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Women and language in the ‘Secolo delle donne’

Helena Sanson

in Women, Language and Grammar in Italy, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264836
eISBN:
9780191754043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264836.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the complex linguistic situation of Italy in the eighteenth century, taking into account its broader implications as well as, specifically, women's relationship with spoken and ... More


Sibylline Sisters: Virgil's Presence in Contemporary Women's Writing

Fiona Cox

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582969
eISBN:
9780191731198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582969.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The history of Virgil and his receptions is long and varied. His 20th-century career transformed his appearance as an anaemic imitator of Homer into the ‘Father of the West’, speaking above all for ... More


Republican Lens: Gender, Visuality, and Experience in the Early Chinese Periodical Press

Joan Judge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520284364
eISBN:
9780520959934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284364.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is an act of redemption. It retrieves a genre of text that has been banished to the margins of scholarly inquiry but that provides unparalleled access to the complexities of the past: the ... More


The Other Women's Lib: Gender and Body in Japanese Women's Fiction

Julia C. Bullock

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833879
eISBN:
9780824870836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833879.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book provides the first systematic analysis of Japanese literary feminist discourse of the 1960s—a full decade before the “women's lib” movement emerged in Japan. It highlights the work of three ... More


Beyond this Limit: Women, Modernism and the Modern World

Margery Palmer McCulloch

in Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959: Literature, National Identity and Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634743
eISBN:
9780748651900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634743.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter studies several female fiction writers, their responses to modernity and the contribution these responses have made to a Scottish modernism, taking a look at the difference between ... More


1699–June 1709: Juvenilia: ‘Poetry my dear my darling choice’ 1

Isobel Grundy

in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187653
eISBN:
9780191674730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187653.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Lady Mary turned fifteen between 1704–5. At fifteen, she said that she longed to rule as abbess over a Protestant nunnery or retired community of women. One of her two surviving albums of juvenile ... More


Introduction: Republican Lens

Joan Judge

in Republican Lens: Gender, Visuality, and Experience in the Early Chinese Periodical Press

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520284364
eISBN:
9780520959934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284364.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter introduces the genre of the commercial periodical press. It defines the nature of this press by examining a number of terms used to describe it, including popular, women’s, commercial, ... More


Covert Politics and Separatist Women's Friendship: Margaret Cavendish and Mary Astell

Penelope Anderson

in Friendship's Shadows: Women's Friendship and the Politics of Betrayal in England, 1640–1705

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748655823
eISBN:
9780748676620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655823.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter focuses on two female writers, Margaret Cavendish and Mary Astell, who articulate the political separatism that becomes the lasting story of female friendship. From the eighteenth ... More


Introduction: ‘It will have the Air of a Romance’ 2

Isobel Grundy

in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187653
eISBN:
9780191674730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187653.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This introductory chapter presents an account of the life of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Born into the highest nobility, Lady Montague was brilliant in mind and beautiful in face and body. She ... More


Women and Fathers

Owen Dudley Edwards

in British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616510
eISBN:
9780748653621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter looks at the sudden increase of female writers during the war, as well as the portrayal of fathers in wartime fiction, and identifies Graham Greene as the finest historical witness to ... More


July 1709–February 1712: Marriage Market: ‘what price my master will put on me’ 1

Isobel Grundy

in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187653
eISBN:
9780191674730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187653.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

No evidence survives of serious aspirants to Lady Mary's hand before Edward Wortley. Her father bought a fine house, Berrymead Priory at Acton near London, in 1708; he may have thought that time ... More


A Summer and Winter in the Two Sicilies

Eileen Fauset

in The Politics of Writing: Julia Kavanagh, 1824-77

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719055577
eISBN:
9781781702222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719055577.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses female travel writers, who normally wrote from a perspective characterised by the nature of their personal domestic experience, and notes that Kavanagh was also subject to some ... More


Cold War Sex War, Or the Other Being Inside: Burroughs, Paley, Plath, Hughes

Adam Piette

in The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635276
eISBN:
9780748651771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635276.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the conflicting views of male and female writers on the Cold War nuclear programme. It looks at the mothers's concern that the nuclear tests were releasing radioactivity into ... More


American Nervousness: Motherhood and ‘The Mental Activity of Women’ in the Era of Sexual Anarchy

Emily Coit

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter revisits a site of foundational feminist scholarship to ask new questions about gender, class, race, health and motherhood. Examining two iconic fin-de-siècle female writers, Edith ... More


February–August 1712: Elopement: ‘ran away with, without fortunes’ 1

Isobel Grundy

in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187653
eISBN:
9780191674730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187653.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Mary's father chose Clotworthy Skeffington and heir to Viscount Massereene, to be her husband. Though she often talked of knuckling under, she felt she ‘had rather give my hand to the Flames than to ... More


Finding a Voice, Telling a Story: Constructing Communal Identity in Contemporary American Women's Writing

Lois Parkinson Zamora

in American Mythologies: Essays on Contemporary Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237365
eISBN:
9781846312540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237365.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter begins by explaining the differences between nineteenth-century male writers' privileging of silence and late twentieth-century female writers' efforts to rectify the imbalances that ... More


‘Unhomely Moments’: The Fictions of Beryl Bainbridge

Helen Carr

in Writing Liverpool: Essays and Interviews

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310737
eISBN:
9781846314476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314476.006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the life and work of Beryl Bainbridge, who was born in 1934 and brought up in Formby in Lancashire, on the coast just north of Liverpool. Bainbridge's writing career is often ... More


“Penning and pinning”: Vita, Virginia, and Orlando

Gill Lowe

in Virginia Woolf and the World of Books

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954569
eISBN:
9781789629392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954569.003.0036
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the associations of pen and ink with male power and eroticism, arguing that Woolf wrote Orlando as a means to lay claim to her lover Sackville-West.


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