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Women and Literary Celebrity in the Nineteenth Century : The Transatlantic Production of Fame and Gender

By: Weber, Brenda.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Ashgate Series in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies: Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012Description: 1 online resource (274 p.).ISBN: 9781409400745.Subject(s): American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Authorship -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Authorship -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century | English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Fame -- History -- 19th century | Sex role -- History -- 19th century | Women authors -- Biography -- History and criticism | Women authors in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women and Literary Celebrity in the Nineteenth Century : The Transatlantic Production of Fame and GenderDDC classification: 820.9/928709034 | 820.9928709034 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Reconstructing Charlotte; 3 "Great genius breaks all bonds"; 4 Correcting the Record, Creating a New One; 5 The Text as Child; Conclusion; Afterword; Works Cited; Index
Summary: Focusing on representations of women''s literary celebrity in nineteenth-century nonfiction and fiction, Weber examines the transatlantic cultural politics of gender, sex and the body. Looking at discursive patterns and texts by authors like Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, Fanny Fern, Margaret Oliphant and Eliza Potter that feature successful woman writers, Weber argues that discursive representations of the legitimately famous woman used celebrity as a tactic for altering perceptions about femininity and female identity.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Reconstructing Charlotte; 3 "Great genius breaks all bonds"; 4 Correcting the Record, Creating a New One; 5 The Text as Child; Conclusion; Afterword; Works Cited; Index

Focusing on representations of women''s literary celebrity in nineteenth-century nonfiction and fiction, Weber examines the transatlantic cultural politics of gender, sex and the body. Looking at discursive patterns and texts by authors like Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, Fanny Fern, Margaret Oliphant and Eliza Potter that feature successful woman writers, Weber argues that discursive representations of the legitimately famous woman used celebrity as a tactic for altering perceptions about femininity and female identity.

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