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Curious subjects : women and the trials of realism

Auteur: Hilary Margo Schor
Uitgever: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
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"While nineteenth-century literary scholars have long been interested in women's agency in the context of their legal status as objects, Curious Subjects makes the striking and original argument that what we find at the intersection between women subjects (who choose and enter into contracts) and women objects (owned and defined by fathers, husbands, and the law) is curiosity. Women protagonists in the novel are
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Schor, Hilary Margo.
Curious subjects.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012034350
(OCoLC)802324839
Genre: Document, Internetbron
Soort document: Internetbron, Computerbestand
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Hilary Margo Schor
ISBN: 0199980551 9780199980550
OCLC-nummer: 847126689
Beschrijving: 1 online resource (ix, 271 p.)
Inhoud: Introduction: The Curious Princess, the Novel and the Law --
Part One. Forming the Novel: 1. The Making of the Curious Heroine: Enlightenment, Contract and the Novel; 2. Reading for the Test, Trying the Heroine: The Curiosity Defense; 3. Alice and the Curious Room --
Part Two. Crossing the Threshold: 4. Was She Guilty or Not?: The Curious Heroine meets the wicked novelist; 5. Bleak House and The Curious Secrets: "Who Copied That"; 6. The Bluebeard of the Classroom: Bad Marriages, General Laws, and the Daughter's Curiosity; 7. George Eliot and the Curious Bride: Ghosts in the Daylight --
Conclusion: The Clockwork Princess, or, Justice for the Dolls.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Hilary M. Schor.
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