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304 Pages | 17 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719057595

Bookseller Code (06)


New woman strategies

Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, and Mona Caird

Ann Heilman

Published by Manchester University Press

  • New approach to Fin-de-siecle and New Woman criticism by focusing on discursive strategies and revisionist aesthetics of Grand, Schreiner and Mona
  • Pays close attention to the gaps, shifts, inconsistencies and performative acts which marks the ideological and textual self-positionings of each writer
  • Close textual and comparative analysis of a much greater range of works by Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner and Mona Caird than is the case with other studies in the field
  • Exploration of spirituality/spiritualism as a paradigm discourse for the writers' New Woman philosophy and poetics
  • It demonstrates how eash writer drew on, mimicked and feminised authoritative cultural and aesthetic discourses
  • French feminist theory is employed when analysing the writerly and performative acts of New Woman authors, bringing something new to existing criticism on the three authors

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