The Female Malady: Women, Madness, and English Culture, 1830-1980

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Penguin Books, 1987 - History - 310 pages
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User Review  - Brenda Clough - Goodreads

A stellar analysis of women's issues in a time when it was easier to just decide that she was crazy, rather than giving her any rights. I read this, and I know I will never, ever vote for Mike ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicole G. - Goodreads

Lady time-travelers, take note - if you wish to set your TARDIS to the Victorian era (and why wouldn't you? It's quite fascinating), be quite careful not to raise suspicion. Especially if you are ... Read full review

Contents

John Conolly and Moral Management
23
The Rise of the Victorian Madwoman
51
Managing Women s Minds
74
Copyright

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In 1977, Showalter published A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing. It was one of the most influential works in feminist criticism, as it sought to establish a distinctive tradition for women writers. In later essays, Showalter helped to develop a clearly articulated feminist theory with two major branches: the special study of works by women and the study of all literature from a feminist perspective. In all of her recent writing, Showalter has sought to illuminate a "cultural model of female writing," distinguishable from male models and theories. Her role as editor bringing together key contemporary feminist criticism has been extremely influential on modern literary study.

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