. Cohen
  • 7. 'Ploughing in all directions': literary women of the 1850s and Charlotte Mary Yonge's Dynevor Terrace June Sturrock
  • 8. Portraits of the artist as a young woman: representations of the female artist in the women's writing of the 1890s Lyn Pykett
  • 9. Lady in green with novel: the economics of painting in women's writing Dennis Denisoff
  • 10. Ouida and the other new woman Pamela K. Gilbert
  • 11. Organizing women: new woman writers, new woman readers, and suffrage feminism Ann Ardis
  • 12. Shot out of the canon: Mary Ward and the claims of conflicting feminism Beth Sutton-Ramspeck
  • 13. Brave girls and strategic displacements: E. Nesbit and the woman question Amelia A. Rutledge
  • 14. 'An 'old-fashioned' young woman': Marie Corelli and the new woman Annette R. Federico.

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書名 Victorian women writers and the woman question
著作者等 Thompson, Nicola Diane
書名別名 Women writers and the woman question
シリーズ名 Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1999
ページ数 xii, 259 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0521641020
NCID BA42034680
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス