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Allegory and Female Agency

Maureen Quilligan

in Thinking Allegory Otherwise

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763806
eISBN:
9780804773508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763806.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at materiality in works where allegory seemed mostly abstraction. It considers allegory in the Renaissance by focusing on Christine de Pizan's City of Ladies and the way in which ... More


Pious Perjury in Scott's The Heart of Midlothian

Julia Simon-Kerr

in Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812042
eISBN:
9780199315888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812042.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines a legal norm that appears to empower women, arguing that in reality it imposes its own constricting demand for conformity: a woman may manifest strength and agency by refusing ... More


How not to go there: 1 Henry VI as prequel and alternative ending

Peter Lake

in How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300222715
eISBN:
9780300225662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222715.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on 1 Henry VI. Some critics see it as the first part of a trilogy. Others have identified it as a sort of prequel, written after the success of the plays that have become known ... More


Sex Expression and American Women Writers 1860–1940

Dale M. Bauer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832301
eISBN:
9781469605647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887691_bauer
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book contends that American women novelists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries registered a call for a new sexual freedom. By creating a lexicon of “sex expression,” many ... More


What Knights Really Want

Stephen Orgel

in Thinking Allegory Otherwise

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763806
eISBN:
9780804773508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763806.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines female agency within the patriarchal situations of sex and power in chivalric art and literature. Drawing on Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene and on a series of courtly images, it ... More


Colonial Democracy and Fin-de-Siècle Martinique: The Third Republic and White Creole Dissent

Jacqueline Couti

in Dangerous Creole Liaisons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781383018
eISBN:
9781781384046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383018.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 4 again focuses on fin-de-siècle Martinique, but this time through the lens of the white Creole René Bonneville’s episodic Le triomphe d’Églantine. Initially published in the Martinican ... More


Pleasures and Dangers of Conversion: Joseph and Aseneth

Ruth Nisse

in Jacob's Shipwreck: Diaspora, Translation, and Jewish-Christian Relations in Medieval England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703072
eISBN:
9781501708329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703072.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines Joseph and Aseneth, a Greek Jewish text that was translated into Latin in late twelfth-century England, and how it reemerges as significant within a crisis over Jewish ... More


The immigrant in Abdellatif Kechiche’s cinematic work: transcending the question of origins

Emna Mrabet

in Reimagining North African immigration: Identities in flux in French literature, television and film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780719099489
eISBN:
9781526135902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099489.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Abdellatif Kechiche’s movies La faute à Voltaire (2000), L’Esquive (2002) et La graine et le mulet (2007) which tell the stories of three characters of Maghrebi origins from ... More


Sanctuary’s Reversible Bodies

James Harding

in Faulkner and Formalism: Returns of the Text

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032561
eISBN:
9781617032578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032561.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the textual body of William Faulkner’s novel Sanctuary, focusing on Temple’s narration of her rape during a court testimony. It looks at the repetition of the singular neuter ... More


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