A Literature Of Their Own

Author: Elaine Showalter
Editor: Virago Press
ISBN: 9780860682851
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This is a reissue of a reference book which traces the development of the work of British women novelists from the 1800s onwards. It includes assessments of writers such as the Brontes, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf Margaret Drabble, Doris Lessing and Iris Murdoch.

Literature Of Their Own

Author: Elaine Showalter
Editor: Virago Press (UK)
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When first published in 1982, A LITERATURE OF THEIR OWN quickly set the stage for the creative explosion of feminist literary studies that transformed the field in the 1980s. Launching a major new area for literary investigation, the book uncovered the long but neglected tradition of women writers and the development of their fiction from the 1800s onwards. It includes assessments of famous writers such as the Brontës, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Margaret Drabble and Doris Lessing, but also presents critical appraisals of Mary Braddon, Rhoda Broughton and Sarah Grand - to name but a few of those prolific and successful Victorian novelists - once household names, now largely forgotten. This edition, revised and expanded in 1997, contains an introductory chapter surveying the book's reception as well as a postscript chapter celebrating the legacy of feminism and feminist criticism in the efflorescence of contemporary British fiction by women.

A Literature Of Their Own

Author: Elaine Showalter
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ISBN: 9780691004761
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When first published in 1977, A Literature of Their Own quickly set the stage for the creative explosion of feminist literary studies that transformed the field in the 1980s. Launching a major new area for literary investigation, the book uncovered the long but neglected tradition of women writers in England. A classic of feminist criticism, its impact continues to be felt today. This revised and expanded edition contains a new introductory chapter surveying the book's reception and a new postscript chapter celebrating the legacy of feminism and feminist criticism in the efflorescence of contemporary British fiction by women.

Speaking Of Gender

Author: Elaine Showalter
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415900263
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The Literature Of The American People

Author: Arthur Hobson Quinn
Editor: Ardent Media
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Native American And Chicano A Literature Of The American Southwest

Author: Christina M. Hebebrand
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135933472
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This book studies Native American and Chicano/a writers of the American Southwest as a coherent cultural group with common features and distinct efforts to deal with and to resist the dominant Euro-American culture.

The Literature Of The Victorian Era

Author: Hugh Walker
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107600480
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Originally published in 1910, this book provides a detailed introduction to Victorian literature and the context in which it was created. The main body of the text analyses the general trends in poetry and prose during the period, providing individual chapters on major literary figures such as Tennyson, Browning, Dickens and Thackeray. Key aspects in Victorian thought are also discussed, covering a variety of philosophical, theological and scientific ideas. This is a fascinating text that will be of value to anyone with an interest in Victorian literature and the development of literary criticism.

Introduction To The Literature Of Europe In The Fifteenth Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries By Henry Hallam

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Historical View Of The Literature Of The South Of Europe

Author: Jean-Charles-Léonard Simonde de Sismondi
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A Literature Of Questions

Author: Joe Sutliff Sanders
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452955778
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Nonfiction books for children—from biographies and historical accounts of communities and events to works on science and social justice—have traditionally been most highly valued by educators and parents for their factual accuracy. This approach, however, misses an opportunity for young readers to participate in the generation and testing of information. In A Literature of Questions, Joe Sutliff Sanders offers an innovative theoretical approach to children’s nonfiction that goes beyond an assessment of a work’s veracity to develop a book’s equivocation as a basis for interpretation. Addressing how such works are either vulnerable or resistant to critical engagement, Sanders pays special attention to the attributes that nonfiction shares with other forms of literature, including voice and character, and those that play a special role in the genre, such as peritexts and photography. The first book-length work to theorize children’s nonfiction as nonfiction from a literary perspective, A Literature of Questions carefully explains how the genre speaks in unique ways to its young readers and how it invites them to the project of understanding. At the same time, it clearly lays out a series of techniques for analysis, which it then applies and nuances through extensive close readings and case studies of books published over the past half century, including recent award-winning books such as Tanya Lee Stone’s Almost Astronauts: Thirteen Women Who Dared to Dream and We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson. By looking at a text’s willingness or reluctance to let children interrogate its information and ideological context, Sanders reveals how nonfiction can make young readers part of the project of learning rather than passive recipients of information.