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The Resource Convict voices : women, class, and writing about prison in nineteenth-century England, Anne Schwan, (electronic resource)

Convict voices : women, class, and writing about prison in nineteenth-century England, Anne Schwan, (electronic resource)

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Convict voices : women, class, and writing about prison in nineteenth-century England
Title
Convict voices
Title remainder
women, class, and writing about prison in nineteenth-century England
Statement of responsibility
Anne Schwan
Title variation
Women, class, and writing about prison in nineteenth-century England
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this lively study of the development and transformation of voices of female offenders in nineteenth-century England, Anne Schwan analyzes a range of colorful sources, including crime broadsides, reform literature, prisoners' own writings about imprisonment and courtroom politics, and conventional literary texts, such as Adam Bede and The Moonstone. Not only does Schwan demonstrate strategies for interpreting ambivalent and often contradictory texts, she also provides a carefully historicized approach to the work of feminist recovery. Crossing class lines, genre boundaries, and gender roles in the effort to trace prisoners, authors, and female communities (imagined or real), Schwan brings new insight to what it means to locate feminist (or protofeminist) details, arguments, and politics. In this case, she tracks the emergence of a contested, and often contradictory, feminist consciousness, through the prism of nineteenth-century penal debates. The historical discussion is framed by reflections on contemporary debates about prisoner perspectives to illuminate continuities and differences. Convict Voices offers a sophisticated approach to interpretive questions of gender, genre, and discourse in the representation of female convicts and their voices and viewpoints. -- Provided by publisher
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CDX
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Schwan, Anne
Dewey number
820.9/3522
LC call number
PR468.W6
LC item number
S39 2014
Series statement
Becoming modern : new nineteenth-century studies
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Women prisoners
  • Women prisoners in literature
Summary expansion
In this lively study of the development and transformation of voices of female offenders in nineteenth-century England, Anne Schwan analyzes a range of colorful sources, including crime broadsides, reform literature, prisoners' own writings about imprisonment and courtroom politics, and conventional literary texts, such as Adam Bede and The Moonstone. Not only does Schwan demonstrate strategies for interpreting ambivalent and often contradictory texts, she also provides a carefully historicized approach to the work of feminist recovery
Label
Convict voices : women, class, and writing about prison in nineteenth-century England, Anne Schwan, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-277) and index
Contents
Introduction: Approaching female prisons' voices -- "Shame, you are not going to hang me!": Women's voices in nineteenth-century street literature -- The lives of which "There are no records kept": Convicts and matrons in the prison narratives of Frederick William Robinson ("A prison Matron") -- The limits of female reformation: Hidden stories in George Eliot's Adam Bede and Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone -- "A clamorous multitude and a silent prisoner": Women's rights, spirtualism, and public speech in Susan Willis Fletcher's Twelve Months in an English Prison -- Gender and citizenship in Edwardian writings from prison: Katie Gliddon and the suffragettes at Holloway -- Postscript: Rewriting women's prison history in historical fiction: Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace and Sarah Waters's Affinity
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001408893
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781611686722
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014935035
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001408893
Label
Convict voices : women, class, and writing about prison in nineteenth-century England, Anne Schwan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-277) and index
Contents
Introduction: Approaching female prisons' voices -- "Shame, you are not going to hang me!": Women's voices in nineteenth-century street literature -- The lives of which "There are no records kept": Convicts and matrons in the prison narratives of Frederick William Robinson ("A prison Matron") -- The limits of female reformation: Hidden stories in George Eliot's Adam Bede and Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone -- "A clamorous multitude and a silent prisoner": Women's rights, spirtualism, and public speech in Susan Willis Fletcher's Twelve Months in an English Prison -- Gender and citizenship in Edwardian writings from prison: Katie Gliddon and the suffragettes at Holloway -- Postscript: Rewriting women's prison history in historical fiction: Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace and Sarah Waters's Affinity
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001408893
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781611686722
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014935035
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001408893

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