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Hester Stanhope, ‘Un être à part’: Material Transgression and Belonging in the East

Jillian Heydt-Stevenson

in Material Transgressions: Beyond Romantic Bodies, Genders, Things

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621778
eISBN:
9781800341463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621778.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Hester Stanhope rethought tenets of Enlightenment and Sensibility that defined women at the mercy of biologically sexed bodies. Expected to marry for money and status, she left England to live ... More


The Problem of Description

Barbara Lounsberry

in Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049915
eISBN:
9780813050379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049915.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The many paths to apt description occupy Virginia Woolf’s mind across her 7th and 8th diary books. These diaries mark her determined march to a view, voice, and form of her own. She seeks to avoid ... More


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