Cross-Gendered Literary Voices: Appropriating, Resisting, Embracing by R. KimCross-Gendered Literary Voices: Appropriating, Resisting, Embracing by R. Kim

Cross-Gendered Literary Voices: Appropriating, Resisting, Embracing

byR. KimEditorC. Westall

Hardcover | May 22, 2012

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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.
SANJA BAHUN Lecturer, Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex, UK JOANNE BISHTON Associate Lecturer, School of Humanities, University of Derby, UK DAVID BRAUNER Reader, Department of English and American Literature, University of Reading, UK SARAH HAYDEN Doctoral Candidate, Department of English ...
Title:Cross-Gendered Literary Voices: Appropriating, Resisting, EmbracingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:243 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.92 inPublished:May 22, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230299873

ISBN - 13:9780230299870

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: 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-siècle PART 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 Ulysses What Happens When a Transvestite Gynaecologist 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 Works The Engendered and Dis-engendered Other in Iris Murdoch's Early Fiction PART 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 Eve Transvestic 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 Country PART IV: AUTHORITY AND ANXIETIES OF APPROPRIATION IN HISTORICAL NARRATIVES Authenticity, 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 Stranger Conclusion: Crossings and Re-crossings Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

'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