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Gothic Parody: Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Eaton Stannard Barrett’s The Heroine

Jacqueline Howard

in Reading Gothic Fiction: A Bakhtinian Approach

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119920
eISBN:
9780191671258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119920.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the difference between Bakhtin's concepts of parody and stylization and indicates the relationship of parodic to other forms of dialogic utterance. It then situates and reads ... More


Jessie Fauset’s Not-So-New Negro Womanhood: The Harlem Renaissance, the Long Nineteenth Century, and the Legacy of Feminine Representation

Meredith L. Goldsmith

in American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056043
eISBN:
9780813053813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056043.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 8 responds to two prevailing arguments about the fiction of Jessie Fauset—the one labeling her work retrograde, the other regarding it as subtly subversive—by viewing the writer’s work as ... More


Situating Starbuck: Combative Femininity, Figurative Masculinity, and the Snap

Ewan Kirkland

in The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808714
eISBN:
9781496808752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808714.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Ewan Kirkland’s “Situating Starbuck: Combative Femininity, Figurative Masculinity, and the Snap” studies the action heroine in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009) television series. He ... More


“Don’t Underestimate Her Ability to Talk, It’s Her Superpower”: Epistemic Negotiation and the Power of Community in Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville Series

Rhonda Nicol

in The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808714
eISBN:
9781496808752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808714.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Rhonda Nicol’s “‘Don’t Underestimate Her Ability to Talk, it’s Her Superpower’: Epistemic Negotiation and the Power of Community in Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville Series” interrogates the action ... More


Forced Glory: Katniss Everdeen, Bella Swan, and Varieties of Virginity

Rhonda V. Wilcox

in The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808714
eISBN:
9781496808752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808714.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Rhonda V. Wilcox’s “Forced Glory: Katniss Everdeen, Bella Swan, and Varieties of Virginity” contrasts Twilight’s Bella Swan and The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen. There are many parallels between ... More


The Lotus Blossom and the Dragon Lady

Joshua Grimm

in Ex Machina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348301
eISBN:
9781800850941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348301.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

While gender is particularly prominent in Ex Machina, there is an undercurrent of racial discourse as well, most notably in the character of Kyoko. She’s demure, silent, small, and seems to be ... More


Ants Become Giants: Laura Ingalls’s Pioneering Perspective in the Little House Books

Elif S. Armbruster

in Gendered Ecologies: New Materialist Interpretations of Women Writers in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979046
eISBN:
9781789629705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979046.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In her pioneering work on the shapes and meanings of fictional and actual space, Judith Fryer coined the phrase “felicitous space” (1986) to refer to space that “frees the imagination” (293). In ... More


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