Category «Women Writers»

The Only Efficient Instrument: American Women Writers & The by Aleta Feinsod Cane, Susan Alves

By Aleta Feinsod Cane, Susan Alves

Many farsighted ladies writers in nineteenth-century the US made considerate and sustained use of newspapers and magazines to impression social and political switch. “The in basic terms effective Instrument”: American ladies Writers and the Periodical, 1837-1916 examines those pioneering efforts and demonstrates that American ladies had an important presence within the political and highbrow groups in their day. ladies writers and editors of numerous social backgrounds and ethnicities learned very early that the periodical used to be a strong device for schooling and social reform—it used to be the single effective software to make themselves and their principles higher recognized. This choice of severe essays explores American women's engagement with the periodical press and exhibits their threefold use of the periodical: for social and political advocacy; for the critique of gender roles and social expectancies; and for refashioning the periodical as a extra inclusive style that either articulated and obscured such differences as type, race, and gender. together with essays on time-honored figures corresponding to Margaret Fuller, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Kate Chopin, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The in basic terms effective device” additionally specializes in writings from lesser-known authors, together with local American Zitkala-S?, Mexican American Mar?a Cristina Mena, African American Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, and the Lowell manufacturing facility staff. protecting approximately 80 years of publishing historical past, from the click censure of the outspoken Angelina Grimk? in 1837 to the final factor of Gilman's Forerunner in 1916, this interesting assortment breaks new flooring within the examine of the women's rights circulation in the US.

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Student Companion to Willa Cather (Student Companions to by Linda De Roche

By Linda De Roche

Willa Cather's elegiac stories of the pioneer adventure at the American frontier proceed to captivate new generations of readers. Written specially for college students, this severe advent bargains insightful but obtainable feedback of Cather's most generally learn novels. an entire bankruptcy examines each one paintings, with complete discussions of personality improvement, thematic issues, plot, severe reception, and old contexts. scholars will locate this ebook a important advisor to this nice American author.The quantity covers such enduring works as Alexander's Bridge, O Pioneers!, The tune of the Lark, My D'Antonia, The Professor's condo, demise Comes for the Archbishop, and Shadows at the Rock.Each bankruptcy is dedicated to somebody novel and offers a whole dialogue of personality improvement, thematic matters, and plot constitution. The creation to every novel lines its genesis and its severe reception on the time of booklet. The historic context sections position Cather's imaginative and prescient of the pioneer spirit and success in the context of a speedily altering the USA that was once within the technique of leaving behind its conventional values and therefore risking its resource of greatness. scholars will locate this booklet a invaluable advisor to Cather's works.

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Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Lit (Literary by Caroline J. Smith

By Caroline J. Smith

Cosmopolitan tradition and Consumerism in Chick Lit makes a speciality of the literary phenomenon popularly referred to as chick lit, and how within which this style interfaces with magazines, self-help books, romantic comedies, and domestic-advice courses. This contemporary pattern in women’s well known fiction, which all started in 1996 with the ebook of British writer Helen Fielding’s novel Bridget Jones’s Diary, makes use of first individual narration to chronicle the romantic tribulations of its younger, unmarried, white, heterosexual, city heroines. Critics of the style have didn't totally enjoy chick lit’s advanced representations of girls as either readers and shoppers. during this examine, Smith argues that chick lit questions the "consume and accomplish promise" provided via recommendation manuals advertised towards ladies, subverting the patron to which it's so heavily associated and demanding cultural expectancies of girls as shoppers, readers, and writers, and of renowned fiction itself.

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Zora Neale Hurston and American Literary Culture by M. Genevieve West

By M. Genevieve West

Genevieve West examines the cultural historical past of Zora Neale Hurston’s writing and the reception of her paintings, in an try and clarify why Hurston died in vague poverty basically to be reclaimed as a tremendous Harlem Renaissance author a long time after her dying. in contrast to different books on Hurston, this research makes a speciality of how Hurston used to be advertised and reviewed in the course of her profession and the way literary students reappraised her after her death.
While her publisher's method of advertising Hurston as an African American fiction author and folklorist elevated her recognition one of the normal interpreting public, her fellow Harlem Renaissance authors usually excoriated her as an exploiter of African American tradition and a propagator of black stereotypes. ultimately, the feedback outweighed the recognition, and her writing fell out of favor. It was once in basic terms after critics reconsidered her paintings within the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies that she ultimately regained her prestige as the most effective writers of her new release. No different e-book has concerned with this element of Hurston's occupation, nor has any ebook so systematically used advertising fabrics and experiences to trace Hurston's literary popularity. consequently, West's examine will supply a brand new viewpoint on Hurston and at the ways in which the politics of race, type, and gender impression canon formation in American literary culture.
This research relies on quite a few interviews, brief fiction formerly undocumented in Hurston scholarship, an leading edge research of ads and dirt jackets, examinations of letters through and approximately Hurston, and the exam of historical/literary contexts, together with the Harlem Renaissance, the protest stream, the assimilationist flow, the Black Arts move, and the increase of black feminist thought.

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Mobility and Modernity in Women's Novels, 1850s-1930s: Women by W. Parkins

By W. Parkins

Interpreting novels by means of ladies writers from the 1850s to the Nineteen Thirties, this booklet argues that representations of mobility supply a fruitful approach to discover the positioning of ladies inside of modernity and, in particular, the possibilities for (or barriers on) women's organisation during this interval, contemplating the mobility of the feminine topic within the urban and past.

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The Texas legacy of Katherine Anne Porter by James T. F Tanner

By James T. F Tanner

In this learn of Porter’s paintings, Tanner specializes in Porter’s denial of her Texas background, her obvious urge to distance herself from Texas and all issues Texan. He analyzes Porter’s settings and characters, emphasizing and clarifying the impact of her Texas upbringing on her inventive paintings, exploring the clash among the Texas Porter and the urbane-sophisticate Porter.

Born in Indian Creek, Texas, in 1890, Katherine Anne Porter was once regularly a Texas author, even if she roamed extensively, and appeared to characterize, for plenty of readers, a extra Southern and genteel side of Texas tradition than they have been ready to just accept. Tanner offers with Porter as a Texas story-teller, who, her wanderings over the earth though, was once a Texas author first and last.

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Conflicting Stories: American Women Writers at the Turn into by Elizabeth Ammons

By Elizabeth Ammons

The early Nineties in the course of the past due Nineteen Twenties observed an explosion in severe lengthy fiction via ladies within the usa. contemplating a variety of authors--African American, Asian American, white American, and local American--this ebook appears on the paintings of seventeen writers from that interval: Frances Ellen Harper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sarah Orne Jewett, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Kate Chopin, Pauline Hopkins, Gertrude Stein, Mary Austin, Sui Sin a ways, Willa Cather, Humishuma, Jessie Fauset, Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, Anzia Yezierska, Edith Summers Kelley, and Nella Larsen. The dialogue specializes in the diversities of their paintings and the similarities that unite them, really their choice to scan with narrative shape as they explored and voiced problems with strength for ladies. reading the historic context that either enabled and restricted American ladies writers on the flip of the century, Ammons offers specific readings of many texts and gives wide statement at the interplay among race and gender. This ebook joins the deepening dialogue of recent girls writers' construction of themselves as artists and increases primary questions on the form of yankee literary heritage because it has been developed within the academy.

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