By Beth Rodgers
This ebook examines the development of adolescent girlhood throughout various genres within the remaining a long time of the 19th century. It argues that there has been a preoccupation with defining, characterising and naming adolescent girlhood on the fin de siècle. those ‘daughters of today’, ‘juvenile spinsters’ and ‘modern girls’, because the press variously termed them, occupying a borderland among youth and womanhood, have been visible to be inextricably hooked up to overdue nineteenth-century modernity: they have been the goods of adjustments happening in schooling and employment and of the problem to conventional conceptions of femininity awarded by way of the girl query. the writer argues that the transferring nature of the fashionable adolescent woman made her a malleable cultural determine, and a gathering aspect for lots of of the wide-spread debates linked to fin-de-siècle society. by means of juxtaposing varied fabric, from children’s books and women’ magazines to New lady novels and mental experiences, the writer contextualises adolescent girlhood as a unique yet advanced cultural type on the finish of the 19th century.
Read Online or Download Adolescent Girlhood and Literary Culture at the Fin de Siècle: Daughters of Today PDF
Similar literary theory books
In Decolonizing Cultures within the Pacific, Susan Y. Najita proposes that the aggravating heritage of touch and colonization has develop into a vital skill during which indigenous peoples of Oceania are reclaiming their cultures, languages, methods of understanding, and political independence. particularly, she examines how modern writers from Hawai‘i, Samoa, and Aotearoa/New Zealand take into accout, re-tell, and install this violent heritage of their paintings.
This research explores the cultural and political effect of Victorian tourists' descriptions of actual and verbal violence in Africa. shuttle narratives offer a wealthy access into the transferring meanings of colonialism, as formal imperialism changed casual keep watch over within the 19th century. supplying a wide-ranging method of trip literature's importance in Victorian existence, this booklet good points research of actual and verbal violence in significant exploration narratives in addition to lesser-known volumes and newspaper debts of expeditions.
A much-needed consultant to the phrases and types utilized in the semiotic process. during the last few a long time, semiotics has more and more received in reputation and but, to many, the very time period is still an enigma. yet, before, there hasn't ever been a dictionary that easily expresses the phrases and versions. The Dictionary of Semiotics' entries are in accordance with the idea developed by means of the Paris tuition of semiotics based through A.
A vintage survey of structuralist literary feedback mixed with a survey approximately how English and American feedback could gain advantage from its classes. content material: booklet hide; name; Contents; PREFACE TO THE ROUTLEDGE CLASSICS version; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; The Linguistic beginning; the improvement of a mode: Examples; Jakobson's Poetic Analyses; Greimas and Structural Semantics; Linguistic Metaphors in feedback; Literary Competence; conference and Naturalization; Poetics of the Lyric; Poetics of the unconventional; 'Beyond' Structuralism: Tel Quel; end: Structuralism and the features of Literature; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; summary: A vintage survey of structuralist literary feedback mixed with a survey approximately how English and American feedback may benefit from its classes
- A World of Fragile Things: Psychoanalysis and the Art of Living (Psychoanalysis and Culture)
- Tragically Speaking: On the Use and Abuse of Theory for Life (Symploke Studies in Contemporary Theory)
- Roland Barthes
- The Power of Tolkien’s Prose: Middle-Earth’s Magical Style
- The Difficulty in Translating Modern Arabic Literature for the Western World: Reconsidering the Work of Translation from a Semiotic Perspective
- Fiction in the Age of Photography: The Legacy of British Realism
Extra resources for Adolescent Girlhood and Literary Culture at the Fin de Siècle: Daughters of Today
69 But in addition to these practical points, I am particularly interested in the ways that girlhood is constructed as a middle-class phenomenon, even when magazines ostensibly consider the working-class girl. This idealization of middle-class girlhood causes fractures and tensions to appear within both magazines and fictional depictions of girlhood. 70 This transition, from class being central to the meaning of the word ‘girl’ to playing a much lesser role, which takes place over the decades considered here, is perhaps a key reason for the complexity of class discussions in many of the texts.
What to do with all those ‘juvenile spinsters’ or those schoolgirls who will defer marriage and motherhood for a time to become college girls? In recent years, there has been a publishing trend for books that purport to imitate old instructional handbooks and magazines from the nineteenth century to the 1950s, such as The Great Big Glorious Book for Girls (2007) and Aunt Epp’s Guide for Life: From Chastity to Copper Kettles, Musings of a Victorian Lady (2009). The ways in which such books are marketed as nostalgic gifts, designed to remind us of ‘a simpler era’, reveal a great deal about the assumptions that continue to be made about such publications, but which are not necessarily new.
190. Dan Phaër, ‘Types of Artist: The Victorian Idealist’, Rhythm 2 (1912): 22. 29. 63. 294–6. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. CHAPTER 2 Classifying Girlhood, Creating Heroines: Aspiration, Community and Competition in the Girl’s Own Paper and the Girl’s Realm In the ranks of the middle-class girls the most varied types are to be found. There is the daughter of the millionaire, preparing herself to lead the brilliant, many-sided life of the wealthy, and there, too, is the wage-earning girl beginning in her teens the struggle with life.
Adolescent Girlhood and Literary Culture at the Fin de Siècle: Daughters of Today by Beth Rodgers