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Women and the 1832 Reform Act

Kathryn Gleadle

in Borderline Citizens: Women, Gender and Political Culture in Britain, 1815-1867

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264492
eISBN:
9780191734274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264492.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Reform Act of 1832 stands as one of the defining moments in the political history of Britain, yet its implications for women and their involvement in its passage remain underexplored. The reform ... More


In Search of Byzantine Women: Thre Avenues of Approach

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines some of the roles of women in early medieval Byzantine society. It follows three particular avenues of approach, devised as a means of identifying the positions, activity, and ... More


. A Momentary Taste of Being

Inez Van Der Spek

in Alien Plots: Female Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree's 'a Momentary Taste of Being'

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238140
eISBN:
9781781380444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238140.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book has examined James Tiptree Jr's ‘A Momentary Taste of Being’, a story about alien encounter, and its strange spatio-temporal settings from an interstellar spaceship to the vastness of outer ... More


Women in the Director’s Chair: The ‘Female Gaze’ in Documentary Film

Lisa French

in Female Authorship and the Documentary Image: Theory, Practice and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419444
eISBN:
9781474444682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419444.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This essay examines the concept of a ‘female gaze’ in documentary film with a specific consideration of the work, and viewpoints, of women directors. The question asked is whether a film as a ... More


Imaging Modern Girls in the Japanese Woman’s Film

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

in Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831820
eISBN:
9780824868772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831820.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how the trope of the moga, or modern girl, is depicted in the Japanese woman’s film. It considers how latent Japanese anxieties over modernization are made visible through ... More


Introduction

Inez Van Der Spek

in Alien Plots: Female Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree's 'a Momentary Taste of Being'

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238140
eISBN:
9781781380444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238140.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Within the science fiction community, the work of James Tiptree Jr, whose real name was Alice Sheldon-Bradley, is generally acknowledged to be among the best of the genre. During the 1970s, Tiptree ... More


Engendering Dissent in the Underworld

Rachel Falconer

in Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter investigates fictional descent narratives where the female character descends into the underworld. It first looks at the gender dynamics involved in descent narratives, where the descent ... More


Power, Eros, and Genocide: Capitalism and Black Female Subjectivity in The Farming of Bones

Donna Aza Weir-Soley

in Eroticism, Spirituality, and Resistance in Black Women’s Writings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033778
eISBN:
9780813039008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033778.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses Edwidge Danticat's representation of subject formation within the Haitian migrant community in the Dominican Republic during the 1930s. It explores Danticat's treatment of the ... More


A question of love: Los amantes del Círculo Polar (1998)

Rob Stone

in Julio Medem

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072000
eISBN:
9781781701171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072000.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Julio Medem's Los amantes del Círculo Polar. Spanish film audiences grew during the decade of the 1990s, along with the number of private television channels and new cinemas. ... More


Characterization (Constraint)

Andrew Piper

in Enumerations: Data and Literary Study

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226568614
eISBN:
9780226568898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568898.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Quantity has a role to play in understanding the nature of characters and the process of characterization (the writerly act of generating animate entities through language). With Alex Woloch’s ... More


Three-Women Fiction, Mandarin Ducks and Butterflies

Tan See Kam

in Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

At work in Peking Opera Blues is a deeply intertextual relation to the film adaptations (three-women films) of a popular form of sentimental romance fiction - mandarin duck and butterfly fiction ... More


The Problem with Parody: Masochism, the Death Drive, and the Laws of Thermodynamics in “Satō Haruo” and The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi

in This Perversion Called Love: Reading Tanizaki, Feminist Theory, and Freud

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762335
eISBN:
9780804772518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762335.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines masochism and the death drive in Tanizaki Jun'ichirō's autobiographical essay “An account of the first half of my life, for Satō Haruo” and the novel The Secret History of the ... More


On Suffrage Militancy and Modernism: Femininity and Revolt

Ewa Płonowska Ziarek

in Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161497
eISBN:
9780231530903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161497.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter develops the political theory of revolution and female subjectivity produced by the British suffrage militancy in the context of Hannah Arendt's theory of revolution and Theodor Adorno's ... More


Burying the Beloved: Marriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran

Amy Motlagh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775892
eISBN:
9780804778183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775892.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book traces the relationship between the law and literature in Iran to reveal the profound ambiguities at the heart of Iranian ideas of modernity regarding women's rights and social status. It ... More


The Feminist Voice: Improvisation in Women’s Autobiographical Filmmaking

Gabrielle McNally (ed.)

in Female Authorship and the Documentary Image: Theory, Practice and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419444
eISBN:
9781474444682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419444.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The essays discusses the mindful use of improvisational methods in women’s autobiographical filmmaking as a means to establish a feminist documentary voice that lies outside of patriarchy and ... More


How to Speak about It? Kateb Yacine's Feminine Voice or Literature's Wager: A Reading of Nedjma

Mireille Calle-Gruber and Jane Hiddleston

in Postcolonial Poetics: Genre and Form

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317453
eISBN:
9781846317187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317187.010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores Kateb Yacine's ‘feminine voice’. It focuses not so much on the autobiographical as on the author's struggle to represent a female subjectivity that comes to stand for Algeria ... More


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