Fathers and Daughters in Shakespeare and Shaw: by Lagretta Lenker

By Lagretta Lenker

How can the main silent family member hold the message of subversion opposed to commemorated associations of nation and society? Why may playwrights, writing three hundred years aside, hire a similar dramatic equipment for rebelling opposed to the institution, whilst those equipment are nearly overlooked by way of their contemporaries? This ebook considers those and related questions. It examines the historic similarities of the eras during which Shakespeare and Shaw wrote after which explores forms of father-daughter interactions, contemplating each one when it comes to the prevailing energy constructions of society.These dramatists draw on topics of incest, daughter sacrifice, function taking part in, schooling, and androgyny to create either lively and passive daughters. The daughters actually symbolize a problem to the patriarchy and metaphorically expand that problem to such associations as church and country. the amount argues that the father-daughter dating used to be the proper dramatic motor vehicle for Shakespeare and Shaw to enhance their social and political agendas. via exploring greater concerns throughout the father-daughter dating, either playwrights have been capable of stay away from the watchful eyes of censors and touch upon such issues because the divine correct of kings, filial bonds of obedience, or even regicide.

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On the Literary Nonfiction of Nancy Mairs: A Critical by Merri Lisa Johnson, Susannah B. Mintz (eds.)

By Merri Lisa Johnson, Susannah B. Mintz (eds.)

Much of the present scholarship on Nancy Mairs has approached her essays within the context of incapacity experiences. This publication seeks to increase the dialog via a number of severe views and with consciousness to underrepresented facets of Mairs's oeuvre, demonstrating her provocative mix of daring ethics and refined aesthetics.

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From Violence to Vision: Sacrifice in the Works of by Joan E. Howard B.A. M.A. Ph.D.

By Joan E. Howard B.A. M.A. Ph.D.

Following a resolutely textual method, Joan E. Howard examines the missed yet principal position of sacrifice within the literary oeuvre of Marguerite Yourcenar.Marguerite Yourcenar used to be the 1st lady elected to the formerly all-male bastion of the Acad?mie fran?aise. despite the fact that, whereas a few readers have appeared Yourcenar as hostile to modem feminism, Howard exhibits that Yourcenar’s works are at risk of a few unusually feminist interpretations. "Those who may co-opt Yourcenar into the conservative camp," warns Howard, "have now not learn her paintings conscientiously enough." In Le myst?re d’Alceste, for instance, Yourcenar’s Alcestis substitutes for her husband in demise no longer out of wifely devotion, yet to flee her stifling life as spouse and mother.By combining her textual process with a number of traces of poststructuralist thought, Howard argues convincingly that Yourcenar’s novels, tales, and performs demand an intensive destructuring either one of the human topic as regularly conceived and of the social, political, monetary, and non secular associations within the Western international. Howard is the 1st to illustrate that the principally unexamined function of sacrifice is vital either to that critique and to Yourcenar’s literary oeuvre.

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On De Beauvoir by Sally Scholz

By Sally Scholz

This short textual content assists scholars in figuring out De Beauvoir's philosophy and pondering so they can extra absolutely have interaction in invaluable, clever type discussion and increase their realizing in fact content material. a part of the ''Wadsworth Philosophers Series,'' (which will ultimately include nearly a hundred titles, each one concentrating on a unmarried ''thinker'' from precedent days to the present), ON DE BEAUVOIR is written through a thinker deeply versed within the philosophy of this key philosopher. Like different books within the sequence, this concise e-book deals enough perception into the taking into account a extraordinary thinker greater allowing scholars to interact within the analyzing and to debate the cloth in school and on paper.

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The Works of Elena Ferrante: Reconfiguring the Margins by Grace Russo Bullaro

By Grace Russo Bullaro

This e-book is the 1st committed quantity of educational research at the huge paintings of Elena Ferrante, Italy's so much recognized modern author. The Works of Elena Ferrante: Reconfiguring the Margins brings jointly the main fascinating and cutting edge examine on Ferrante's remedy of the intricacies of women's lives, relationships, struggles, and dilemmas to discover feminist idea in literature; questions of gender in twentieth-century Italy; and the mental and fabric components of marriage, motherhood, and divorce. together with an interview from Ann Goldstein, this quantity is going past "Ferrante fever" to bare the complexity and richness of a extraordinary oeuvre.

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Translating Poetic Discourse: Questions of feminist by Myriam Díaz-Diocaretz

By Myriam Díaz-Diocaretz

Translating Poetic Discourse argues in prefer of a severe version that bridges among translation and women’s reports on theoretical and sensible degrees. It proposes key-elements to be built-in into the matter of interpretation of up to date poetry by way of ladies, and discusses the hyperlinks among gender markers and the speech scenario in feminist discourse as a scientific challenge.
This ebook may be of curiosity to students of Translation reviews, Women’s experiences, Poetry, Comparative Literature and Discourse.

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Charlotte Smith: A Critical Biography by Loraine Fletcher

By Loraine Fletcher

'Sold, a felony prostitute' while married off on the age of fifteen, Charlotte Smith left her wastrel husband to aid herself and their teenagers as a poet and novelist who could have a long-lasting impact on William Wordsworth and Jane Austen. Combative and witty she grew to become a thorough, debatable and intensely well known writer: at a time whilst the French Revolution was once elevating excessive hopes of Reform, she argued for swap in England too. Loraine Fletcher's brilliant scholarly biography is as readable for the newcomer to the 1790s as for the professional, tracing the embattled existence within the splendidly self-dramatising fiction.

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Religion, Reform, and Women's Writing in Early Modern by Kimberly Anne Coles

By Kimberly Anne Coles

Lengthy thought of marginal in early smooth tradition, ladies writers have been really imperative to the improvement of a Protestant literary culture in England. Kimberly Anne Coles explores their contribution to this practice via thorough archival learn in booklet heritage and ebook flow; the interplay of women's texts with these written by way of males; and the traceable impression of women's writing upon different modern literary works. Focusing basically upon Katherine Parr, Anne Askew, Mary Sidney Herbert, and Anne Vaughan Lok, Coles argues that the writings of those girls have been one of the most well liked and influential works of sixteenth-century England. This ebook is filled with primary fabric and clean research for students of early glossy literature, tradition and non secular historical past.

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The Antigone Complex: Ethics and the Invention of Feminine by Cecilia Sjoholm

By Cecilia Sjoholm

What if psychoanalysis had selected Antigone instead of Oedipus? This booklet strains the relation among ethics and hope in very important philosophical texts that concentrate on femininity and use Antigone as their version. It exhibits that the proposal of female wish is conditioned by way of a view of ladies as being liable to excesses and deficiencies in terms of moral norms and principles. Sjöholm explains Mary Wollstonecraft’s paintings, in addition to readings of Antigone through G.W.F. Hegel, Martin Heidegger, Luce Irigaray, Jacques Lacan, and Judith Butler.This ebook introduces the idea that of the “Antigone complicated” that allows you to light up the imprecise and multifaceted query of female wish, which has given upward push to the fascination of generations of philosophers and different theoreticians, in addition to readers and spectators. while the publication argues for a thought of wish that's intrinsically regarding ethics. the moral query posed by means of Antigone, and explored within the booklet, is: what determines these activities that one needs to do, instead of those who one should do?

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