Download Women's Gothic PDF by E. J. Clery Full Free and published by Writers and Their Work (Paperb. This book was released on 2004 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Female writers of Gothic were hell-raisers in more than one sense: not only did they specialize in evoking scenes of horror, cruelty, and supernaturalism, but in doing so they exploded the literary conventions of the day, and laid claim to realms of the imagination hitherto reserved for men. They were rewarded with popular success, large profits, and even critical adulation. E. J. Clery's acclaimed study tells the strange but true story of women's Gothic. She identifies contemporary fascination with the operation of the passions and the example of the great tragic actress Sarah Siddons as enabling factors, and then examines in depth the careers of two pioneers of the genre, Clara Reeve and Sophia Lee, its reigning queen, Ann Radcliffe, and the daring experimentalists Joanna Baillie and Charlotte Dacre. The account culminates with Mary Shelley, whose Frankenstein (1818) has attained mythical status. Students and scholars as well as general readers will find Women's Gothic a stimulating introduction to an important literary mode.
Download Scottish Women's Gothic and Fantastic Writing PDF by Monica Germana Full Free and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2013-03-05 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a critical survey of the gothic texts of late twentieth-century and contemporary Scottish women writers including Kate Atkinson, Ellen Galford, A.L. Kennedy, Ali Smith and Emma Tennant focusing on four themes: quests and other worlds, w
Download Contemporary Women's Gothic Fiction PDF by Gina Wisker Full Free and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-11-04 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book revives and revitalises the literary Gothic in the hands of contemporary women writers. It makes a scholarly, lively and convincing case that the Gothic makes horror respectable, and establishes contemporary women’s Gothic fictions in and against traditional Gothic. The book provides new, engaging perspectives on established contemporary women Gothic writers, with a particular focus on Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison. It explores how the Gothic is malleable in their hands and is used to demythologise oppressions based on difference in gender and ethnicity. The study presents new Gothic work and new nuances, critiques of dangerous complacency and radical questionings of what is safe and conformist in works as diverse as Twilight (Stephenie Meyer) and A Girl Walks Home Alone (Ana Lily Amirpur), as well as by Anne Rice and Poppy Brite. It also introduces and critically explores postcolonial, vampire and neohistorical Gothic and women’s ghost stories.
Download Women's Authorship and the Early Gothic PDF by Kathleen Hudson Full Free and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2020-08-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection examines Gothic works written by women authors in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, with a specific focus on the novels and chapbooks produced by less widely commercially and critically popular writers. Bringing these authors to the forefront of contemporary critical examinations of the Gothic, chapters in this collection examine how these works impacted the development of ‘women’s writing’ and Gothic writing during this time. Offering readers an original look at the literary landscape of the period and the roles of the creative women who defined it, the collection argues that such works reflected a female-centred literary subculture defined by creative exchange and innovation, one that still shapes perceptions of the Gothic mode today. This collection, then, presents an alternative understanding of the legacy of women Gothic authors, anchoring this understanding in complex historical and social contexts and providing a new world of Gothic literature for readers to explore.
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Download Women and the Gothic PDF by Avril Horner Full Free and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2016-02-22 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A re-assessment of the Gothic in relation to the female, the 'feminine', feminism and post-feminismThis collection of newly commissioned essays brings together major scholars in the field of Gothic studies in order to re-think the topic of 'Women and the Gothic'. The 14 chapters in this volume engage with debates about 'Female Gothic' from the 1970s and '80s, through second wave feminism, theorisations of gender and a long interrogation of the 'women' category as well as with the problematics of post-feminism, now itself being interrogated by a younger generation of women. The contributors explore Gothic works from established classics to recent films and novels from feminist and post-feminist perspectives. The result is a lively book that combines rigorous close readings with elegant use of theory in order to question some ingrained assumptions about women, the Gothic and identity. Key FeaturesRevitalises the long-running debate about women, the Gothic and identityEngages with the political agendas of feminism and post-feminismPrioritises the concerns of woman as reader, author and criticOffers fresh readings of both classic and recent Gothic works
Author : John M'Elheran
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Download The Condition of Women and Children Among the Celtic, Gothic, and Other Nations PDF by John M'Elheran Full Free and published by . This book was released on 1858 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction PDF by Kay Mussell Full Free and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 1981 with total page 157 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Anyone who has ever tried to assist a patron doing research in this field will welcome this bibliographic essay. . . . Most libraries will want and use this book." Library Journal
Author : Vicent Cucarella Ramón
Publisher : Universitat de València
Release Date : 2018-10-25
ISBN 10 : 9788491343189
Pages : 184 pages
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Download Sacred Femininity and the Politics of Affect in African American Women's Fiction PDF by Vicent Cucarella Ramón Full Free and published by Universitat de València. This book was released on 2018-10-25 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents the way in which African American women writers (Hannah Crafts, Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison) have followed the spiritual endeavor of black Christianity as created by early nineteenth-century spiritual narratives to construct a sacred reading of the black female self. The sacred femininity that puts the ethics and aesthetics of African American women at the center of a certain mode of (African) Americanness relies on a view of spirituality that joins women ontologically and validates affective modes of representation as an innovative means to obtain social and personal empowerment.
Download The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein PDF by Andrew Smith Full Free and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-08-19 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein consists of sixteen original essays on Mary Shelley's novel by leading scholars, providing an invaluable introduction to Frankenstein and its various critical contexts. Theoretically informed but accessibly written, this volume relates Frankenstein to various social, literary, scientific and historical contexts, and outlines how critical theories such as ecocriticism, posthumanism, and queer theory generate new and important discussion in illuminating ways. The volume also explores the cultural afterlife of the novel including its adaptations in various media such as drama, film, television, graphic novels, and literature aimed at children and young adults. Written by an international team of leading experts, the essays provide new insights into the novel and the various critical approaches which can be applied to it. The volume is an essential guide to students and academics who are interested in Frankenstein and who wish to know more about its complex literary history.
Download Women's Place in Pope's World PDF by Valerie Rumbold Full Free and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1989-09-29 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dr Rumbold brings to light new information, and shows how the women with whom Pope dealt can themselves be seen as individuals with presence and dignity.
Author : Sabrina Zabel
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release Date : 2009-09
ISBN 10 : 9783640424801
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Download Role-Breaking and Role-Remaking in Angela Carter's the Bloody Chamber PDF by Sabrina Zabel Full Free and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2009-09 with total page 56 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg (Institut fur fremdsprachliche Philologien), course: Gothic Fiction, language: English, abstract: The attainment of female subjectivity in spite of female sexual maturation, the oppression of female sexuality, the passive role of females bound in the confines of marriage, and as accumulated property are some of the issues that Carter addresses in The Bloody Chamber within the framework of the fairytale genre. Angela Carter adopts Perrault's fairy-tale Bluebeard in her story The Bloody Chamber and transfers it into a feminist rewriting. She breaks through the prescribed role-understanding of women and men in society. Society defines women as being passive, men as being active in every domain of the everyday life. Angela Carter draws a picture against this stigmatization. She does not define women as being merely subversive; victims of male authority and simply fulfilling their role. She wants to show that women have the ability to gain independence and a free will by giving male qualities to her female characters or letting them not behave like society expects them to behave. In society men are said to be powerful and oppressing their wives. They show true qualities of masculinity and exploit their wife's innocence and naivety. Carter on the one hand portrays men as embodying this prescribed role, but also adds female qualities to their actions and behaviours, or being overpowered by their female counterparts. This paper shall show in how far Angela Carter adapts constructed role models, changes them or invents new ones. Therefore the paper is divided into two sections: The first gives a brief overview about the time period as this text is written against the background of the gothic era. The second part concentrates on The Bloody Chamber, which is first of all based on Perrault's Bluebeard story - to realize the
Download Nineteenth-century Short Stories by Women PDF by Harriet Devine Jump Full Free and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 446 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brings together 28 lively and readable stories, many of which are re-published here for the first time since their original appearance. Includes fiction by Maria Edgeworth, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Gaskell and Margaret Oliphant.
Download At the Limits of Romanticism PDF by Mary A. Favret Full Free and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the feminine, the domestic, the local, collective, sentimental and novelistic in the Romantic literary canon. This book questions romanticism, suppression of the feminine, the material, and the collective, and its opposition to readings centering on these concerns.