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Victorian women writers, radical grandmothers, and the gendering of God

Author: Gail Turley Houston
Publisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©2013.
Series: Literature, religion, and postsecular studies.
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"If Victorian women writers yearned for authorial forebears, or, in Elizabeth Barrett Browning's words, for "grandmothers," there were, Gail Turley Houston argues, grandmothers who in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries envisioned powerful female divinities that would reconfigure society. Like many Victorian women writers, they experienced a sense of what Barrett Browning termed "mother-want"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Charlotte Brontë; Jameson, Mrs.; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Florence Nightingale; George Eliot; Charlotte Brontë; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; George Eliot; Jameson, Mrs.; Florence Nightingale
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Turley Houston
ISBN: 9780814212103 0814212107 9780814293126 0814293123
OCLC Number: 810039752
Description: xi, 181 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : antecedents of the Victorian "goddess story" --
"Gods of the old mythology arise" : Charlotte Brontë's vision of the "goddess story" --
Feminist reincarnations of the Madonna : Anna Jameson and ecclesiastical debates on the immaculate conception --
Invoking "all the godheads" : Elizabeth Barrett Browning's polytheistic aesthetic --
Eve, the female messiah, and the Virgin in Florence Nightingale's personal and public papers --
Ariadne and the Madonna : the hermeneutics of the goddess in George Eliot's Romola.
Series Title: Literature, religion, and postsecular studies.
Responsibility: Gail Turley Houston.

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"If Victorian women writers yearned for authorial forebears, or, in Elizabeth Barrett Browning's words, for "grandmothers," there were, Gail Turley Houston argues, grandmothers who in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries envisioned powerful female divinities that would reconfigure society. Like many Victorian women writers, they experienced a sense of what Barrett Browning termed "mother-want" inextricably connected to "mother-god-want." These millenarian and socialist feminist grandmothers believed the time had come for women to initiate the earthly paradise that patriarchal institutions had failed to establish. Recuperating a symbolic divine in the form of the Great Mother--a pagan Virgin Mary, a female messiah, and a titanic Eve--Joanna Southcott, Eliza Sharples, Frances Wright, and others set the stage for Victorian women writers to envision and impart emanations of puissant Christian and pagan goddesses, enabling them to acquire the authorial legitimacy patriarchal culture denied them. Though the Victorian authors studied by Houston--Barrett Browning, Charlotte Brontë, Florence Nightingale, Anna Jameson, and George Eliot--often masked progressive rhetoric, even in some cases seeming to reject these foremothers, their radical genealogy reappeared in mystic, metaphysical revisions of divinity that insisted that deity be understood, at least in part, as substantively female."--Publisher's description.

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