Cross-Gendered Literary Voices: Appropriating, Resisting, Embracing

Hardcover | June 19, 2012

EditorRina Kim, Claire Westall

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This book investigates male writers' use of female voices and female writers' use of male voices in literature and theatre from the 1850s to the present, examining where, how and why such gendered crossings occur and what connections may be found between these crossings and specific psychological, social, historical and political contexts.

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This book investigates male writers' use of female voices and female writers' use of male voices in literature and theatre from the 1850s to the present, examining where, how and why such gendered crossings occur and what connections may be found between these crossings and specific psychological, social, historical and political conte...

RINA KIM is Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Auckland, New Zealand. She has published Women and Ireland as Beckett's Lost Others (Palgrave Macmillan: 2010).CLAIRE WESTALL is Lecturer in the Department of English and Related Literature, University of York, UK. Her current monograph project is Cricket, Literature and...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.83 × 5.7 × 0.92 inPublished:June 19, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230299873

ISBN - 13:9780230299870

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AcknowledgementsNotes on ContributorsIntroduction: Cross-Gendered Literary Voices PART I: EMPOWERING OR EFFACING THE VICTORIAN OTHER?Female Narrative Energy in the Writings of Dead White Males: Dickens, Collins and Freud Women Writing Women Writers "Everything depend[s] on the fashion of narration": Women Writing Women Writers in Short Stories of the Fin-de-sièclePART II: RESISTING AND EMBRACING THE OTHER VIA THE ABJECT ENTITY"These heavy sands are language tide and wind have silted here": Tidal Voicing and the Poetics of Home in James Joyce's UlyssesWhat Happens When a Transvestite Gynecologist Usurps the Narrator?: Cross-Gendered Ventriloquism in Djuna Barnes's Nightwood"Her speech a purely buccal phenomenon": Voice as a Lost Object in Samuel Beckett's WorksThe Engendered and Dis-engendered Other in Iris Murdoch's Early FictionPART III: GENDER AS PERFORMANCE AND THE VOCALIZATION OF TRANSGENDERED BODIES"His almost vanished voice": Gendering and Trans-Gendering Bodily Signification and the Power of the Voice in Angela Carter's The Passion of New EveTransvestic Voices and Gendered Performance in Patrick McCabe's Breakfast on Pluto Transgendered Bodies and Voices in Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex and Rose Tremain's Sacred CountryPART IV: AUTHORITY AND ANXIETIES OF APPROPRIATION IN HISTORICAL NARRATIVESAuthenticity, Authority and the Author: The Sugared Voice of the Neo-Victorian Prostitute in The Crimson Petal and the White "Queering' the Stuttering in Sarah Waters" The Little StrangerConclusion: Crossings and Re-crossings BibliographyIndex

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"This innovative collection of essays provides a timely reminder that gender is not just seen and read, but also spoken and heard. Cross-Gendered Voices will be appeal to anyone interested in listening out for how identities have been articulated in and beyond the female-male binary in literature since the nineteenth-century." - Dr Heike Bauer, Senior Lecturer in English and Gender Studies, Birkbeck, University of London