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

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

Label
Gothic feminism : the professionalization of gender from Charlotte Smith to the Brontës
Title
Gothic feminism
Title remainder
the professionalization of gender from Charlotte Smith to the Brontës
Statement of responsibility
Diane Long Hoeveler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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?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
Cataloging source
N$T
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Hoeveler, Diane Long
Dewey number
823/.0873809352042
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR830.T3
LC item number
H64 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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
  • Radcliffe, Ann
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English fiction
  • Great Britain
  • Women and literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Horror tales, English
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Feminist fiction, English
  • Feminism and literature
  • Femininity in literature
  • Letterkunde
  • Engels
  • Griezelverhalen
  • Feminisme
  • Vrouwelijke auteurs
  • Gothic Revival (letterkunde)
  • Großbritannien
  • Schriftstellerin
  • Gothic novel
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Skräck
  • Litteraturvetenskap
  • Storbritannien
  • 1700-talet
  • 1800-talet
  • Könsidentitet
  • Kvinnlighet
  • Könsroller
  • Författare
  • Littérature d'épouvante anglaise
  • Féminisme et littérature
  • Roman gothique
  • Roman anglais
  • Identité sexuelle
  • Rôle selon le sexe
  • Féminité (psychologie) dans la littérature
  • Féminisme
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Literatur
  • Feminismus
  • Englisch
  • Skräckromaner
  • Skräckromantik
  • Feminism
  • Kvinnliga författare
  • Könsroller i litteraturen
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
  • English Literature
Label
Gothic feminism : the professionalization of gender from Charlotte Smith to the Brontës, Diane Long Hoeveler
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Gothic feminism and the professionalization of "femininity" -- Gendering the civilizing process: the case of Charlotte Smith's Emmiline, the orphan of the castle -- Gendering victimization: Radcliffe's early Gothics -- Gendering vindication: Radcliffe's major gothics -- Hyperbolic femininity: Jane Austen, "Rosa Matilda" and Mary Shelley -- The triumph of the civilizing process: the Brontës and romantic feminism
Control code
925522373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 250 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780217072441
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925522373
Label
Gothic feminism : the professionalization of gender from Charlotte Smith to the Brontës, Diane Long Hoeveler
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Gothic feminism and the professionalization of "femininity" -- Gendering the civilizing process: the case of Charlotte Smith's Emmiline, the orphan of the castle -- Gendering victimization: Radcliffe's early Gothics -- Gendering vindication: Radcliffe's major gothics -- Hyperbolic femininity: Jane Austen, "Rosa Matilda" and Mary Shelley -- The triumph of the civilizing process: the Brontës and romantic feminism
Control code
925522373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 250 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780217072441
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925522373

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