Summary Book Review Frances Burney and the Female Bildungsroman by Mascha Gemmeke:
Download or read book Frances Burney and the Female Bildungsroman written by Mascha Gemmeke and published by Peter Lang Publishing. This book was released on 2004-01 with total page 359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Frances Burney's last novel The Wanderer: or, Female Difficulties (1814) is a fascinating study of late-eighteenth-century English society. But is it a good novel, too? For years and years, critics have denied the book's literary merit. Read as a Bildungsroman, however, the novel's many puzzling complexities, seeming irregularities, and frequent didactic &la" asides suddenly fall into place. Far from being Burney's least important work, The Wanderer is an intricate portrait of what it meant to be a humanist, a refugee, and a woman at the time of the French Revolution.
Summary Book Review Frances Burney and the Female Bildungsroman by Mascha Gemmeke:
Download or read book Frances Burney and the Female Bildungsroman written by Mascha Gemmeke and published by Peter Lang Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 2004 with total page 359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Frances Burney's last novel The Wanderer: or, Female Difficulties (1814) is a fascinating study of late-eighteenth-century English society. But is it a good novel, too? For years and years, critics have denied the book's literary merit. Read as a Bildungsroman, however, the novel's many puzzling complexities, seeming irregularities, and frequent didactic «asides» suddenly fall into place. Far from being Burney's least important work, The Wanderer is an intricate portrait of what it meant to be a humanist, a refugee, and a woman at the time of the French Revolution.
Summary Book Review The Routledge Companion to Romantic Women Writers by Ann R. Hawkins:
Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Romantic Women Writers written by Ann R. Hawkins and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-12-30 with total page 609 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Companion to Romantic Women Writers overviews critical reception for Romantic women writers from their earliest periodical reviews through the most current scholarship and directs users to avenues of future research. It is divided into two parts.The first section offers topical discussions on the status of provincial poets, on women’s engagement in children’s literature, the relation of women writers to their religious backgrounds, the historical backgrounds to women’s orientalism, and their engagement in debates on slavery and abolition.The second part surveys the life and careers of individual women – some 47 in all with sections for biography, biographical resources, works, modern editions, archival holdings, critical reception, and avenues for further research. The final sections of each essay offer further guidance for researchers, including “Signatures” under which the author published, and a “List of Works” accompanied, whenever possible, with contemporary prices and publishing formats. To facilitate research, a robust “Works Cited” includes all texts mentioned or quoted in the essay.
Summary Book Review Women Constructing Men by Sarah S. G. Frantz:
Download or read book Women Constructing Men written by Sarah S. G. Frantz and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2010-01-15 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Female novelists have always invested as much narrative energy in constructing their male characters as in envisioning their female. The collected articles in demonstrate that the topic of female-authored masculinities not only allows scholars to re-discover almost every novel written by a woman, but also triggers reflections on a host of theoretical questions of gender and genre.
Summary Book Review Painting the Novel by Jakub Lipski:
Download or read book Painting the Novel written by Jakub Lipski and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-12-22 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Painting the Novel: Pictorial Discourse in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction focuses on the interrelationship between eighteenth-century theories of the novel and the art of painting – a subject which has not yet been undertaken in a book-length study. This volume argues that throughout the century novelists from Daniel Defoe to Ann Radcliffe referred to the visual arts, recalling specific names or artworks, but also artistic styles and conventions, in an attempt to define the generic constitution of their fictions. In this, the novelists took part in the discussion of the sister arts, not only by pointing to the affinities between them but also, more importantly, by recognising their potential to inform one another; in other words, they expressed a conviction that the theory of a new genre can be successfully rendered through meta-pictorial analogies. By tracing the uses of painting in eighteenth-century novelistic discourse, this book sheds new light on the history of the so-called "rise of the novel".
Summary Book Review Reflections on Sentiment by Alessa Johns:
Download or read book Reflections on Sentiment written by Alessa Johns and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-12-16 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As scholarly interest has turned to emotion and affect, Reflections on Sentiment offers examples of Enlightenment feeling both challenging and promoting the period’s touted reason and realism. Essays explore the complex relation of thought and sentiment in discourses from moral treatises and religious debates to interrogations of gender and family relations, from fictional tests of boundaries between human and non-human species to innovations in the forms of poetry, the novel, and the literary marketplace itself.
Summary Book Review Ageing, Gender, and Illness in Anglophone Literature by Heike Hartung:
Download or read book Ageing, Gender, and Illness in Anglophone Literature written by Heike Hartung and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-12-07 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study establishes age as a category of literary history, delineating age in its interaction with gender and narrative genre. Based on the historical premise that the view of ageing as a burden emerges as a specific narrative in the late eighteenth century, the study highlights how the changing experience of ageing is shaped by that of gender. By reading the Bildungsroman as a 'coming of age' novel, the book asks how the telling of a life in time affects individual age narratives. Bringing together the different perspectives of age and disability studies, the book argues that illness is already an important issue in the Bildungsroman's narratives of ageing. This theoretical stance provides new interpretations of canonical novels, visiting authors such as Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Samuel Beckett, and Jonathan Franzen. Drawing on the link between age and illness in the Bildungsroman's age narratives, the genre of 'dementia narrative' is presented as one of the directions which the Bildungsroman takes after its classical period. Applying these theoretical perspectives to canonical novels of the nineteenth century and to the new genre of 'dementia narrative', the volume also provides new insights into literary and genre history. This book introduces a new theoretical approach to cultural age studies and offers a comprehensive analysis of the connection between narratology, literary theory, gender and age studies.
Summary Book Review Ethical Concepts and their Realisation in Fanny Burney's Evelina by Katja Kremendahl:
Download or read book Ethical Concepts and their Realisation in Fanny Burney's Evelina written by Katja Kremendahl and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2006-12-07 with total page 30 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine" (Anglistisches Institut IV), course: Female Initiation from the 18th century to the Present, 29 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Literary works can hardly ever be separated from the ethical concepts of the time. This is even more the case for the 18thcentury novel, which as a genre appeared at the beginning of that century.1The social-historic and economic changes, the consequently following rise of the middle class and radical alteration of the patronage system can be held responsible for the prevailing conditions of a more realistic approach to prose works. While Clive T. Probyn calls the time after the epoch of the “big four” the “novelistic vacuum”4Joyce Tompkins even goes so far as to say that whereas the quantity of the output rose the quality decreased. But although many critics make disparaging remarks about the authors of the period between the fathers of the novel and the generation of Austen, Scott and others - to neglect the last quarter of the 18thcentury and its writers would be a terrible mistake. There were writers, called the “transitional novelists” by Lilian D. and Edward Bloom whose main goals were to imitate their idols, to mix the existing types of novels and integrate other (also foreign) influences. These authors included among others Fanny Burney and Maria Edgeworth, who were and are recognised for not only imitating but also for having invented a new type. Generally speaking the authors of 18thcentury novels knew that they, more than merely entertaining their readership, had to invent heroes and heroines who were supposed to offer an ethical and moral pattern.9In this paper, after having established a common ground of the fundamental concepts of the 18thcentury, these aspects will be examined in Fanny Burney’s Evelina. First of all it has to be shown what kind of process of education the heroine goes through and why. But equally important it will be in which way the novel masters its didactic task towards educating the 18thcentury reader. In the following these two features will be discussed with the help of references to Fanny Burney’s life as well as examples from the novel itself.
Summary Book Review The Excursion by Frances Brooke:
Download or read book The Excursion written by Frances Brooke and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2021-11-21 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Frances Brooke (1724-1789), journalist, translator, playwright, novelist, and even co-manager of a theater, was described as "perhaps the first female novel-writer who attained a perfect purity and polish of style." Today, Brooke is known primarily for The History of Emily Montague, one of the earliest novels about Canada, where she lived for a number of years. But it is her third novel, The Excursion, that is an important example of the fashionable and popular English novels of the late 1770s. Written for the very audience it portrays, this novel introduces the heroine, Maria Villiers, to London's "gentle" society and its glittering pastimes. Brooke drew upon the English courtship novel in the tradition of Eliza Haywood, Henry Fielding, and Frances Burney for her novel's overarching plot structure. But instead of concentrating on Maria's romantic adventures, she experiments with unusual treatments of subplots and unconventional characters. The most interesting aspect of her story is the development of Maria's ambition to win fame and fortune as a writer; it is one of the few portraits of a woman with literary ambitions by an early woman writer. Brooke's wry narrative voice foreshadows that of Jane Austen. The editors' introduction places The Excursion firmly in the tradition of the English novel, provides a fresh biography of Brooke, and brings together the most important eighteenth- and twentieth-century criticism of Brooke's work. The second volume in the series Eighteenth-Century Novels by Women, The Excursion contributes to our understanding of the development of the novel and offers a lively view of women's position in eighteenth-century English society.
Summary Book Review Music in the Georgian Novel by Pierre Dubois:
Download or read book Music in the Georgian Novel written by Pierre Dubois and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-08-13 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Music was an essential aspect of life in eighteenth-century Britain and plays a crucial role in the literary strategies of Georgian novels. This book is the first to investigate the literary representation of music in these works and explores the structural, dramatic and metaphorical roles of music in novels by authors ranging from Richardson to Austen. Pierre Dubois explores the meaning of 'musical scenes' by framing them within contemporary cultural issues, such as the critique of Italian opera or the theoretical shift from mimesis to the alleged autonomy and mystery of music. Focusing upon both eighteenth-century theories of music, and the way specific musical instruments were perceived in the collective imagination, Dubois suggests new interpretative perspectives for a whole range of novels of the Georgian era. This book will be of interest to a wide readership interested not only in literature, but also in music and cultural history at large.
Summary Book Review Girlhood in British Coming-of-Age Novels by Soňa Šnircová:
Download or read book Girlhood in British Coming-of-Age Novels written by Soňa Šnircová and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2018-01-23 with total page 118 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book discusses a selection of coming-of-age narratives that offer a revisiting of the classic Bildungsroman heroine – the young white middle-class woman – and present her developments in postwar and postmillennial British literature. In terms of theoretical approaches, the study draws on works by the feminist critics whose incorporation of gender into the studies of the Bildungsroman resulted in the delineation of the female version of the genre, the female Bildungsroman and its specific twentieth-century variation, the feminist Bildungsroman. The selected coming-of-age novels present further transformations of the female Bildungsroman. The classic heroine of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Bildung narratives reappears in twentieth-century novels as a modern girl who experiences a significant rise of feminist consciousness. In more recent works, she becomes a postfeminist girl who questions “victim feminism” and tests the potential of “girl power” to subvert the patriarchal tradition. Relating the postfeminist developments of the girl heroine to the influence of contemporary media culture, the book explores whether these literary representations of girlhood incorporate antifeminist backlash messages. It will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of literary and girls’ studies, particularly those who want to see new trends and issues in young adult fiction in the context of a literary tradition.
Summary Book Review Coming of Age in Films by Mario Garrett:
Download or read book Coming of Age in Films written by Mario Garrett and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2019-02-14 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of films is the story of human development. From the very first story that defined the birth of our civilization—the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, a story of immortality, aging and death—comes a tale of why we age. We are a species of storytellers. The stories we tell to each other define who we are. However, since we are living in a world marked by age apartheid, our interaction with people across different generations is becoming more limited. As a result, the information we gain about older people comes mostly from secondary sources. For the general public, films remain the most accessible form of information regarding getting older. From the early exposure of cartoons to more elaborate dramas, our knowledge of what it means to become old relies on our exposure to films. This volume provides insight into how accurate these representations are in line with current knowledge that we have about aging and older adults. Arguing that films present a simplified view of aging, this analysis relies on scientific evidence to explore why and how such stereotypes affect us. Stereotypes have the ability of being internalized and becoming prescriptive of our behavior. Numerous studies have attempted different ways of understanding the impact films have on aging. Theories as seemingly disparate as feminism and disability have contributed to our understanding of how stereotypes influence our aging process. This text builds upon this knowledge and provides new insights by applying current gerontological knowledge—the science of aging—to unpack and analyze the images of aging that films are providing. By readdressing this focus on gerontological theories—as diverse as biology and psychology—the book readdresses an overlooked approach.
Summary Book Review The House of Fiction as the House of Life by Francesca Saggini:
Download or read book The House of Fiction as the House of Life written by Francesca Saggini and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2020-05-15 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent years, the interest in the house has grown irresistibly, to the point that in many ways houses seem to be situated at the very core of the creative, artistic and cultural domains of contemporaneity. Their presence sprawls across the media, from magazines to TV programmes, and across the globe, possibly because as repositories of the human, houses have a long-standing and profound connection not only with men and women but, at a deeper level, with the ways of representing man’s world, across its declinations of gender, class, and race. Houses – the perennial, ubiquitous and silent background to our daily lives – could many “a tale unfold”: the tales of their inhabitants and/in their relationships with others, of the times they lived in, of their configurations of the world, as well as the visions (and nightmares) of the artists who created them. This collection offers a comprehensive and transdisciplinary look at the paper houses of English Literature in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Among the configurations addressed, the authors investigate the domestic spatialization of authority, gendered houses, narratives of household construction and deconstruction, exotic mansions, fin-de-siècle habitats, haunted edifices, and houses in detective and Gothic fiction.
Summary Book Review Backstage in the Novel by Francesca Saggini:
Download or read book Backstage in the Novel written by Francesca Saggini and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Saggini traces the unique interplay between fiction and theatre in the eighteenth century through an examination of the work of the English novelist, diarist, and playwright Frances Burney" -- Dust jacket.
Author :Julia Hoydis Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2019-09-23 ISBN 10 :9783110615418 Pages :674 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (541 users download)
Summary Book Review Risk and the English Novel by Julia Hoydis:
Download or read book Risk and the English Novel written by Julia Hoydis and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2019-09-23 with total page 674 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taking the cue from the currency of risk in popular and interdisciplinary academic discourse, this book explores the development of the English novel in relation to the emergence and institutionalization of risk, from its origins in probability theory in the late seventeenth century to the global ‘risk society’ in the twenty-first century. Focussing on 29 novels from Defoe to McEwan, this book argues for the contemporaneity of the rise of risk and the novel and suggests that there is much to gain from reading the risk society from a diachronic, literary-cultural perspective. Tracing changes and continuities, the fictional case studies reveal the human preoccupation with safety and control of the future. They show the struggle with uncertainties and the construction of individual or collective ‘logics’ of risk, which oscillate between rational calculation and emotion, helplessness and denial, and an enabling or destructive sense of adventure and danger. Advancing the study of risk in fiction beyond the confinement to dystopian disaster narratives, this book shows how topical notions, such as chance and probability, uncertainty and responsibility, fears of decline and transgression, all cluster around risk.
Summary Book Review Smile of Discontent by Eileen Gillooly:
Download or read book Smile of Discontent written by Eileen Gillooly and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1999-06 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Like sex, Eileen Gillooly argues, humor has long been viewed as a repressed feature of nineteenth-century femininity. However, in the works of writers such as Jane Austen, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, and Henry James, Gillooly finds an understated, wryly amusing perspective that differs subtly but significantly in rhetoric, affect, and politics from traditional forms of comic expression. Gillooly shows how such humor became, for mostly female writers at the time, an unobtrusive and prudent means of expressing discontent with a culture that was ideologically committed to restricting female agency and identity. If the aggression and emotional distance of irony and satire mark them as "masculine," then for Gillooly, the passivity, indirection, and sympathy of the humor she discusses render it "feminine." She goes on to disclose how the humorous tactics employed by writers from Burney to Wharton persist in the work of Barbara Pym, Anita Brookner, and Penelope Fitzgerald. The book won the Barbara Perkins and George Perkins Award given by the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature.
Summary Book Review Appearing to Diminish by Lorna Ellis:
Download or read book Appearing to Diminish written by Lorna Ellis and published by Bucknell University Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Through analyses of The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless, The Female Quixote, Evelina, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, and Jane Eyre, this genre study explores the ways in which the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British female Bildungsroman fuses female power and autonomy with a conservative reintegration with society."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved