Ordinary Masochisms : Agency and Desire in Victorian and Modernist Fiction. (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Ordinary Masochisms : Agency and Desire in Victorian and Modernist Fiction.

Author: Jennifer Mitchell
Publisher: University Press of Florida 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Revealing how literary works from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries frequently challenged the prevailing view of masochism as a deviant behavior, Jennifer Mitchell shows that characters in these texts achieve self-definition and empowerment by pursuing and performing pain, defying heteronormative and patriarchal gender dynamics"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Mitchell
ISBN: 9780813066677 0813066670
OCLC Number: 1244276982
Description: 226 p.
Contents: Introduction A Tale of Two Terms --
Mythologizing Masochisms --
Villette's Erotic Experimentation --
A Drama in Muslin's Queer Mysticism --
Interlude. Murderous Masochism in The Torture Garden --
The Rainbow's Generational Masochisms --
Quartet's Modernist Muddles --
Conclusion Murderous Masochism in The Comfort of Strangers --
Afterword: Reading Masochisms

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"Revealing how literary works from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries frequently challenged the prevailing view of masochism as a deviant behavior, Jennifer Mitchell shows that characters in these texts achieve self-definition and empowerment by pursuing and performing pain, defying heteronormative and patriarchal gender dynamics"--

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