Women Writers And The Hero Of Romance

Author: J. Wilt
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137426985
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Women Writers And The Hero Of Romance from the Author: J. Wilt. Women Writers and the Hero of Romance studies the nature of the hero and his meaning for the female seeker, or quester, in romance fiction from Wuthering Heights to Fifty Shades of Grey. The book includes chapters on Wuthering Heights, Middlemarch, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Sheik, and the novels of Ayn Rand and Dorothy Dunnett.

Byronic Heroes In Nineteenth Century Women S Writing And Screen Adaptation

Author: Sarah Wootton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113757934X
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Byronic Heroes In Nineteenth Century Women S Writing And Screen Adaptation from the Author: Sarah Wootton. Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing and Screen Adaptation charts a new chapter in the changing fortunes of a unique cultural phenomenon. This book examines the afterlives of the Byronic hero through the work of nineteenth-century women writers and screen adaptations of their fiction. It is a timely reassessment of Byron's enduring legacy during the nineteenth century and beyond, focusing on the charged and unstable literary dialogues between Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot and a Romantic icon whose presence takes centre stage in recent screen adaptations of their most celebrated novels. The broad interdisciplinary lens employed in this book concentrates on the conflicted rewritings of Byron's poetry, his 'heroic' protagonists, and the cult of Byronism in nineteenth-century novels from Pride and Prejudice to Middlemarch, and extends outwards to the reappearance of Byronic heroes on film and in television series over the last two decades.

Royalist Women Writers 1650 1689

Author: Hero Chalmers
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199273278
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Royalist Women Writers 1650 1689 from the Author: Hero Chalmers. Looking in detail at the work of Margaret Cavendish, Katherine Philips, and Aphra Behn, Royalist Women Writers argues that their writings inaugurate a more assertive model of the Englishwoman as literary author, which is crucially enabled by their royalist affiliations. Chalmers reveals new political sub-texts in the three writers' work and shows how these inflect their representations of gender.

The Feminization Of Quest Romance

Author: Dana A. Heller
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292762623
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The Feminization Of Quest Romance from the Author: Dana A. Heller. What happens when a woman dares to imagine herself a hero? Questing, she sets out for unknown regions. Lighting a torch, she elicits from the darkness stories never told or heard before. The woman hero sails against the tides of great legends that recount the adventures of heroic men, legends deemed universal, timeless, and essential to our understanding of the natural order that holds us and completes us in its spiral. Yet these myths and rituals do not fulfill her need for an empowering self-image nor do they grant her the mobility she requires to imagine, enact, and represent her quest for authentic self-knowledge. The Feminization of Quest-Romance proposes that a female quest is a revolutionary step in both literary and cultural terms. Indeed, despite the difficulty that women writers face in challenging myths, rituals, psychological theories, and literary conventions deemed universal by a culture that exalts masculine ideals and universalizes male experience, a number of revolutionary texts have come into existence in the second half of the twentieth century by such American women writers as Jean Stafford, Mary McCarthy, Anne Moody, Marilynne Robinson, and Mona Simpson, all of them working to redefine the literary portrayal of American women's quests. They work, in part, by presenting questing female characters who refuse to accept the roles accorded them by restrictive social norms, even if it means sacrificing themselves in the name of rebellion. In later texts, female heroes survive their "lighting out" experiences to explore diverse alternatives to the limiting roles that have circumscribed female development. This study of The Mountain Lion, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood, Coming of Age in Mississippi, Housekeeping, and Anywhere but Here identifies transformations of the quest-romance that support a viable theory of female development and offer literary patterns that challenge the male monopoly on transformative knowledge and heroic action.

Women Writers And Nineteenth Century Medievalism

Author: Clare Broome Saunders
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023061857X
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Women Writers And Nineteenth Century Medievalism from the Author: Clare Broome Saunders. Saunders uniquely explores how women poets, biographers, historians, and visual artists used medieval motifs, forms, and settings to enable them to comment more freely on controversial contemporary issues, such as war and gender roles.

British Women Writers Of The Romantic Period

Author: Mary A. Waters
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137222042
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British Women Writers Of The Romantic Period from the Author: Mary A. Waters. This timely anthology offers a broad selection of critical texts - introductions, prefaces, periodical essays, literary reviews - written by women of the Romantic era. The collection offers fuel for some of the most topical debates in British Romantic period studies including professionalism, nationalism and the literary canon.

Empowerment Versus Oppression

Author: Sally Goade
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
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Empowerment Versus Oppression from the Author: Sally Goade. The title of Empowerment versus Oppression: Twenty-First Century Views of Popular Romance Novels comes from the central question evident in popular romance criticism for at least the past thirty years: Are women readers (and writers) oppressed by their commitment to a narrative with an essentially patriarchal, heterosexual relationship at its center, or are they somehow empowered by their ability to create, escape to, and transform the romance narrative into a vehicle for reimagining women's freedom within relationships? While building on the work of early critics, who provided theories with which to agree, tinker, and argue, these selections add something new to the conversation, whether it be a new perspective from a unique group of readers (we hear from readers in Hong Kong and India), an examination of a particular romance subtype (included are Christian, African-American, and Gothic novels, as well as those set in Las Vegas and the Middle East), or a new way of presenting a critical response (we have a romance novelist's controversial reflection, a critique of the industry as creative enterprise, an examination of students negotiating with romance, and established critics including Kay Mussell and Tania Modleski "rewriting" their favorite romances).

Romantic Women Writers And Arthurian Legend

Author: Katie Garner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137597127
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Romantic Women Writers And Arthurian Legend from the Author: Katie Garner. This book reveals the breadth and depth of women’s engagements with Arthurian romance in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Tracing the variety of women’s responses to the medieval revival through Gothic literature, travel writing, scholarship, and decorative gift books, it argues that differences in the kinds of Arthurian materials read by and prepared for women produced a distinct female tradition in Arthurian writing. Examining the Arthurian interests of the best-selling female poets of the day, Felicia Hemans and Letitia Elizabeth Landon, and uncovering those of many of their contemporaries, the Arthurian myth in the Romantic period is a vibrant location for debates about the function of romance, the role of the imagination, and women’s place in literary history.

Dangerous Men And Adventurous Women

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812214116
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Dangerous Men And Adventurous Women from the Author: Jayne Ann Krentz. Essays by Sandra Brown, Jayne Ann Krentz, Mary Jo Putney, and other romance writers refute the myths and biases related to the romance genre and its readers

Contemporary British Women Writers

Author: Emma Parker
Publisher: DS Brewer
ISBN: 9781843840114
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Contemporary British Women Writers from the Author: Emma Parker. Essays illustrating the range and diversity of post-1970 British women writers.