Sexual anarchy: gender and culture at the fin de siècle

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Penguin Books, 1991 - History - 242 pages
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Coming from a Bryn Mawr graduate who knows her books and how to establish interesting connections and write eloquently about them. Well researched, disturbing at times - excellent food for thought and great as a base for long gender related mid-night discussions with your partner. Read full review

Sexual anarchy: gender and culture at the fin de siècle

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A history of the sexes and the crises, themes, and problems associated with the battle for sexual supremacy and identity, this work draws striking cultural parallels between the end of the 19th ... Read full review

Contents

Odd Women
19
New Women
39
Queen George
59
King Romance
79
Dr Jekylls Closet
118
The Womans Case
139
Syphilis and AIDS
188
Notes 209
226
Index
235
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About the author (1991)

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.