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The Resource Feminine subjects in masculine fiction : modernity, will and desire, 1870-1910, Meredith Miller, Senior Lecturer in English, Falmouth University, UK

Feminine subjects in masculine fiction : modernity, will and desire, 1870-1910, Meredith Miller, Senior Lecturer in English, Falmouth University, UK

Label
Feminine subjects in masculine fiction : modernity, will and desire, 1870-1910
Title
Feminine subjects in masculine fiction
Title remainder
modernity, will and desire, 1870-1910
Statement of responsibility
Meredith Miller, Senior Lecturer in English, Falmouth University, UK
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the proliferation of troubled, unstable, and unreadable female figures in English novels written by men between 1870 and 1910. This period saw the birth of literary modernism, the advent of psychoanalysis and the first wave of feminism. The faculty of will and the experience of desire structure a troubled relationship to modernity during this period. The tension between them is located in the feminine subject of popular fiction. Chapters focus on the work of Wilkie Collins, Anthony Trollope, George Gissing, Henry James, E.M. Forster and finally and briefly, James Joyce. These male novelists were far more engaged in the project of imagining a new feminine agency than their counterparts during feminism's second wave. This monograph focuses on the tension in their work between woman as aesthetic object of the novel and woman as troubling subject of a new modern consciousness. These inscrutable female characters were the ground on which fiction staged its move from the popular into high art. -- from back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
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1965-
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Miller, Meredith
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.W6
LC item number
M46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Women in literature
  • Femininity in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • English fiction
Label
Feminine subjects in masculine fiction : modernity, will and desire, 1870-1910, Meredith Miller, Senior Lecturer in English, Falmouth University, UK
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wilkie Collins and narrative containment -- Anthony Trollope: gender, law and the psychological -- Density, will and desire: Henry James, aesthetics and the subjective turn -- Emily's will: George Gissing, wage labour and aesthetic desire -- Sexuality and national containment: E. M. Forster -- Aim, object and fictional strategy: Freud and case study narrative -- Coda: The burial of "The dead"
Control code
ocn858442277
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 220 pages
Isbn
9780230355187
Lccn
2013014642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858442277
Label
Feminine subjects in masculine fiction : modernity, will and desire, 1870-1910, Meredith Miller, Senior Lecturer in English, Falmouth University, UK
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wilkie Collins and narrative containment -- Anthony Trollope: gender, law and the psychological -- Density, will and desire: Henry James, aesthetics and the subjective turn -- Emily's will: George Gissing, wage labour and aesthetic desire -- Sexuality and national containment: E. M. Forster -- Aim, object and fictional strategy: Freud and case study narrative -- Coda: The burial of "The dead"
Control code
ocn858442277
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 220 pages
Isbn
9780230355187
Lccn
2013014642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858442277

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