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Ruth (1853)

Patsy Stoneman

in Elizabeth Gaskell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074479
eISBN:
9781781701188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074479.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Ruth, with its difficult focus on the ‘fallen woman’, has prompted most of its readers to protest in one way or another, and has never been a popular book. Knowing that she was stirring a hornets' ... More


Seduced Maidens and Resourceful Maids

Sos Eltis

in Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This chapter identifies the common tropes, plots, and character types that run through the popular early nineteenth-century theatrical genre of seduction melodrama. It demonstrates the remarkably ... More


Sex Problems and Nature's Law

Sos Eltis

in Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the fin de siècle emergence of the English sex-problem play, directly addressing issues of sexual morality and in particular the sexual double standard. The impact of changes in ... More


Feminist Readings and Poetic Paintings

Lucy Ella Rose

in Suffragist Artists in Partnership: Gender, Word and Image

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421454
eISBN:
9781474444934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421454.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapters 6 and 7 are linked in their exploration of artists’ readings, literary sources and subjects, and in their focus on paintings of women and water: from the drowned ‘fallen woman’ in George’s ... More


Forgotten Men and Fallen Women: The Cultural Politics of New Deal Narratives

Holly Allen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453571
eISBN:
9780801455841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453571.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the Great Depression and into the war years, the Roosevelt administration sought to transform the political, institutional, and social contours of the United States. One result of the New Deal ... More


The Physician and the Fallen Woman

Keely Stauter-Halsted

in The Devil's Chain: Prostitution and Social Control in Partitioned Poland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454196
eISBN:
9781501701665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454196.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explains how physicians effectively leveraged the panic over prostitution. They imposed “objective” standards on suspected “prostitutes,” and defined the parameters of prostitution in ... More


Bigamy and Sensation

Sos Eltis

in Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

Plays about unintentional bigamy were as old as melodrama itself and remained popular throughout the nineteenth century, exercising an important influence on sensation novels such as Ellen Wood's ... More


Introduction

Sos Eltis

in Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This chapter sets out the centrality and popularity of plays about illicit female sexuality from 1800 to the present day. Plots, tropes, and narratives endure across the centuries, being revised and ... More


“[ T ]‌his feverish, jealous attachment of Paula’s for Ellean”: Homosocial Desire and the Production of Queer Modernism

Penny Farfan

in Performing Queer Modernism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190679699
eISBN:
9780190679736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679699.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter focuses on Arthur Wing Pinero’s The Second Mrs. Tanqueray (1893) to demonstrate how a seemingly conservative play that met with great success on the fashionable London stage might be ... More


Blonde Venus: A Sale of Two Bodies

James Phillips

in Sternberg and Dietrich: The Phenomenology of Spectacle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190915247
eISBN:
9780190915278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915247.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Blonde Venus (1932), Sternberg and Dietrich’s characteristically atypical take on the fallen woman film genre. Dietrich’s character is as much liberated as cast out from the ... More


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