The Resource What Katy read : feminist re-readings of "classic" stories for girls, Shirley Foster and Judy Simons

What Katy read : feminist re-readings of "classic" stories for girls, Shirley Foster and Judy Simons

Label
What Katy read : feminist re-readings of "classic" stories for girls
Title
What Katy read
Title remainder
feminist re-readings of "classic" stories for girls
Statement of responsibility
Shirley Foster and Judy Simons
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Written by women for children, girls' fiction has been doubly marginalized by the critical establishment, yet it remains a crucial element in most girls' formative literary experience. In their original and provocative analysis of texts written between 1850 and 1920 - including Little Women, What Katy Did, The Secret Garden, Anne of Green Gables, The Daisy Chain, The Railway Children, The Madcap of the School, and The Wide, Wide World - Foster and Simons examine what makes a classic and how such texts construct role models which both reflect and subvert contemporary ideologies of childhood
  • By applying twentieth-century feminist theory to this body of literature, What Katy Read uncovers a challenging and exciting new dimension to a previously ignored area. Through close readings of these eight North American and British novels, which have had a powerful impact on the development of literature for girls, Foster and Simons consider genres from the domestic myth to the school story, analyze the transgressive figure of the tomboy, and discuss ways in which superficially conventional texts implicitly undermine patterns of patriarchy. Their stimulating and innovative study will be essential reading for students of women's writing and children's literature alike
Dewey number
823.009/92827
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.G57
LC item number
F67 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
What Katy read : feminist re-readings of "classic" stories for girls, Shirley Foster and Judy Simons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Susan Warner: The Wide, Wide World -- 3. Charlotte Yonge: The Daisy Chain -- 4. Louisa May Alcott: Little Women -- 5. Susan Coolidge: What Katy Did -- 6. E. Nesbit: The Railway Children -- 7. L.M. Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables -- 8. Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden -- 9. Angela Brazil: The Madcap of the School
Control code
000011758409
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
223 p.
Isbn
9780877454939
Lccn
94061440
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.b1690106x
System control number
  • rmr6999906
  • (OCoLC)32593151

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