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Don Juan and the Female Reader

Moyra Haslett

in Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184324
eISBN:
9780191674198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184324.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter examines the sexual political implications of Lord Byron's epic poem Don Juan. It highlights the fears that a pervasive female reading of the poem would make the sexual political issues ... More


Girls' Periodicals

Shobna Nijhawan

in Women and Girls in the Hindi Public Sphere: Periodical Literature in Colonial North India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074076
eISBN:
9780199080922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074076.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter argues that children’s periodicals gained prominence as national periodicals. Kumari Darpan and Kanya Manoranjan created a sub-category of the female reader by shifting the focus from ... More


Readers and Reading Practices

Deborah Wynne

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Reading became a popular pastime in the nineteenth century, fuelled by the growth in literacy, the increased availability of affordable reading matter, the greater leisure brought about by the ... More


Imagining the Woman Reader in the Age of Dante

Elena Lombardi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198818960
eISBN:
9780191859762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The literature of the Italian Due- and Trecento frequently calls into play the figure of a woman reader. From Guittone d’Arezzo’s piercing critic, the ‘villainous woman’, to the mysterious Lady who ... More


The Great Women Superheroes

Trina Robbins

in The Superhero Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter details the creation of the character Wonder Woman and analyzes what she meant to readers in the 1940s. It also disputes the tendency of recent fan historians and scholars to denigrate ... More


Pornograms

William Olmsted

in The Censorship Effect: Baudelaire, Flaubert, and the Formation of French Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190238636
eISBN:
9780190238650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238636.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter assesses the “misreadings” allegedly committed by the prosecutor Pinard at Baudelaire’s trial. Pinard found a way to separate what he called the “teaching” of Les Fleurs du Mal from its ... More


Conclusion

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume Two: The Reader-Writer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198739661
eISBN:
9780191831126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739661.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The conclusion summarizes the argument of Volume 2: that in both the early modern and the modern period reader-writers have inferred their own forms of critical agency from Montaigne’s Essais. These ... More


Reading the Hand: Palmistry, Graphology and Alternative Literacies

Stephanie Rains

in Literacy, Language and Reading in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942081
eISBN:
9781789623628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942081.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines an alternative mode of reading signs: that of the graphology craze of the nineteenth century. As literacy increased exponentially during the late nineteenth century in Ireland, ... More


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