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The Single Woman, Modernity, and Literary Culture
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: Emma Sterry
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-22 - Publisher: Springer

This book situates the single woman within the evolving landscape of modernity, examining how she negotiated rural and urban worlds, explored domestic and bohemian roles, and traversed public and private spheres. In the modern era, the single woman was both celebrated and derided for refusing to conform to societal expectations
The Haunted House in Women’s Ghost Stories
Language: en
Pages: 307
Authors: Emma Liggins
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-30 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book explores Victorian and modernist haunted houses in female-authored ghost stories as representations of the architectural uncanny. It reconsiders the gendering of the supernatural in terms of unease, denial, disorientation, confinement and claustrophobia within domestic space. Drawing on spatial theory by Gaston Bachelard, Henri Lefebvre and Elizabeth Grosz, it
Dorothy L. Sayers
Language: en
Pages: 231
Authors: Eric Sandberg
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-04 - Publisher: McFarland

Dorothy L. Sayers was one of the "Queens of Crime." Alongside writers like Agatha Christie, she perfected the whodunnit, but also used the genre to explore social, ethical, and emotional matters. Her characters, particularly Lord Peter Wimsey and his investigative partner Harriet Vane, struggle with the complexities of life and
Performing Women and Modern Literary Culture in Latin America
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Vicky Unruh
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-06-03 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

Women have always been the muses who inspire the creativity of men, but how do women become the creators of art themselves? This was the challenge faced by Latin American women who aspired to write in the 1920s and 1930s. Though women's roles were opening up during this time, women
Adolescent Girlhood and Literary Culture at the Fin de Siècle
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Beth Rodgers
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-06 - Publisher: Springer

This book examines the construction of adolescent girlhood across a range of genres in the closing decades of the nineteenth century. It argues that there was a preoccupation with defining, characterising and naming adolescent girlhood at the fin de siècle. These ‘daughters of today’, ‘juvenile spinsters’ and ‘modern girls’, as