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Rewriting the Victorians: theory, history, and the politics of gender

Rewriting the Victorians: theory, history, and the politics of gender

Shires, Linda M., 1950- editor

This collection of essays, both feminist and historical, analyses power relations between men and women in the Victorian period. This volume reshapes Victorian studies from the perspective of the postmodern return to history, and is variously influenced by Marxism and post-structuralist theories of language and subjectivity

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Linda M. Shires
ISBN: 041575237X, 9780415752374
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Originally published: New York: Routledge, 1992.
Physical Description: xiv, 196 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Series: Routledge library editions. Women, feminism and literature ; volume 12
Subject: English literature 19th century History and criticism Theory, etc.; Literature; Politics and literature Great Britain History 19th century.; Victorian period; Sex role in literature.; Literature.; Women and literature Great Britain History 19th century.; Feminism and literature Great Britain History 19th century.
Series Title: Routledge library editions. Women, feminism and literature ; volume 12.

Contents

  1. 1. Engendering History for the Middle Class
  2. Sex and Political Economy in the Edinburgh Review Judith Newton 2. From Trope to Code
  3. The Novel and the Rhetoric of Gender in Nineteenth-century Critical Discourse Ina Ferris 3. Demonic Mothers
  4. Ideologies of Bourgeois Motherhood in the Mid-Victorian Era Sally Shuttleworth 4. Water Rights and the "Crossing o' Breeds"
  5. Chiastic Exchange in The Mill on the Floss Jules Law 5. Tess, Tourism, and the Spectacle of the Woman Jeff Nunokawa 6. "To Tell the Truth of Sex"
  6. Confession and Abjection in Late Victorian Writing Marion Shaw 7. Reading the Gothic Revival: "History" and Hints on Household Taste Christina Crosby 8. Excluding Women
  7. The Cult of the Male Genius in Victorian Painting Susan P. Casteras 9. Of Maenads, Mothers, and Feminized Males
  8. Victorian Readings of the French Revolution Linda M. Shires 10. The "Female Paternalist" as Historian
  9. Elizabeth Gaskell's My Lady Ludlow Christine L. Krueger.
  10. Afterword
  11. Ideology and the Subject as Agent Linda M. Shires

Author note

Linda M. Shires is Professor and Chair of the English Department at Stern College, Yeshiva University, New York.