The New Woman In Fiction And Fact

The New Woman In Fiction And Fact

by Angelique Richardson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333990455

ISBN-13: 9780333990452

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

A cultural icon of the fin de siècle , the New Woman was not one figure, but several. In the guise of a bicycling, cigarette-smoking Amazon, the New Woman romped through the pages of Punch and popular fiction; as a neurasthenic victim of social oppression, she suffered in the pages of New Woman novels such as Sarah Grand's hugely successful The Heavenly Twins .…  See more details below

Overview

A cultural icon of the fin de siècle , the New Woman was not one figure, but several. In the guise of a bicycling, cigarette-smoking Amazon, the New Woman romped through the pages of Punch and popular fiction; as a neurasthenic victim of social oppression, she suffered in the pages of New Woman novels such as Sarah Grand's hugely successful The Heavenly Twins . The New Woman in Fiction and Fact marks a radically new departure in nineteenth-century scholarship to explore the polyvocal nature of the late Victorian debates around gender, motherhood, class, race and imperialism which converged in the name of the New Woman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333990452
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; L.Pykett List of Figures Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: A.Richardson & C.Willis 'Nothing but Foolscap and Ink', Inventing the New Woman; T.Schaffer Bicycles and Blue Stockings: Packaging the New Woman for Mass Consumption; C.Willis Horses, Bikes and Automobiles: New Women on the Move; S.Wintle Ibsen, the New Woman and the Actress; S.Ledger 'He-notes': Reconstructing Masculinity; G.Cunningham New Woman and the New Hellenism; A.Ardis Narrating the Hysteric: Fin de Siècle Medical Discourse and Sarah Grand's The Heavenly Twins ; A.Heilmann Staging the 'Private Theatre': Gender and the Auto-Erotics of Reverie; L.Marcus Scaping the Body: Of Cannibal Mothers and Colonial Landscapes; R.Stott Capturing the Idea: Olive Schreiner's From Man to Man; C.Burdett 'People Talk a Lot of Nonsense about Heredity': Mona Caird and Anti-Eugenic Feminism; A.Richardson The New Woman in Nowhere: Feminism and Utopianism at the Fin de Siècle; M.Beaumont The Next Generation: Stella Browne, the New Woman as Freewoman; L.A.Hall Women in British Aestheticism and the Decadence; R.Gagnier Index

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