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The feminine sublime : gender and excess in women's fiction, Barbara Claire Freeman

Label
The feminine sublime : gender and excess in women's fiction
Title
The feminine sublime
Title remainder
gender and excess in women's fiction
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Claire Freeman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Freeman reconsiders Longinus, Burke, Kant, Weiskel, Hertz, and Derrida and at the same time engages a wide range of women's fiction, including novels by Chopin, Morrison, Rhys, Shelley, and Wharton. Locating her project in the coincident rise of the novel and concept of the sublime in eighteenth-century European culture, Freeman allies the articulation of sublime experience with questions of agency, passion, and alterity in modern and contemporary women's fiction. She argues that the theoretical discourses that have seemed merely to explain the sublime also function to evaluate, domesticate, and ultimately exclude an otherness that, almost without exception, is gendered as feminine. Just as important, she explores the ways in which fiction by American and British women, mainly of the twentieth century, responds to and redefines what the tradition has called "the sublime."
  • The Feminine Sublime provides the first comprehensive feminist critique of the theory of the sublime. Barbara Claire Freeman argues that traditional theorizations of the sublime depend on unexamined assumptions about femininity and sexual difference, and that the sublime could not exist without misogynistic constructions of "the feminine." Taking this as her starting point, Freeman suggests that the "other sublime" that comes into view from this new perspective not only offers a crucial way to approach representations of excess in women's fiction but allows us to envision other modes of writing the sublime
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freeman, Barbara Claire
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.W6
LC item number
F67 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Feminist fiction
  • Authorship
  • Sublime, The, in literature
  • Femininity in literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Aesthetics, Modern
  • Roman américain
  • Roman anglais
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Féminité dans la littérature
  • Sublime dans la littérature
  • Art d'écrire
  • Féminisme et littérature
  • Rôle selon le sexe dans la littérature
  • Esthétique
  • Écrits de femmes américains
  • Écrits de femmes anglais
  • Fictie
  • Vrouwelijke auteurs
  • Vrouwelijkheid
  • Sekseverschillen
  • Het sublieme
  • Literatur
  • Aesthetics, Modern
  • American fiction
  • Authorship
  • English fiction
  • Femininity in literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Feminist fiction
  • Sex role in literature
  • Sublime, The, in literature
  • Women and literature
  • English-speaking countries
Label
The feminine sublime : gender and excess in women's fiction, Barbara Claire Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 feminine sublime
  • The awakening : waking up at the end of the line
  • "Sublime speculations" : Edmund Burke, Lily Bart, and the ethics of risk
  • Strange bedfellows : Kant, Shelley, Rhys, and the misogynist sublime
  • Love's labor : Kant, Isis, and Toni Morrison's sublime
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 202 pages
Isbn
9780520208889
Lccn
94027508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30811556
  • (OCoLC)ocm30811556
Label
The feminine sublime : gender and excess in women's fiction, Barbara Claire Freeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 feminine sublime
  • The awakening : waking up at the end of the line
  • "Sublime speculations" : Edmund Burke, Lily Bart, and the ethics of risk
  • Strange bedfellows : Kant, Shelley, Rhys, and the misogynist sublime
  • Love's labor : Kant, Isis, and Toni Morrison's sublime
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 202 pages
Isbn
9780520208889
Lccn
94027508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30811556
  • (OCoLC)ocm30811556

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