Literature and Dance in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Jane Austen to the New Woman

Literature and Dance in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Jane Austen to the New Woman

by Cheryl A. Wilson
     
 

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This book explores how dance provided a vehicle through which nineteenth-century writers could convey social commentary and social critique.See more details below

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This book explores how dance provided a vehicle through which nineteenth-century writers could convey social commentary and social critique.

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"I was eagerly awaiting the publication of this book. It did not disappoint me. Well-researched, well-articulated, and well-explicated, it clearly proves her an expert on social dance customs and literary manifestations of them in the nineteenth century...In short, this book is a lucid, smart analysis of social dance, showing how literary dance scenes signify larger social discourses—on the New Woman, for instance—and how actual dance moves represent elements of the fictional narratives (as when quadrille sets stand in for inflexible social hierarchies)."
-Alissa Clapp-Intyre, nbol-19.org

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107404373
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/10/2012
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture, #63
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.47(d)

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