Feminine Subjects in Masculine Fiction: Modernity, Will and Desire, 1870-1910 by M. MillerFeminine Subjects in Masculine Fiction: Modernity, Will and Desire, 1870-1910 by M. Miller

Feminine Subjects in Masculine Fiction: Modernity, Will and Desire, 1870-1910

byM. Miller

Hardcover | April 23, 2013

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Between 1870 and 1910 male authors were actively engaged with imagining new possibilities for women, at the same time as the central female figure continued to function as a troubling and unreachable object of aesthetic desire. This book examines these inscrutable female characters who were the ground on which fiction reinvented itself as Art.
Meredith Miller has published widely on gender, sexuality and popular fiction. She is the author of The Historical Dictionary of Lesbian Literature (Scarecrow Press, 2006). She came to the UK in 1997, and completed her DPhil in English at the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence at University of Sussex in 2001. Her particular area...
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Title:Feminine Subjects in Masculine Fiction: Modernity, Will and Desire, 1870-1910Format:HardcoverDimensions:220 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:April 23, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230355188

ISBN - 13:9780230355187

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Wilkie Collins and Narrative Containment 3. Anthony Trollope: Gender, Law and the Psychological 4. Density, Will and Desire: Henry James, Aesthetics and the Subjective Turn 5. Emily's Will: George Gissing, Wage Labour and Aesthetic Desire 6. Sexuality and National Containment: E. M. Forster 7. Aim, Object and Fictional Strategy: Freud and Case Study Narrative Coda: The Burial of 'The Dead'

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"Feminine Subjects may be of significance to a wide readership, particularly those readers interested in Victorian fiction, representations of women in literature, literary history, and intersections between law, literature, and culture. In it, readers will find a thorough excavation of the contexts in which these works emerged and a subtle rethinking of their reception both in the nineteenth century and our own moment in literary history." (Leah Culligan Flack, James Joyce Quarterly, Vol. 51, 2013)