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A Poetics of Itinerancy: Evangelical Women Writers and the Form of Autobiography

Elizabeth Elkin Grammer

in Some Wild Visions: Autobiographies by Female Itinerant Evangelists in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139617
eISBN:
9780199834242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139615.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

To a large degree, these female evangelists composed their autobiographies by addition, writing what literary scholars have variously called “and then” narratives or travelogues, being unable or ... More


George Eliot and the Curious Bride: Ghosts in the Daylight

Hilary M. Schor

in Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199928095
eISBN:
9780199980550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928095.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

In England in the 1870s, in the midst of feminist agitations for the vote and debates over property laws for women, George Eliot invokes John Stuart Mill’s political vision to reinflect the curious ... More


Neighbor Marriage: Loving the Squire

Talia Schaffer

in Romance's Rival: Familiar Marriage in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190465094
eISBN:
9780190465117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465094.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter 3 investigates the nineteenth-century marriage plot in which a desperate woman, usually about to lose her home, weds a local squire. The chapter traces neighbor marriage in Sense and ... More


Historicizing Marriage, Developing the Marriage Plot

Talia Schaffer

in Romance's Rival: Familiar Marriage in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190465094
eISBN:
9780190465117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465094.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter 2 traces the development of marital expectations and practices from the medieval period through the early nineteenth century, stressing how personal consent coexisted with social pressures. ... More


Introduction: The Slave-Marriage Plot

Tess Chakkalakal

in Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036330
eISBN:
9780252093388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036330.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This introductory chapter defines slave-marriage and how it bears upon legal marriage in nineteenth-century America. Hidden from law and subject to separation, a slave-marriage was considered to be ... More


Introduction

Clare Virginia Eby

in Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085661
eISBN:
9780226085975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085975.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Here I show marriage to be a dynamic institution that can impede but also promote social change. The idea that marriage can affect reform has fallen between the cracks of two bodies of historical ... More


Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era

Clare Virginia Eby

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085661
eISBN:
9780226085975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085975.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Marriage has long been central to stories people tell about themselves. I chart the creation of an influential version of that story--one that still informs debates about marriage--in the Progressive ... More


The Adulterous Geopolitical Aesthetic: Romola Contra Madame Bovary

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

in The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter explores George Eliot’s formal innovations in comparison to a French variation on the naturalistic narrative of capitalist globalization: Flaubert’s landmark novel of adultery, Madame ... More


From Flatbush to Fun Home: The Broadway Musical’s “Cozy Cottage” Trope

Jeffrey Magee

in Rethinking American Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042324
eISBN:
9780252051159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042324.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

The conventions and assumptions embedded in the presentation Broadway musicals for much of the twentieth century is the central concern in this chapter devoted to the “cozy cottage trope,” an aspect ... More


The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life

Stefanie Markovits

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198718864
eISBN:
9780191788314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718864.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This book considers the rise of a hybrid generic form, the verse-novel, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Such poems combined epic length with novelistic plots in the attempt to capture ... More


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