The Resource Style, gender, and fantasy in nineteenth-century American women's writing, Dorri Beam

Style, gender, and fantasy in nineteenth-century American women's writing, Dorri Beam

Label
Style, gender, and fantasy in nineteenth-century American women's writing
Title
Style, gender, and fantasy in nineteenth-century American women's writing
Statement of responsibility
Dorri Beam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Dorri Beam presents an important contribution to nineteenth-century fiction by examining how and why a florid and sensuous style came to be adopted by so many authors. Discussing a diverse range of authors, including Margaret Fuller and Pauline Hopkins, Beam traces this style through a variety of literary endeavors and reconstructs the political rationale behind the writers' commitments to this form of prose. Beam provides both close readings of a number of familiar and unfamiliar works and an overarching account of the importance of this form of writing, suggesting new ways of looking at how gender determines literary style. Style, Gender, and Fantasy in Nineteenth Century American Women's Writing redefines our understanding of women's relation to aesthetics and their contribution to both American literary romanticism and feminist reform. This illuminating account provides valuable new insights for scholars of American literature and women's writing"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
813/.3099287
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.W6
LC item number
B43 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
160
Label
Style, gender, and fantasy in nineteenth-century American women's writing, Dorri Beam
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Highly wrought style -- 1. Florid fantasies: Fuller, Stephens and the 'other' language of flowers -- 2. Sensing the soul: mesmerism, feminism, and highly wrought writing -- 3. Harriet Prescott Spofford's philosophy of composition -- 4. Pauline Hopkins' Baroque Folds: the styled form of Winona -- 5. Coda: the value of ornament: Gilman and Wharton
Control code
ocn662453086
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 260 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521769686
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b24806067
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)662453086
  • cbo0511780052

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