At Home in the World

Women Writers and Public Life, from Austen to the Present


Author: Maria DiBattista,Deborah Epstein Nord

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400884772

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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A bold new literary history that says women's writing is defined less by domestic concerns than by an engagement with public life In a bold and sweeping reevaluation of the past two centuries of women's writing, At Home in the World argues that this body of work has been defined less by domestic concerns than by an active engagement with the most pressing issues of public life: from class and religious divisions, slavery, warfare, and labor unrest to democracy, tyranny, globalism, and the clash of cultures. In this new literary history, Maria DiBattista and Deborah Epstein Nord contend that even the most seemingly traditional works by British, American, and other English-language women writers redefine the domestic sphere in ways that incorporate the concerns of public life, allowing characters and authors alike to forge new, emancipatory narratives. The book explores works by a wide range of writers, including canonical figures such as Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Harriet Jacobs, Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, and Toni Morrison; neglected or marginalized writers like Mary Antin, Tess Slesinger, and Martha Gellhorn; and recent and contemporary figures, including Nadine Gordimer, Anita Desai, Edwidge Danticat, and Jhumpa Lahiri. DiBattista and Nord show how these writers dramatize tensions between home and the wider world through recurrent themes of sailing forth, escape, exploration, dissent, and emigration. Throughout, the book uncovers the undervalued public concerns of women writers who ventured into ever-wider geographical, cultural, and political territories, forging new definitions of what it means to create a home in the world. The result is an enlightening reinterpretation of women's writing from the early nineteenth century to the present day.

The Most Influential Female Writers


Author: Anne Cunningham

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508179743

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 5573

Women writers have historically been marginalized. This timely book offers an introduction to influential women writers spanning the globe and time periods with entries from antiquity to the present. The book addresses how history, race, class, and other social categories complicate any single defining category of the woman writer. Presenting a spectrum of diverse women writers and situating them within cultural and critical contexts, readers will understand what defines a successful woman writer, as well as a critical or subversive one.

Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf


Author: Gerri Kimber

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474439683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 1150

Addresses postfeminist media culture's emphasis on socioeconomic privilege

Die Musik der verlorenen Kinder



Author: Mary Morris

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841211429

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1768

Die Musik war ihre einzige Liebe – bis sie einander fanden. Amerika, um 1920: Fasziniert von der neuen Musik, die ganz Chicago erobert, widersetzt sich Benny Lehrman dem Willen seines Vaters und kämpft darum, Pianist werden zu dürfen. Im Nachtclub der Familie der jungen Pearl findet er Zuflucht, Freundschaft – und erlebt seine erste Liebe. Doch schon bald steht er vor der Wahl zwischen der Musik und denen, die ihm nahestehen. Das dramatische Schicksal zweier Familien in den Roaring Twenties – so mitreißend wie eine Nacht voller Musik. „Eine schillernde Geschichte voller Poesie und Feuer.“ New York Times.

The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: England

Page: N.A

View: 9490

The Literary Gazette

A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts


Author: William Jerdan,William Ring Workman,Frederick Arnold,John Morley,Charles Wycliffe Goodwin

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 1834

A Companion to the English Novel


Author: Stephen Arata,Madigan Hayley,J. Paul Hunter,Jennifer Wicke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405194456

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

View: 6829

"Explores the history, evolution, genres, and narrative elements of the English novel, while chronicling its development from the early 18th century to the present day"--

The Listener


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Radio addresses, debates, etc

Page: N.A

View: 7636

Writing to the World

Letters and the Origins of Modern Print Genres


Author: Rachael Scarborough King

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421425483

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

View: 5532

Ultimately, Writing to the World is a sophisticated look at the intersection of print and the public sphere.

War at a Distance

Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime


Author: Mary A. Favret

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400831555

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 2618

What does it mean to live during wartime away from the battle zone? What is it like for citizens to go about daily routines while their country sends soldiers to kill and be killed across the globe? Timely and thought-provoking, War at a Distance considers how those left on the home front register wars and wartime in their everyday lives, particularly when military conflict remains removed from immediate perception, available only through media forms. Looking back over two centuries, Mary Favret locates the origins of modern wartime in the Napoleonic era and describes how global military operations affected the British populace, as the nation's army and navy waged battles far from home for decades. She reveals that the literature and art produced in Britain during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries obsessively cultivated means for feeling as much as understanding such wars, and established forms still relevant today. Favret examines wartime literature and art as varied as meditations on the Iliad, the history of meteorology, landscape painting in India, and popular poetry in newspapers and periodicals; she locates the embedded sense of war and dislocation in works ranging from Austen, Coleridge, and Wordsworth to Woolf, Stevens, and Sebald; and she contemplates how literature provides the public with methods for responding to violent calamities happening elsewhere. Bringing to light Romanticism's legacy in reflections on modern warfare, this book shows that war's absent presence affects home in deep and irrevocable ways.

The Consumption of Culture, 1600-1800

Image, Object, Text


Author: Ann Bermingham,John Brewer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415159975

Category: History

Page: 548

View: 3815

Culture does not become 'culture' until it is consumed. This is the radical new interpretation of early modern social history presented in The Consumption of Culture 1600-1800. Leading specialists from North America and Europe explore topics such as the formation of a culture consuming public, the development of a literary canon, the role of consumption in the formation of the modern state, elite and popular forms of cultural consumption and the place of women as consumers of culture. The result is an important and rich new approach to the study of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.