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Bawdy talk: The politics of women's public speech in nineteenth-century American literature and culture
Throughout the pages of nineteenth-century American fiction men remain fascinated by the sound of women's speech. Literary depictions of men's intense interest in women's pleasing and distinct utterance occur with a frequency ...
Poet in a hard hat: Stevie Smith and gender construction
Stevie Smith's work not only prefigures a key debate in contemporary feminism between essentialists and social constructionists, but also the more current debates that have developed as the constructionist position continues ...
Absence to presence: The life history of Sylvia [Bataille] Lacan (France)
Sylvia (Bataille) Lacan (1908-1993) was a french film actress who was married to the philosopher Georges Bataille and to the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. Despite this fact, she is virtually absent from the critical accounts ...
Constellations of desire: The Double and the Other in the works of Dante Gabriel and Christina Georgina Rossetti
Theoreticians of the problem of the other have overlooked a crucial distinction between two competing modes of alterity: The Other, a classic strategy of metaphorical, externalized singularity, and The Double, a modern ...
Aesthetic detail in the works of Nella Larsen
In the novellas Quicksand and Passing, Nella Larsen uses the often maligned detail to explore issues of gender, race, and sexuality. Female body parts, women's clothing, and skin color are particularly reiterated and ...
Hearts divided: The marriage and family of Elizabeth and William Wirt, 1802-1834
This joint biography of Elizabeth Gamble Wirt (1784-1857) and William Wirt (1772-1834) tells the story of a middle-class couple in the upper South from 1802 to 1834. The Wirts were members of the emerging urban professional ...