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Odd women?: Spinsters, lesbians and widows in British women's fiction, 1850s–1930s

Emma Liggins

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719087561
eISBN:
9781781706855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087561.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Women outside marriage between 1850 and the Second World War were seen as abnormal, threatening, superfluous and incomplete, whilst also being hailed as ‘women of the future’. Before 1850 odd women ... More


Anonymous

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0051
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

The French Revolution became a source of inspiration for many American women to express their support for Republican principles in both words and actions. On July 20, 1793, the City Gazette and Daily ... More


Family, Household and Obligation

Aaron Allen

in Building Early Modern Edinburgh: A Social History of Craftwork and Incorporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474442381
eISBN:
9781474453943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442381.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The second chapter looks beyond the free ‘master’ craftsmen of the ‘House’ to their wider households, looking to both craft families and their lodgers. The metaphor of ‘the House’ as a chosen ... More


I Want to See You and Your Wife and Children Very Bad

Susan E. Lindsey

in Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179339
eISBN:
9780813179353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.003.0020
Subject:
History, World Modern History

After a silence of nearly four years, Tolbert Major writes again to Ben Major in 1847. He asks Ben to send writing paper, its scarcity accounting, in part, for the long delay between letters. ... More


Professional spinsters, older women and widowed heroines in the 1930s

Emma Liggins

in Odd women?: Spinsters, lesbians and widows in British women's fiction, 1850s–1930s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719087561
eISBN:
9781781706855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087561.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This also considers the crossovers between lesbian and spinster identities but focuses on the 1930s, and incorporates debates around the older woman. It examines female professionalism and tracks ... More


Conclusion

Emma Liggins

in Odd women?: Spinsters, lesbians and widows in British women's fiction, 1850s–1930s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719087561
eISBN:
9781781706855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087561.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The conclusion revisits debates about female singleness and argues that new conceptualisations of lesbianism, spinsterhood and widowhood had helped to trouble and ultimately transform social norms by ... More


‘I've Got a Theory about Scousers’: Jimmy McGovern and Lynda La Plante

Philip Smith

in Writing Liverpool: Essays and Interviews

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310737
eISBN:
9781846314476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314476.016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter compares the work of television writers Jimmy McGovern and Lynda La Plante, both of whom gained prominence in the early eighties and helped renew mainstream television drama by engaging ... More


Breeding Patriotism: The Widows of 9/11 and the Prime-time Wombs of National Memory

Ruby C. Tapia

in American Pietàs: Visions of Race, Death, and the Maternal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653102
eISBN:
9781452946153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653102.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter traces popular representations of the women who lost spouses and co-parents to the terrorist attacks of September 11, popularly labeled “The Widows of 9/11,” in U.S. television specials, ... More


Just One of the Boys: Young as Co-Writer

Ellen M. Peck

in Sweet Mystery: The Musical Works of Rida Johnson Young

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190873585
eISBN:
9780190873615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873585.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores three musicals for which Young co-wrote the libretto and/or lyrics: The Red Petticoat (music by Jerome Kern, text co-written with Paul West), When Love Is Young (music by ... More


Proclamation: Widowhood and Elizabeth Ann Seton

Jana Marguerite Bennett

in Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190462628
eISBN:
9780190462659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462628.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Widowhood has been one of the least discussed states of singleness in recent decades. This is despite both real and present poverty of many widows, and the scriptural mandate for Christians to care ... More


A Different Refuge for Women

John Stratton Hawley

in Krishna's Playground: Vrindavan in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190123987
eISBN:
9780190991357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190123987.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

For centuries Vrindavan has been famous as a refuge for widows. Some have come to live here of their own accord; others are ejected from their families as burdensome and inauspicious presences after ... More


Review: MARTHA ALTER CHEN, Perpetual Mourning: MARTHA ALTER CHEN, Perpetual Mourning: Widowhood in Rural India; Widows in India: Widowhood in Rural India; Widows in India: Social Neglect and Public Action; Social Neglect and Public Action; DEEPA MEHTA, Water (Film); Bapsi Sidhwa, Water: A Novel; DEEPA MEHTA, Water (Film); Bapsi Sidhwa, Water: A Novel; DEVYANI SALTZMAN, Shooting Water: A Memoir of DEVYANI SALTZMAN, Shooting Water: A Memoir of Second Chances, Family, and Filmmaking

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199777853
eISBN:
9780190267612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777853.003.0030
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews the books Perpetual Mourning: Widowhood in Rural India and Widows in India: Social Neglect and Public Action, by Martha Alter Chen; Water: A Novel, by Bapsi Sidhwa; and Shooting ... More


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