Autor: Sarah R. Wakefield
ISBN-13: 9780820463407
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 176
Gewicht: 491 g
Format: 279x156x20 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Folklore in British Literature

80, Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature
Naming and Narrating in Women's Fiction, 1750-1880
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Folklore provides a metaphor for insecurity in British women's writing published between 1750 and 1880. When characters feel uneasy about separations between races, classes, or sexes, they speak of mermaids and «Cinderella» to make threatening women unreal and thus harmless. Because supernatural creatures change constantly, a name or story from folklore merely reinforces fears about empire, labor, and desire. To illustrate these fascinating rhetorical strategies, this book explores works by Sarah Fielding, Ann Radcliffe, Sydney Owenson, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Anne Thackeray, and Jean Ingelow, pushing our understanding of allusions to folktales, fairy tales, and myths beyond «happily ever after.»
Autor: Sarah R. Wakefield
The Author: Sarah R. Wakefield received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin. She is Assistant Professor of English at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. Her published articles cover diverse fields, including fan culture, children's literature, and composition theory.

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Autor: Sarah R. Wakefield
ISBN-13 :: 9780820463407
ISBN: 082046340X
Erscheinungsjahr: 06.01.2006
Verlag: Lang, Peter
Gewicht: 491g
Seiten: 176
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 279x156x20 mm, 5 ill.