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Ireland and the Fiction of Improvement

Helen O'Connell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286461
eISBN:
9780191713361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286461.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

This book studies Irish improvement fiction, a neglected genre of 19th-century literary, social, and political history. The book shows how the fiction of Mary Leadbeater, Charles Bardin, Martin ... More


Introduction: The Aesthetics of Plainness

Helen O’connell

in Ireland and the Fiction of Improvement

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286461
eISBN:
9780191713361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286461.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

This book examines a particular strain of realism that found expression in the ‘improvement’ fiction of post-Union Ireland. Strongly didactic and assertively realistic, Irish improvement fiction ... More


Domesticity: Her Subjectivity and Subjection

Maroona Murmu

in Words of Her Own: Women Authors in Nineteenth-Century Bengal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199498000
eISBN:
9780199098224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498000.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

Critical questioning of broad framework of normative assumptions regarding womanly duties is studied in this chapter through close reading of Kailashbashini Debi’s polemical piece Hindu Mahilaganer ... More


Words of Her Own: Women Authors in Nineteenth-Century Bengal

Maroona Murmu

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199498000
eISBN:
9780199098224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498000.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Drawing on a spectrum of genres, such as autobiographies, diaries, didactic tracts, novels and travelogues, this book examines the sociocultural incentives that enabled the emergence of middle-class ... More


Introduction

Maroona Murmu

in Words of Her Own: Women Authors in Nineteenth-Century Bengal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199498000
eISBN:
9780199098224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498000.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The ‘Introduction’ helps the readers situate Hindu and Brahmo women’s literary outpourings within the wider sociopolitical context of nineteenth-century Bengal. It locates the eager penmanship of ... More


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