The Cambridge companion to Victorian women's writing
|Format:||Print Book 2015|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women's Writing brings together chapters by leading scholars to provide innovative and comprehensive coverage of Victorian women writers' careers and literary achievements. While incorporating the scholarly insights of modern feminist criticism, it also reflects new approaches to women authors that have emerged with the rise of book history; periodical studies; performance studies; postcolonial studies; and scholarship on authorship, readership, and publishing. It traces the Victorian woman writer's career - from making her debut to working with publishers and editors to achieving literary fame - and challenges previous thinking about genres in which women contributed with success. Chapters on poetry, including a discussion of poetry in colonial and imperial contexts, reveal women's engagements with each other and male writers. Discussions on drama, life writing, reviewing, history, travel writing, and children's literature uncover the remarkable achievement of women in fields relatively unknown.
ContentsIntroduction. Victorian women's writing and modern literary criticism / Linda H. Peterson
Making a debut / Alexis Easley
Becoming a professional writer / Joanne Shattock
Working with publishers / Linda H. Peterson
Assuming the role of editor / Beth Palmer
Achieving fame and canonicity / Alison Chapman
Poetry / Linda K. Hughes
Silver-fork, industrial, and Gothic fiction / Ella Dzelzainis
The realist novel / Deirdre d'Albertis
Sensation and New Woman fiction / Lyn Pykett
Drama and theater / Katherine Newey
Life-writing / Carol Hanberry Mackay
Travel writing / Tamara S. Wagner
Colonial and imperial writing / Mary Ellis Gibson and Jason R. Rudy
History writing / Deborah A. Logan
Periodical writing / Margaret Beetham
Reviewing / Joanne Wilkes
Children's writing / Claudia Nelson.
|Series||Cambridge companions to literature.|
-- Women authors
-- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Publishers and publishing -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
|Publisher|| Cambridge, United Kingdom :2015
|Other Titles|| Victorian women's writing
Peterson, Linda H.,
xxi, 294 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.