Writing Women Of The Fin De Siècle: Authors of Change

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

EditorAdrienne E. Gavin, Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton, Carolyn Oulton

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Concentrating on a period of significant social and political change and exploring both canonical and newly rediscovered texts, this book critically assess the changing culture of the late-Victorian period as represented by a range of women writers through a range of essays by leading academics in the field and cutting-edge work by newer scholars.

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Concentrating on a period of significant social and political change and exploring both canonical and newly rediscovered texts, this book critically assess the changing culture of the late-Victorian period as represented by a range of women writers through a range of essays by leading academics in the field and cutting-edge work by new...

ADRIENNE E. GAVIN is a Reader in English at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Her publications include Dark Horse: A Life of Anna Sewell (2004) and critical editions of Caroline Clive's Paul Ferroll (2008), Henry de Vere Stacpoole's The Blue Lagoon (2010), and C. L. Pirkis's The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective (20...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.48 × 5.72 × 0.84 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Foreword; L.H.Peterson
'She would Write . . .in Invisible Ink': An Introduction; A.E.Gavin&C.W. de la L.Oulton
PART I: POETICS AND AESTHETICS
Re-Viewing Women Writers of the Fin de Siècle: Recent Critical Trends; L.Pykett
Sons of Fire and A Lost Eden: Expectations of Narrative and Protocols of Reading in Mary Braddon's Fin-de-Siècle Fiction; G.Malcolm
'The Method of Life we all Lead': Olive Schreiner's Short Fiction as Challenge to the Stage Method; S.Eggermont
'Let Your Life on Earth Be Life Indeed': Aestheticism and Secularism in Mathilde Blind's The Prophecy of St. Oran and 'On a Torso of Cupid'; S.Lyons
Editing Michael Field: Taking Fin-de-Siècle Women's Poetry to a Broader Audience; M.Thain&A.P.Vadillo
PART II: DOMESTICITY AND DEVIANCE
'I am Not by Nature Domestic': Mary Cholmondeley and the Politics of Home; C.W. de la L.Oulton
Having a Good Time Single?: The Bachelor Girl in 1890s New Woman Fiction; E.Liggins
Fin-de-Siècle
Female Biographers and the Reconsideration of Popular Women Writers; J.Atkinson
'I have Expiated my Sins to you at Last': Motherhood in Victoria Cross's Colonial Fiction; M.Purdue
'C. L. Pirkis (not 'Miss')': Public Women, Private Lives, and the Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective; A.E.Gavin
III: GENDER AND THE BODY
The Seventh Wave of Humanity: Hysteria and Moral Evolution in Sarah Grand's The Heavenly Twins; N.Hetherington
'A Queer Sort of Interest': Vernon Lee's Homoerotic Allusion to John Singer Sargent and John Addington Symonds; C.Maxwell
Under the Hill: The 'Man Question' in the New Woman Novels of Marie Corelli, Jessie Fothergill, and Mary Linskill; B.Ayres
'Your Loving is Unlike Any Other': Romance and the Disabled Body in the Gothic Fiction of Edith Nesbit and Lucas Malet; K.A.Miller
Athletic Bodies Narrated: New Women in Fin-de-Siècle Fiction; T.J.R.Collins
Index