The Resource The belle gone bad : white Southern women writers and the dark seductress, Betina Entzminger

The belle gone bad : white Southern women writers and the dark seductress, Betina Entzminger

Label
The belle gone bad : white Southern women writers and the dark seductress
Title
The belle gone bad
Title remainder
white Southern women writers and the dark seductress
Statement of responsibility
Betina Entzminger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: When Scarlett O'Hara fluttered her dark lashes, did she threaten only the gentleman in her parlor or the very culture that produced her? Examining the 3bad belle4 as a recurring character, The Belle Gone Bad finds that white southern women writers from the antebellum period to the present have used treacherous belles to subtly indict their culture from within. Combining the southern ideal of ladyhood with the sexual power of the dark seductress, the bad belle is the perfect figure with which to critique a culture that effectively enslaved both its white and black women. Betina Entzminger traces the development of the bad belle from nineteenth-century domestic novelist E.D.E.N. Southworth to contemporary novelist Kaye Gibbons. Coy and alluring like the traditional southern belle, the bad belle is also manipulative and knowing. By making the patriarch vulnerable to women who outwardly conform to the limiting conventions of womanhood but inwardly break all the rules, these writers challenged a society that stereotyped black women as promiscuous and forced white women onto pedestals while committing heinous acts in their name. The Belle Gone Bad shows that even writers who have been critically dismissed as too domestic or conservative to be innovative did challenge southern institutions and conceptions about race, class, and gender. What unites the dangerous belles created by several generations of women writing in the South, old and new, is their liberating potential
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Entzminger, Betina
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS261
LC item number
.E58 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Man-woman relationships in literature
  • Femmes fatales in literature
  • Seduction in literature
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Femmes fatales in literature
  • Literature
  • Man-woman relationships in literature
  • Seduction in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Erotik
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • USA
  • Weiße
  • Schwarze
Label
The belle gone bad : white Southern women writers and the dark seductress, Betina Entzminger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Southern lady's dark double -- The beautiful serpent; or, not quite Eden -- E.D.E.N. Southworth -- Caroline Lee Hentz -- Augusta Jane Evans -- Women with moveable ways: the bad belle as survivor -- Ellen Glasgow -- Evelyn Scott -- Margaret Mitchell -- Caroline Gordon -- To call myself an artist: destroying the bad belle -- Eudora Welty -- Elizabeth Spencer -- Lee Smith -- Kaye Gibbons -- Conclusion: for whom the belle told
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 201 pages
Isbn
9780807127858
Lccn
2001007589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48516981
  • (OCoLC)ocm48516981
Label
The belle gone bad : white Southern women writers and the dark seductress, Betina Entzminger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Southern lady's dark double -- The beautiful serpent; or, not quite Eden -- E.D.E.N. Southworth -- Caroline Lee Hentz -- Augusta Jane Evans -- Women with moveable ways: the bad belle as survivor -- Ellen Glasgow -- Evelyn Scott -- Margaret Mitchell -- Caroline Gordon -- To call myself an artist: destroying the bad belle -- Eudora Welty -- Elizabeth Spencer -- Lee Smith -- Kaye Gibbons -- Conclusion: for whom the belle told
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 201 pages
Isbn
9780807127858
Lccn
2001007589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48516981
  • (OCoLC)ocm48516981

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