Gender Roles And Sexuality In Victorian Literature

Author: Christopher Parker
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Whilst recognizing and building upon the enormous importance of both Victorian and twentieth-century perceptions of women's roles and the way these relate to assumptions about women's sexuality, this book is also concerned with more recently developed interests in the creation of male gender roles and different concepts of masculinity, and consequently with relations between, and within, the sexes. The second half of the nineteenth century saw a mounting attack upon the middle class family ideal which had been painstakingly developed in the preceding era; but the radicals did not have it all their own way.
Gender Roles and Sexuality in Victorian Literature
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Christopher Parker
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher:

Whilst recognizing and building upon the enormous importance of both Victorian and twentieth-century perceptions of women's roles and the way these relate to assumptions about women's sexuality, this book is also concerned with more recently developed interests in the creation of male gender roles and different concepts of masculinity, and
From Victorian gender roles towards a new female identity: Feminism in Virginia Woolf’s
Language: en
Pages: 13
Authors: Tobias Nahrwold
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-08-15 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Bielefeld University, course: Modernism, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In my term paper, I will firstly discuss traditional Victorian gender roles. I will begin with a description of Virginia
Uneven Developments
Language: en
Pages: 289
Authors: Mary Poovey
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-02-15 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Mary Poovey's The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer has become a standard text in feminist literary discourse. In Uneven Developments Poovey turns to broader historical concerns in an analysis of how notions of gender shape ideology. Asserting that the organization of sexual difference is a social, not natural, phenomenon,
Gender at Work in Victorian Culture
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Martin A. Danahay
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Martin A. Danahay's lucidly argued and accessibly written volume offers a solid introduction to important issues surrounding the definition and division of labor in British society and culture. 'Work,' Danahay argues, was a term rife with ideological contradictions for Victorian males during a period when it was considered synonymous with
Telling Tales
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: Elizabeth Langland
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Ohio State University Press

Publisher's description: Telling Tales offers new and original readings of novels by Charlotte Brontë, Anne Brontë, Thomas Hardy, Margaret Oliphant, and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. It also presents new archival material on the lives and stories of working-class women in Victorian Britain. Finally, it sets forth innovative interpretations of the complex