Empire In British Girls' Literature And Culture: Imperial Girls, 1880-1915

Hardcover | July 15, 2011

byMichelle J. Smith

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While the gender and age of the girl may seem to remove her from any significant contribution to empire, this book provides both a new perspective on familiar girls' literature, and the first detailed examination of lesser-known fiction relating the emergence of fictional girl adventurers, castaways and 'ripping' schoolgirls to the British Empire.

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While the gender and age of the girl may seem to remove her from any significant contribution to empire, this book provides both a new perspective on familiar girls' literature, and the first detailed examination of lesser-known fiction relating the emergence of fictional girl adventurers, castaways and 'ripping' schoolgirls to the Bri...

MICHELLE J. SMITH is an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research on British girls' literature, culture and empire has been published in a range of journals and edited collections. She is currently working on colonial Australian girls' print culture and maintains a blog at ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.87 × 5.79 × 0.78 inPublished:July 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023027286X

ISBN - 13:9780230272866

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Imperial Girls in British Literature and Culture
Shaping the 'Useful' Girl: The Girl's Own Paper, 1880–1907
Developing Pedagogy and Hybridised Femininity in the Girls' School Story
Adventurous Girls of the British Empire: The Novels of Bessie Marchant
Fantastic and Domestic Girls and the Idolisation of 'Improving' Others
Be(ing) Prepared: Girl Guides, Colonial Life, and National Strength
Microcosms of Girlhood: Reworking the Robinsonade for Girls
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index