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Ageing women in literature and visual culture : reflections, refractions, reimaginings

Author: Cathy McGlynn; Margaret O'Neill; Michaela Schrage-Früh
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
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This timely collection engages with representations of women and ageing in literature and visual culture. Acknowledging that cultural conceptions of ageing are constructed and challenged across a variety of media and genres, the editors bring together experts in literature and visual culture to foster a dialogue across disciplines. Exploring the process of ageing in its cultural reflections, refractions and  Read more...
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Ageing women in literature and visual culture.
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
(OCoLC)991643085
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy McGlynn; Margaret O'Neill; Michaela Schrage-Früh
ISBN: 9783319636092 331963609X
OCLC Number: 1013595259
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Introduction; Cathy McGlynn, Margaret O'Neill & Michaela Schrage-Früh --
Part I: NARRATIVES OF AGEING.- 2. Making the Invisible Visible: The Presence of Older Women Artists in Early Modern Artistic Biography; Julia K. Dabbs.- 3. Losing One's Self: The Depiction of Female Dementia Sufferers in Iris (2001) and The Iron Lady (2011); Eva Adelseck.- 4. "Embarking, Not Dying": Clare Boylan's Beloved Stranger as Reifungsroman; Michaela Schrage-Früh.- 5. Intersection, Interoception and Interruption: The Age Performances of Peggy Shaw; Bridie Moore.- II: SOCIAL ROLES: MOTHERS, WIDOWS, SPINSTERS.- 6. Closing In: Spatial Restrictions for Ageing Mothers in Jane Austen; Amber Jones.- 7. "No One Noticed Her": Ageing Spinsters and Youth Culture in Sylvia Townsend Warner's Short Stories; Cathy McGlynn.- 8. Stories of Motherhood and Ageing in ABC's Television Programme Once Upon a Time; Katherine Whitehurst.- 9. "She Says She's Thirty-Five but She's Really Fifty-One": Rebranding the Middle-Aged Postfeminist Protagonist in Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones: Mad about The Boy; Lucinda Rasmussen --
Part III: THE BODY AND EMBODIMENT; 10. Older Women and Sexuality On-Screen: Euphemism and Evasion?; Susan Liddy.- 11. A Certain Truth in Fiction: Perceptions of the Ageing Process in Irish Women's Fiction; Theresa Wray.-12. Future and Present Imaginaries: The Politics of the Ageing Female Body in Lena Dunham's Girls (HB0, 2012 --
present); Ros Jennings and Hannah Grist.-13. The New Model Subject: 'Coolness' and the Turn to Older Women Models in Lifestyle and Fashion Advertising.- Deborah Jermyn and Anne Jerslev.- 14. Performances of Situated Knowledge in the Ageing Female Body; EL Putnam --
Part IV: CLASS, RACE AND AGENCY.- 15. "I Become Shameless as a Child": Childhood, Femininity and Older Age in J.M. Coetzee's Age of Iron; Antoinette Pretorius.-16. African American Humour and the Construction of a Mature Female Middle-Class Identity in Clarence Major's Such Was the Season; Saskia Marguerita Fürst.-17. "This is How Time Unfolds When You Are Old": Ageing, Subjectivity and Joseph O'Connor's Ghost Light; Margaret O'Neill.- 18. The Visibility of Women's Ageing and Agency in Suzanne Lacy's The Crystal Quilt (1987) and Silver Action (2013); Kate Antosik-Parsons. 19. Afterword; Germaine Greer.
Responsibility: Cathy McGlynn, Margaret O'Neill, Michaela Schrage-Früh, editors.

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