The Resource Gothic feminism: : the professionalization of gender from Charlotte Smith to the Brontës, Diane Long Hoeveler, (ebook)

Gothic feminism: : the professionalization of gender from Charlotte Smith to the Brontës, Diane Long Hoeveler, (ebook)

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Gothic feminism: : the professionalization of gender from Charlotte Smith to the Brontës
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Gothic feminism:
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the professionalization of gender from Charlotte Smith to the Brontës
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Diane Long Hoeveler
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eng
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As British women writers in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries sought to define how they experienced their era's social and economic upheaval, they helped popularize a new style of bourgeois female sensibility. Building on her earlier work in Romantic Androgyny, Diane Long Hoeveler now examines the Gothic novels of Charlotte Smith, Ann Radcliffe, Jane Austen, Charlotte Dacre Byrne, Mary Shelley, and the Bront<U+00d9>s to show how these writers helped define femininity for women of the British middle class. Hoeveler argues that a female-created literary ideology, now known as "victim feminism," arose as the Gothic novel helped create a new social role of professional victim for women adjusting to the new bourgeois order. These novels were thinly disguised efforts at propagandizing a new form of conduct for women, teaching that "professional femininity"-a cultivated pose of wise passiveness and controlled emotions-best prepared them for social survival. She examines how representations of both men and women in these novels moved from the purely psychosexual into social and political representations, and how these writers constructed a series of ideologies that would allow their female characters-and readers-fictitious mastery over an oppressive social and political system. Gothic Feminism takes a neo-feminist approach to these women's writings, treating them not as sacred texts but as thesis-driven works that attempted to instruct women in a series of strategic poses. It offers both a new understanding of the genre and a wholly new interpretation of feminism as a literary ideology
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Midwest
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Hoeveler, Diane Long
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823/.0873809352042
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non fiction
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  • Horror tales, English
  • Feminism and literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • English fiction
  • Feminist fiction, English
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Femininity in literature
  • Sex role in literature
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adult
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Gothic feminism: : the professionalization of gender from Charlotte Smith to the Brontës, Diane Long Hoeveler, (ebook)
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9780271072425
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MWT11611336
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11611336
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Gothic feminism: : the professionalization of gender from Charlotte Smith to the Brontës, Diane Long Hoeveler, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271072425
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11611336
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11611336
System control number
MWT11611336
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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