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Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Motherly Utopia

Michael Robertson

in The Last Utopians: Four Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154169
eISBN:
9781400889600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154169.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Charlotte Perkins Gilman's concept of what she called the “World's Mother”—the selfless, nurturing woman-spirit who loves, protects, and teaches the entire human race. Gilman ... More


Working Women and Animal Mothers

Kimberly A. Hamlin

in From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226134611
eISBN:
9780226134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226134758.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter three analyzes how various thinkers applied evolutionary theory to turn-of-the-twentieth century debates about motherhood. Opponents of women’s advancement typically claimed that women’s ... More


Developing Nations

Dohra Ahmad

in Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195332766
eISBN:
9780199868124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332766.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter reads five turn-of-the-century utopian novels (Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward, William Morris’s News from Nowhere, William Dean Howells’s A Traveler from Altruria and Through the Eye ... More


Utopian Fictions and Political Theories: Domestic Labour in the Work of Edward Bellamy, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and William Morris

Ruth Levitas

in A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235910
eISBN:
9781781380420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235910.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the theoretical framework regarding domestic labour that underpins many of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's utopian short stories, particularly ‘Aunt Mary's Pie Plant’ (1908), ‘What ... More


Perfecting Feminism: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Eugenic Utopias

Asha Nadkarni

in Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689903
eISBN:
9781452949284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689903.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter presents the writings of Charlotte Perkins Gilman in her books Women and Economics (1898) and The Man-Made World (1914), to discuss the abjection of Asian women. Gilman offers here a ... More


Introduction

Val Gough and Jill Rudd

in A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235910
eISBN:
9781781380420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235910.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1890, Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote a poem called 'Similar Cases' in which she argues that humankind and the world can be changed for the better. The poem marked the beginning of a reformist ... More


Muscle Memory: Building the Body Politic of Character in Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the National Police Gazette

James B. Salazar

in Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741306
eISBN:
9780814786536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741306.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the historicizing function of muscle building in literary naturalism and the physical-culture movement of the late nineteenth century. It begins by considering Sojourner Truth's ... More


‘In the Twinkling of an Eye’: Gilman's Utopian Imagination

Val Gough

in A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235910
eISBN:
9781781380420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235910.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

According to many recent theorists of utopian thinking, the strength of a literary utopia lies in how the utopian vision is portrayed and not so much in the particular social structure it portrays. ... More


Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Women's Health: ‘The Long Limitation’

Janet Beer

in A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235910
eISBN:
9781781380420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235910.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The majority of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's writing deals with exegeticising the body politic as a sick body, a body that will always be ailing. In particular, Gilman suggests that women are disabled ... More


Pockets of Resistance: Some Notes Towards an Exploration of Gender and Genre Boundaries in Herland

Bridget Bennett (ed.)

in A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235910
eISBN:
9781781380420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235910.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Charlotte Perkins Gilman challenged, explored, and circumnavigated boundaries. Her writing continually interrogates the restrictive boundaries of patriarchal institutions and of enclosed spaces. ... More


The Architects of the Progressive Marital Ideal

Clare Virginia Eby

in Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085661
eISBN:
9780226085975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085975.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter defines the self-consciously “progressive” theory of marriage developed by sexologist Havelock Ellis, anthropologist Elsie Clews Parsons, feminist theorists Charlotte Perkins Gilman and ... More


A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Val Gough and Jill Rudd (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235910
eISBN:
9781781380420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235910.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Almost all of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's work asserts optimistically the possibility for utopian change, yet ironically she is probably most widely celebrated for her darkly tragic story The Yellow ... More


Reading in the Age of Edison: The Cinematicity of ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper’

Karin Littau

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, written by Karin Littau, addresses the media-transitional period of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries to show how aestho-physiological experiments in reading were linked ... More


Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America

Dohra Ahmad

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195332766
eISBN:
9780199868124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332766.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book examines anti-colonial discourse during the understudied but critical period before World War II, with a specific focus on writers and activists based in the United States. The book ... More


Gender and Industry in Herland: Trees as a Means of Production and Metaphor

Alex Shishin

in A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235910
eISBN:
9781781380420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235910.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In her 1915 novel Herland, Charlotte Perkins Gilman devotes an entire chapter to the religion of her all-woman utopia but offers no clues as to industry and political economy. This creates ... More


“Female Choice” and the Reproductive Autonomy of Women

Kimberly A. Hamlin

in From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226134611
eISBN:
9780226134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226134758.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter four traces the Darwinian concept of “female choice” of sexual partners as it reverberated through feminist and socialist reform circles at the turn of the twentieth century. Darwinian ... More


The Sins of the Innocent: Breaking the Barriers of Role Conflict

Anne A. Tanski

in A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235910
eISBN:
9781781380420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235910.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the interrelationships among the themes of role conflict, female isolation, and biological sin in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short stories ‘Making a Change’ (1911) and ‘The ... More


Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Journey From Within

Mary A. Hill

in A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235910
eISBN:
9781781380420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235910.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the letters written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman to her second husband, Houghton Gilman, between 1897 and 1900. It considers the personal discourse Gilman created in her ... More


Vital Reserves Revisited: The Energies of the Social Body

Andrew Lyndon Knighton

in Idle Threats: Men and the Limits of Productivity in Nineteenth Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748909
eISBN:
9780814748916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748909.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores a range of geographical, economic, and corporeal reconsiderations of the discourse of exhaustion at the turn of the century. In particular, it examines debates that construct an ... More


‘Once There was a Pig … Does not Interest’: Gilman's Desire for Narrative Control

Jill Rudd

in A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853235910
eISBN:
9781781380420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235910.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 1935 autobiography, The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, contains many assertions, convictions, and rules. It expresses Gilman's familiar desire to state rules simply as ... More


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