New woman fiction : women writing first- wave feminism


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New woman fiction : women writing first- wave feminism

Ann Heilmann

Macmillan Press , St. Martin's Press, 2000

  • : uk
  • : us

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Includes bibliographical references and index

Description and Table of Contents


The New Woman was the symbol of the shifting categories of gender and sexuality and epitomised the spirit of the fin de siecle . This informative monograph offers an interdisciplinary approach to the growing field of New Woman studies by exploring the relationship between first-wave feminist literature, the nineteenth-century women's movement and female consumer culture. The book expertly places the debate about femininity, feminism and fiction in its cultural and socio-historical context, examining New Woman fiction as a genre whose emerging theoretical discourse prefigured concepts central to second-wave feminist theory.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Abbreviations Regen(d)eration Contesting/Consuming Femininities Keynotes and Discords Marriage and Its Discontents The Crisis of Gender and Sexuality The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman Departures

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    • 0333794168
    • 0312236271
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  • Place of Publication
    London,New York
  • Pages/Volumes
    xviii, 221 p.
  • Size
    23 cm
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