Women and Literature in Britain 1800-1900

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Joanne Shattock
Cambridge University Press, Aug 30, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 311 pages
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These new essays by leading scholars explore nineteenth-century women's writing across a spectrum of genres. The book's focus is on women's role in and access to literary culture in the broadest sense, as consumers and interpreters as well as practitioners of that culture. Individual chapters consider women as journalists, editors, translators, scholars, actresses, playwrights, autobiographers, biographers, writers for children and religious writers as well as novelists and poets. A unique chronology offers a woman-centered perspective on literary and historical events and there is a guide to further reading.
  

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Contents

The construction of the woman writer
8
Remaking the canon
35
Women and the consumption of print
55
Women writing woman nineteenthcentury representations of gender and sexuality
78
Feminism journalism and public debate
99
Womens writing and the domestic sphere
119
Women fiction and the marketplace
142
Women poets and the challenge of genre
162
Women and the theatre
189
Women writers and selfwriting
209
The professionalization of womens writing extending the canon
231
Women writers and religion
251
Women writing for children
275
Guide to further reading
301
Index
307
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