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The Resource Practising femininity : domestic realism and the performance of gender in early Canadian fiction, Misao Dean

Practising femininity : domestic realism and the performance of gender in early Canadian fiction, Misao Dean

Label
Practising femininity : domestic realism and the performance of gender in early Canadian fiction
Title
Practising femininity
Title remainder
domestic realism and the performance of gender in early Canadian fiction
Statement of responsibility
Misao Dean
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
COCUF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dean, Misao
Dewey number
813.009/352042
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9188
LC item number
.D43 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Theory/culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canadian fiction
  • Domestic fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Femininity in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Realism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Canadian fiction
  • Domestic fiction
  • Femininity in literature
  • Realism in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Canada
  • Frauenprosa
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Geschichte 1830-1940
  • Kanada
  • Englisch
Summary expansion
Femininity in Colonial Societies is a Particularly Contested Element of the sex/gender system while it draws on a conservative belief in universal and continuous values, it is undermined by the liberal rhetoric of freedom characteristic of the New World. Practising Femininity analyses the ways that Canadian texts by Catharine Parr Traill, Susanna Moodie, Nellie McClung, Sinclair Ross, and others work to produce and naturalize femininity in a colonial setting. Drawing on Judith Butler's definition of gender as performance, Misao Dean shows how practices that seem to transgress the feminine ideal -- emigration, physical labour, autobiographical writing, work for wages, sexual desire, and suffrage activism -- were justified by Canadian writers as legitimate expressions of an unvarying feminine inner self. Early Canadian writers cited a feminine gender ideal that emphasized love of home and adherence to duty; New Women and Suffrage writers defined sexuality as part of a biological desire to reproduce; in the work of Sinclair Ross, the feminine ideal was moulded by current Freudian models of femininity. This study is grounded in the most important current theories in gender, and will interest Canadian literary scholars, feminist historians and theoreticians, and students of women's studies
Label
Practising femininity : domestic realism and the performance of gender in early Canadian fiction, Misao Dean
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-134) 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
  • ""CONTENTS""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""Introduction: Practising Femininity""; ""1. The Female Emigrant's Guide as the Mending Basket of Domestic Ideology""; ""2. The Broken Mirror of Domestic Ideology: Femininity as Textual Practice in Susanna Moodie's Autobiographical Works""; ""3. Translated by Desire: Romance and Politics in Rosanna Leprohon's Antoinette de Mirecourt""; ""4. Explain Yourself: New Woman Fiction in Canada""; ""5. Voicing the Voiceless: The Practice of 'Self-expression' in Nellie McClung's Fiction and Her Autobiography""; ""6. Femininity and the Real in As for Me and My House""
  • ""Conclusion: Citing and Reciting""""NOTES""; ""WORKS CITED""; ""INDEX""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""W""
Control code
244768843
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (139 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442678712
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780802081384
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2jzcmw
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244768843
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Practising femininity : domestic realism and the performance of gender in early Canadian fiction, Misao Dean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-134) 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
  • ""CONTENTS""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""Introduction: Practising Femininity""; ""1. The Female Emigrant's Guide as the Mending Basket of Domestic Ideology""; ""2. The Broken Mirror of Domestic Ideology: Femininity as Textual Practice in Susanna Moodie's Autobiographical Works""; ""3. Translated by Desire: Romance and Politics in Rosanna Leprohon's Antoinette de Mirecourt""; ""4. Explain Yourself: New Woman Fiction in Canada""; ""5. Voicing the Voiceless: The Practice of 'Self-expression' in Nellie McClung's Fiction and Her Autobiography""; ""6. Femininity and the Real in As for Me and My House""
  • ""Conclusion: Citing and Reciting""""NOTES""; ""WORKS CITED""; ""INDEX""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""W""
Control code
244768843
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (139 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442678712
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780802081384
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2jzcmw
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244768843
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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