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The Resource Outside the pale : cultural exclusion, gender difference, and the Victorian woman writer, Elsie B. Michie

Outside the pale : cultural exclusion, gender difference, and the Victorian woman writer, Elsie B. Michie

Label
Outside the pale : cultural exclusion, gender difference, and the Victorian woman writer
Title
Outside the pale
Title remainder
cultural exclusion, gender difference, and the Victorian woman writer
Statement of responsibility
Elsie B. Michie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In his 1850 article "Prostitution," W.R. Greg asserts that nineteenth-century society conceived of prostitutes as "far more out of the pale of humanity than negroes on a slave plantation or fellahs in a Pasha's dungeon." Elsie B. Michie here provides insightful readings of novels by Mary Shelley, Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Eliot, writers who confronted definitions of femininity which denied them full participation in literary culture. Exploring a series of abhorrent images - Frankenstein's monster, a simianized caricature of the Irish, the menstruating woman alluded to in debates on access to higher education, and the fallen woman - Michie traces the links between the Victorian definition of femininity and other forms of cultural exclusion such as race and class distinctions." "Michie considers a range of fiction written in the period 1818-1870, paying particular attention to changes in the construction of gender which coincided with changing attitudes toward colonial and class relations. Drawing on the work of such theorists as Teresa de Lauretis, Catherine Gallagher, Mary Poovey, Gayatri Spivak, and Homi Bhabha, she maps out connections between two excluded territories, one defined by gender and the other by class, race, and economics. Michie transforms our understanding of familiar novels including Wuthering Heights and Middlemarch in which the two themes are articulated together, as she illuminates political, economic, and social issues connected to models of difference." "Literary theorists, feminist scholars, Victorianists, and others interested in cultural studies and the history of the novel will welcome this perceptive and engaging book."--Jacket
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Michie, Elsie B.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Reading women writing
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Women and literature
  • English literature
  • Authors, English
  • Women authors, English
  • Authorship
  • Écrivaines anglaises
  • Écrits de femmes anglais
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Art d'écrire
  • Authors, English
  • Authorship
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women authors, English
  • Great Britain
  • Vrouwelijke auteurs
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Label
Outside the pale : cultural exclusion, gender difference, and the Victorian woman writer, Elsie B. Michie
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Matters That Appertain to the Imagination": Accounting for Production in Frankenstein -- "The Yahoo, Not the Demon": Heathcliff, Rochester, and the Simianization of the Irish -- "My Story as My Own Property": Gaskell, Dickens, and the Rhetoric of Prostitution -- "Those That Will Not Work": Prostitutes, Property, Gaskell, and Dickens -- "High Art and Science Always Require the Whole Man": Culture and Menstruation in Middlemarch
Control code
ocn622276990
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (190 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501724510
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dw7nj
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)622276990
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Outside the pale : cultural exclusion, gender difference, and the Victorian woman writer, Elsie B. Michie
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Matters That Appertain to the Imagination": Accounting for Production in Frankenstein -- "The Yahoo, Not the Demon": Heathcliff, Rochester, and the Simianization of the Irish -- "My Story as My Own Property": Gaskell, Dickens, and the Rhetoric of Prostitution -- "Those That Will Not Work": Prostitutes, Property, Gaskell, and Dickens -- "High Art and Science Always Require the Whole Man": Culture and Menstruation in Middlemarch
Control code
ocn622276990
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (190 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501724510
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dw7nj
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)622276990
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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