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Little Women: The American Female Myth

Elaine Showalter

in Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. The Clarendon Lectures 1989

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123835
eISBN:
9780191671616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123835.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is ‘the American female myth’, and Alcott's heroine Jo March has become the most influential figure of the independent and creative American ... More


Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. The Clarendon Lectures 1989

Elaine Showalter

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123835
eISBN:
9780191671616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123835.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Are American women writers from different eras and different backgrounds connected by common threads in a coherent tradition? How have the relationships between women's rights, women's rites, and ... More


Gilding Christmas: Gifts, Charity, and Commerce

Penne L. Restad

in Christmas in America: A History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109801
eISBN:
9780199854073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109801.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Louisa May Alcott's Little Women opens this chapter in emphasizing the spirit of gift giving that sprung in American society as part of the Christmas tradition. The wonderfully crafted text embodies ... More


“The Alcotts”

Kyle Gann

in Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

Ives’s “Alcotts” movement is based on two figures, the popular novelist Louisa May Alcott and her grandiloquent but feckless philosopher father, Bronson Alcott. The music, ranging from idyllic to ... More


George Cukor and the Case of an Actor’s Director: Hepburn and/or Tracy in: , , , , and

Charlie Keil

in George Cukor: Hollywood Master

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748693566
eISBN:
9781474416023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693566.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies five films that Cukor made with Katharine Hepburn and / or Spencer Tracy as stars. It aims to give more precise form to his suggestion that a director's role entails ... More


Chapter Four

Patrick McGilligan

in George Cukor: A Double Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680382
eISBN:
9781452948843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680382.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on George Cukor’s early career as a Hollywood director. Cukor was unusual among stage directors from the East Coast enticed to Hollywood for talkies, in that he found ... More


Story Papers

Lori Merish

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234066
eISBN:
9780191803352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the history of story papers in the United States and their critical reception, with particular emphasis on their significance for working women and the latter’s place as ... More


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