The Significance of Sibling Relationships in Literature
This interdisciplinary collection of essays encompasses variations of the sibling paradigm—the single child, brothers and sisters, twins, and sisters and sisterhood. Literary siblings are the focus, but each discussion is placed within the parameters of cultural and social commentary.
The essays bring together studies in the fields of social and family therapy, psychological research, and literary criticism.
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The Power of the Single Child
Morgan le Fay and King Arthur in Malorys Works
Sisters and Brothers from
Identity and Sibling Relationships
Sex Siblings and the Fin De Siecle
Safety and Revolt in Shirley Jacksons
Intersections of Family and Race
Orality Sexuality and
The Role of Sisterhood
Sister Relationship and Identity
List of Primary Works Discussed
Accolon adult Angela Angelica Anne Tyler Arthur Arthurian Austen Avalon baby becomes Beloved Beloved's birth order black women Blackwood Bowen Bradley Bronte brother Burney Camilla Catherine character Charles Charlotte Lennox child childhood Christine circle Cleo Cleo's Cohen Constance critics culture daughter death Denver desire Diavolo difference domesticity Elizabeth Eugene's Evans Fanny father feels female feminine feminist fiction gender George Eliot girl Goblin Market Heathcliff Heavenly Twins heroine husband identity innocence Isaac James Jane Jane Austen Julian Lady Laura literary literature Lizzie Maggie Maisie male Malory Malory's Mansfield Park Marian marriage marry Mary Merricat moral Morgaine Morgan Morgan le Fay mother narrative narrator never novel novelists parents patriarchal Pecola plot Plum Bun Portia Ran and Eugene relations role sense Sethe sexual share sibling bond sibling relationship sister relationship sisterhood social story Sula Toni Morrison Tulliver twinship Victorian Welty Welty's woman women writers Wuthering Heights York