Women and Literary Celebrity in the Nineteenth Century

Women and Literary Celebrity in the Nineteenth Century

by Brenda R. Weber


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409400738
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/12/2012
Series: Ashgate Series in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies
Edition description: 1
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Brenda R. Weber is Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Adjunct Associate Professor of English, Cultural Studies, Communication and Culture, and American Studies at Indiana University, USA.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: a right to call herself famous; Reconstructing Charlotte: the making of a celebrated 'female genius'; 'A sort of monster': Fanny Fern, fame's appetite and the construction of the multivalent famous female author; 'Great genius breaks all bonds': Margaret Oliphant and the female literary greats; Correcting the record, creating a new one: Elizabeth Keckley's Behind the Scenes and Eliza Potter's A Hair-dresser's Experience in High Life; The text as child: gender/sex and metaphors of maternity at the fin de siècle; Conclusion: doing her level best to play the man's game: literary hermaphrodites and the exceptional woman; Afterword: in search of the cult of Charlotte; Works cited; Index.

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