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Becoming a Schoolgirl

Christina de Bellaigue

in Educating Women: Schooling and Identity in England and France, 1800-1867

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199289981
eISBN:
9780191710995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289981.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the implications of becoming a schoolgirl in England and France, focusing on the social origins and motivations of schooling, and life at school. The clientele of female ... More


Mignon in Germany: From Goethe to Stifter

Terence Cave

in Mignon's Afterlives: Crossing Cultures from Goethe to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604807
eISBN:
9780191731624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604807.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The opening section of this chapter is devoted to Mignon’s afterlives in Goethe’s own writing, in particular an episode of memory and mourning in Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre. Her appearances in the ... More


Mignon's Afterlives: Crossing Cultures from Goethe to the Twenty-First Century

Terence Cave

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604807
eISBN:
9780191731624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604807.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book traces the fortunes of the character Mignon, from Goethe’s 1796 novel Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre, through the European cultures of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Mignon corpus ... More


The Gothic Girl Child

Lucie Armitt

in Women and the Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748699124
eISBN:
9781474422253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699124.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on anxiety about intimacy between girls or between girls and women as represented in works such as Elizabeth Gaskell’s ‘The Old Nurse’s Story’, Margaret Oliphant’s ‘The Library ... More


Other Women: Thinking Class and Gender in Contemporary Brazilian Documentary Film

Carla Maia

in Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419475
eISBN:
9781474444699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419475.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Focusing on the relational dimension of some selected works, this essay proposes to consider the subject matter as films with women rather than films of women. The main effort is to understand ... More


Sosipatra as a Wife, Mother, and Widow

Heidi Marx

in Sosipatra of Pergamum: Philosopher and Oracle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190618858
eISBN:
9780197571255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190618858.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores what Sosipatra’s late adolescent/early adult life might have been from her betrothal to Eustathius to the time when she began teaching in Pergamum. It describes family life for ... More


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