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Keyser, Elizabeth Lennox 1942-

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Works: 27 works in 74 publications in 1 language and 1,982 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Fiction  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PR990, 820.9928203
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Publications about Elizabeth Lennox Keyser
Publications by Elizabeth Lennox Keyser
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Lennox Keyser
Whispers in the dark : the fiction of Louisa May Alcott by Elizabeth Lennox Keyser( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
For decades readers accepted Louisa May Alcott's sentimental portrayal of the domestic world of women and children as evidence of her wholehearted support of the conservative ideologies of Victorian America. The women's movement of the 1970s sparked a reexamination of Alcott's writings, revealing a more radical vein but failing to establish the extent to which this impulse was realized. In an effort to clarify Alcott's intent, Elizabeth Keyser examines representative works: the sensation stories "A Whisper in the Dark," "A Marble Woman," and "Behind a Mask"; the children's classics Little Women, Little Men, and Jo's Boys; and the novels for adults Moods, Work, and Diana and Persis. Keyser discerns in all three genres self-portraits or metafictions that convey what it meant to be a Victorian woman writer. Alcott's wealth of allusion to other writers, such as Charlotte Bronte, Margaret Fuller, and, especially, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and of recurring motifs such as textiles, texts, and theatricals reveals her consistent subversion of conventional values for women. Keyser shows that beneath the mildly progressive feminism of her domestic and children's fiction lurks the more radical feminism of the Gothic thrillers. In some works Alcott symbolically conveys her vision of a feminist future in which men and women fulfill their androgynous potential and live in a harmonious state of equality. But in her most sustained critique of gender relations, the Little Women trilogy, Alcott betrays grave misgivings about the possibility of such a future
Little women : a family romance by Elizabeth Lennox Keyser( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 531 libraries worldwide
Louisa May Alcott's Little Women belongs both to the family story genre of children's literature and the domestic or sentimental novel genre of the 19th century. This study considers the book not only as a family story but as a family romance, a romanticized interpretation of Alcott's own family life
The portable Louisa May Alcott by Louisa May Alcott( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
"The Portable Louisa May Alcott samples the entire spectrum of Alcott's writings: her novels, novellas, children's stories, sensationalist fiction, gothic tales, memoirs, letters, and journals. Presenting her more daring works, such as Moods and Behind a Mask, alongside the more familiar heroines, and including a selection of personal writing, this singular collection shows the relationship not only between Little Women and Alcott's family life but also between Little Women and the sensation fiction - and how this apparent dichotomy illuminates who Alcott was."--Jacket
Crosscurrents of children's literature : an anthology of texts and criticism ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 libraries worldwide
This volume combines a wide variety of primary texts with critical readings, examines the texts within the context of critical debates, explores the ways in which children's literature combines instruction and entertainment, oral and written traditions, words and pictures, fantasy and realism, classics and adaptations, and perspectives on childhood and adult life. It spans a wide range of literary periods, genres, and cultural traditions, and examines how these overlapping forms and genres, diverse influences, and evolving values and attitudes towards children and childhood have shaped the body of literature written for young adults and children.[Source inconnue]
Annual of the Modern Language Association Division on children's literature and the Children's Literature Association ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
The Cambridge guide to children's books in English ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
"The Cambridge Guide to Childrens' Books in English is an alphabetised reference work providing a critical and appreciative overview of children's books written in English across the world."--Jacket
Children's literature ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Children's literature by Modern Language Association( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Special issue on cross-writing child and adult
Annual of the Modern Language Association Division on Children's Literature of the Children's Literature Association ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Domesticity versus identity: a review of Alcott research by Elizabeth Lennox Keyser( Article )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Beschouwing n.a.v. recente publicaties over het werk van Louise Alcott, met name over de rol van de vrouw in haar werk
Children's literature : volume 28: annual of the Modern Language Association Division on Children's Literature and the Children's Literature Association by Modern Language Association( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
George Meredith's egoists: the search for a larger self by Elizabeth Lennox Keyser( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
'The most beautiful things in all the world'? : families in 'Little women' by Elizabeth Lennox Keyser( Article )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Children's literature : volume 27: annual of the Modern Languages Association Division on Children's Literature and the Children's Literature Association by Modern Language Association( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Contains an index for volumes 1-25 compiled by Pamela K. Harer
"Things change, Jo" : reflections on twenty years in children's literature (The 2003 Francelia Butler Lecture) by Elizabeth Lennox Keyser( Article )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Tekst van de Francelia Butler lecture 2003, gehouden op de Children's Literature Association conferentie in El Paso, over de operabewerking van 'Little women' door Mark Adamo, de een-acter 'On the edges of calm' van Margaret Shelton Meier en de piano-solo van Charles Ives 'The Alcotts'
 
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Keyser, Elizabeth L. 1942-
Keyser, Elizabeth Lennox
Lennox Keyser, Elizabeth 1942-
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English (66)
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