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Utopian negotiation : Aphra Behn & Margaret Cavendish, Oddvar Holmesland

Label
Utopian negotiation : Aphra Behn & Margaret Cavendish
Title
Utopian negotiation
Title remainder
Aphra Behn & Margaret Cavendish
Statement of responsibility
Oddvar Holmesland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Aphra Behn (1640-1689) and Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673) were two of the boldest women authors of seventeenthcentury England. They made gestures toward a utopian future involving female emancipation and gender agreement, but depicted a world too complex for simple answers. In the first book-length exploration of the two authors together, Holmesland reevaluates the nature of utopianism in the writings of both, considering a wide range of their literary output. Both writers try to avoid fixed positions, exploring areas in between, seeking mediating solutions through "utopian negotiation." Requiring more equal gender relations, for instance, they challenge patriarchalism; however, while seeking to redefine the heroic code of honor, idealizing gentleness in men, they call for a femininity with heroic resources. Aspiring to such ideals of male-female mutuality, both authors extend this thinking to their view of the body politic. Capacious in scope, this book illuminates the work of two ground-breaking writers, and in doing so, gives them a much deserved, wider audience."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
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Holmesland, Oddvar
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3317.Z5
LC item number
H65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Behn, Aphra
  • Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish
  • Behn, Aphra
  • Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish of
  • Behn, Aphra
  • Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • England
Label
Utopian negotiation : Aphra Behn & Margaret Cavendish, Oddvar Holmesland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Negotiating Utopia -- Bell in Campo and The Female Academy (1662) -- Female Wit in the "Theatre of Warr" -- The Blazing World (1666) : "Nature tends to Unity" -- The Convent of Pleasure (1668) -- Cross-gendering Negotiation -- Transitions -- A Voyage to the Isle of Love (1684) and Lycidus (1688) -- A "Truce" with "Unhappy Eyes" -- "The Golden Age" (1684) : Feminized Reciprocity as Social Model -- The Emperor of the Moon (1687) -- Common Sense, Natural Vision, and Tempered Utopianism -- Oroonoko (1688) : The Crisis of Ideologies in Restoration England -- The Widow Ranter (1689) and The Rover (1677) -- Honor in the New World -- Conclusion
Control code
813949520
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
ix, 347 pages
Isbn
9780815633129
Lccn
2013003950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)813949520
Label
Utopian negotiation : Aphra Behn & Margaret Cavendish, Oddvar Holmesland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Negotiating Utopia -- Bell in Campo and The Female Academy (1662) -- Female Wit in the "Theatre of Warr" -- The Blazing World (1666) : "Nature tends to Unity" -- The Convent of Pleasure (1668) -- Cross-gendering Negotiation -- Transitions -- A Voyage to the Isle of Love (1684) and Lycidus (1688) -- A "Truce" with "Unhappy Eyes" -- "The Golden Age" (1684) : Feminized Reciprocity as Social Model -- The Emperor of the Moon (1687) -- Common Sense, Natural Vision, and Tempered Utopianism -- Oroonoko (1688) : The Crisis of Ideologies in Restoration England -- The Widow Ranter (1689) and The Rover (1677) -- Honor in the New World -- Conclusion
Control code
813949520
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
ix, 347 pages
Isbn
9780815633129
Lccn
2013003950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)813949520

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