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Women Writers

Julia Bush

in Women Against the Vote: Female Anti-Suffragism in Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199248773
eISBN:
9780191714689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248773.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The anti-suffrage cause was very fortunate in its women writers. Opponents of votes for women included many of the best-selling female novelists of the day and a number of prominent women writers on ... More


Classical Training for the Woman Writer

Isobel Hurst

in Victorian Women Writers and the Classics: The Feminine of Homer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283514
eISBN:
9780191712715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283514.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Although relatively few Victorian women studied Latin and Greek, earlier female classicists such as Elizabeth Carter acted as models for aspiring scholars. The support of fathers, brothers or mentors ... More


Stadt ohne Jüdinnen: Absent Jews and Invisible Women in The City without Jews

Lisa Silverman

in Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199794843
eISBN:
9780199950072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794843.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter examines how Hugo Bettauer’s 1923 novel The City Without Jews explicitly addresses the way in which the presence of Jews in interwar Vienna was in fact conditional upon their accepting ... More


‘New Woman’ Fiction

Kate Flint

in The Woman Reader 1837–1914

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121855
eISBN:
9780191671357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121855.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

At first sight, the controversy induced by the emergence of the ‘New Woman’ fiction in the 1890s bears a close similarity to the wave of ... More


On the threshold: Female Adolescent Experience in Fiction of the Fin de Siècle

SARAH BILSTON

in The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272617
eISBN:
9780191709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272617.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the intersections between romance and New Woman fictions on the question of sexual knowledge. It shows that New Woman author and the romance writer may both now be resituated ... More


The Woman Reader 1837–1914

Kate Flint

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121855
eISBN:
9780191671357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121855.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book provides an invaluable source of information on nineteenth-century culture and the woman reader. Why was the topic of women and reading so controversial for ... More


New Women and Neurasthenia: Nervous Degeneration and the 1890s

Jane Wood

in Passion and Pathology in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187608
eISBN:
9780191674723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187608.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses nervous degeneration and its literary representation in the 1890s. Much of the fiction of the 1890s self-consciously engages with the physical and medical sciences to configure ... More


Persuading the “Male Preserve”: Men and the Woman Suffrage Movement

Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello

in Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501705557
eISBN:
9781501713200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705557.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on men, the only empowered contingent of the suffrage movement. While some men had always voiced support for woman suffrage, no sustained men's organization existed in the state ... More


Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions

Elizabeth Boa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158196
eISBN:
9780191673283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158196.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This study of Kafka centres on gender. The author's insights show how, in an age of reactionary hysteria, Kafka rejected patriarchy yet exploited women as literary raw material. Drawing on Kafka's ... More


Antis Win the New York State Campaign, 1912–1915

Susan Goodier

in No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037474
eISBN:
9780252094675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037474.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Activities of the anti-suffrage movement ebbed and flowed with those of the suffrage movement, suggesting the responsive nature of both movements. This chapter focuses on this process. The leadership ... More


Tenuous Ties: Creating a Woman Suffrage Movement in New York State

Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello

in Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501705557
eISBN:
9781501713200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705557.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the development of a woman suffrage movement in New York State as it positions the state in the broad historical context of the national woman suffrage movement. Some rural ... More


Conclusion

SARAH BILSTON

in The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272617
eISBN:
9780191709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272617.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book has presented a historical account of the role of the transitional girl in later 19th-century literature. Focusing on the position of the girl in women's writing, it has argued that ... More


The New Woman in Technological Modernity

Lena Wånggren

in Gender, Technology and the New Woman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416269
eISBN:
9781474434645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416269.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This first chapter places the New Woman figure in the literary and historical context of the late nineteenth century, as well as outlines the theoretical and methodological premises of the book. ... More


A Daughter Of The New South

Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith

in Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304862
eISBN:
9780199871537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304862.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter sketches Minnie Fisher Cunningham's early years in New Waverly (Walker County) in East Texas during the 1880s and 1890s, as the New South emerged from the economic devastation of the ... More


Victoria to Victorian: The Queen and her Age

Karen Chase

in The Victorians and Old Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564361
eISBN:
9780191722592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564361.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

By extending the analyses of works by Carroll, Oliphant, and Gaskell, the discussion explores the constructions of age in the later part of the century. Looming over all is the figure of Queen ... More


The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood

Sarah Bilston

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272617
eISBN:
9780191709685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272617.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book demonstrates that ‘the awkward age’ formed a fault-line in Victorian female experience, an unusual phase in which restlessness, self-interest, and rebellion were possible. Tracing evolving ... More


The ‘Freedom Machine’: The New Woman and the Bicycle

Lena Wånggren

in Gender, Technology and the New Woman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416269
eISBN:
9781474434645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416269.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The third chapter examines the specific technology most commonly associated with the New Woman: the safety bicycle. When the safety bicycle first came into widespread use in the late 1880s it became ... More


Typewriters and Typists: Secretarial Agency at the Fin de Siècle

Lena Wånggren

in Gender, Technology and the New Woman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416269
eISBN:
9781474434645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416269.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The second chapter examines the link between the New Woman and the typewriter, a technology which proved one of the most significant means for women to enter the offices at the Victorian fin de ... More


Regional Bohemias

in Bohemia in America, 1858-1920

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760836
eISBN:
9780804772549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760836.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The earliest Bohemians in the United States viewed the poetic landscapes of “Bohemia” and “Arcadia” as essentially interchangeable. Bret Harte, for instance, argued that there was little competition ... More


The Morbid Consciousness of Womanhood: Catholicism, Antisuffrage, and the Limits of Sisterhood

Kathleen Sprows Cummings

in New Women of the Old Faith: Gender and American Catholicism in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832493
eISBN:
9781469605999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889848_cummings.8
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on Katherine E. Conway, a journalist and author based in Boston, who frequently commented on the constellation of issues that constituted “the woman question” in late nineteenth- ... More


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