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Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions

Elizabeth Boa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158196
eISBN:
9780191673283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158196.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This study of Kafka centres on gender. The author's insights show how, in an age of reactionary hysteria, Kafka rejected patriarchy yet exploited women as literary raw material. Drawing on Kafka's ... More


Modern Marriage: Three Visions

Christina Simmons

in Making Marriage Modern: Women's Sexuality from the Progressive Era to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195064117
eISBN:
9780199869565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064117.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Social History

Novelists as well as reformers in the interwar period depicted three competing versions of companionate marriage. The most widespread was “flapper marriage,” which modernized but did not really ... More


Chava Weissler: Voices of the Matriarchs: Listening to the Prayers of Early Modern Jewish Women

Norma Baumel Joseph

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14: Focusing on Jews in the Polish Borderlands

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774693
eISBN:
9781800340718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774693.003.0031
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Chava Weissler's book on the personal devotional prayers of early modern Jewish women, Voices of the Matriarchs. Blending previously published articles, new material, and ... More


Still the Master’s House?

Koritha Mitchell

in From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043321
eISBN:
9780252052200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043321.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines novels that revisit slavery: Kindred (1979) by Octavia Butler and Beloved (1987) by Toni Morrison. These texts exemplify black women’s attempts in the 1970s and 1980s to create ... More


Ruth

Melissa A. Jackson

in Comedy and Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible: A Subversive Collaboration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656776
eISBN:
9780191742170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656776.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

In ‘her’ book, Ruth is linked to Rachel, Leah, and Tamar, bringing Ruth into the assembly of matriarchs and tricksters. Sexuality is a significant component of Ruth's trickster‐ness. The ‘did they or ... More


Diary of a Mad Black (Wo)Man: Tyler Perry, Wounded Masculinity, and Post-Feminist, Post-Racial Melodrama

Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd

in Re-Imagining Black Women: A Critique of Post-Feminist and Post-Racial Melodrama in Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781479855858
eISBN:
9781479820139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479855858.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter 3 examines Tyler Perry’s classic Madea character in his breakout movie Diary of a Mad Black Woman. A dominant figure in black Hollywood, Perry’s success depends on the melodramatic story ... More


Bold Women of the Warlpiri Diaspora Who Went Too Far

Paul Burke

in People and Change in Indigenous Australia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824867966
eISBN:
9780824876920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867966.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter attempts to move beyond traditionalist notions of the Australian Aboriginal person. It accepts that personhood is porous and likely to change as general social conditions change. It ... More


Immobile Women? Ageing Women and Wartime Cinema

Claire Mortimer

in Spinsters, Widows and Chars: The Ageing Woman in British Film

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474452823
eISBN:
9781399509060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452823.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the role of the mature woman in British films of the Second World War. Familiar archetypes were reinforced for the sake of continuity yet the ageing woman was often accorded an ... More


Battleaxes and Chars: Working-Class Matriarchs

Claire Mortimer

in Spinsters, Widows and Chars: The Ageing Woman in British Film

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474452823
eISBN:
9781399509060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452823.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The working-class grotesque was a perennial figure in British cinema, informed by a tradition of the female grotesque and the unruly woman in popular culture. The middle-aged working-class woman was ... More


In(her)iting the Divine:(Consola)tions, Sacred (Convent)ions, and Mediations of the Spiritual In-between in Paradise

K. Zauditu-Selassie

in African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033280
eISBN:
9780813039060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033280.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines sacred conventions, consolations and mediations in Toni Morrison's novel Paradise. It suggests that Morrison structured this novel as the highlight of the negotiation of ... More


Margaret Fell, Mother of the New Jerusalem

Kristianna Polder

in New Critical Studies on Early Quaker Women, 1650-1800

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198814221
eISBN:
9780191851858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814221.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the radical matriarchal identity of Margaret Fell (1614–1702), an indispensable figure in early Quakerism who promoted, funded, defended, and monitored the growth of the ... More


Family and Community

Abby Day

in The Religious Lives of Older Laywomen: The Last Active Anglican Generation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198739586
eISBN:
9780191802546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739586.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

The main theme of this chapter is the tension that exists between the close church-based ‘family’ and external people, the outside ‘community’. The ‘family’ mirrors the nuclear family, with the ... More


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