Gender, Professions And Discourse

Overview

Analyzing ninety professional women's autobiographies from 1900-1920, the first part of this book concentrates on the endeavours of groups such as headmistresses, doctors, nurses, artists and writers to record their own lives, while the second part examines frontispiece photos, prefatory marginalia and the role of silences in autobiography.

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Overview

Analyzing ninety professional women's autobiographies from 1900-1920, the first part of this book concentrates on the endeavours of groups such as headmistresses, doctors, nurses, artists and writers to record their own lives, while the second part examines frontispiece photos, prefatory marginalia and the role of silences in autobiography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230219922
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

CHRISTINE ETHERINGTON-WRIGHT teaches film and literature at undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgements
PART I
Introduction
Headmistresses
Doctors
Nurses and VADs
Artists and Practitioners
Writers
PART II
Frontispiece Photographs
Prefaces, Forewards and Introductions
Silences
Self and Identity
Memory and Accuracy
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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