The Resource Vessels of meaning : women's bodies, gender norms, and class bias from Richardson to Lawrence, Laura Fasick

Vessels of meaning : women's bodies, gender norms, and class bias from Richardson to Lawrence, Laura Fasick

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Vessels of meaning : women's bodies, gender norms, and class bias from Richardson to Lawrence
Title
Vessels of meaning
Title remainder
women's bodies, gender norms, and class bias from Richardson to Lawrence
Statement of responsibility
Laura Fasick
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Tracing the progression of images of women's bodies through nearly two centuries of literature, Fasick analyzes selected novels from Samuel Richardson to D.H. Lawrence to construct a historical overview of class and gender relations as reflected and refracted in the pages of the English novel. Though recent discussion and women's roles in literature and culture has centered on women's sexuality as the defining factor in the female character, Fasick focuses instead on ways that writers have depicted women as possessing nurturing qualities that distinguish them from men. Rigid adherence to this idealization of femininity constructs a standard difficult for women to achieve. Held to the ideal, Fasick asserts, women appear grossly culpable rather than simply human
  • Fasick begins with an analysis of Samuel Richardson's novels that examines three linked themes: sensibility, maternity, and anorexia. She continues with a discussion of Frances Burney's treatment of the expressive female body. She then analyzes novels by Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackeray, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Charlotte Bronte in light of Victorian attitudes toward women and food and toward female invalidism. In conclusion, she returns to Richardson, pairing his novel Pamela with Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover for an examination of cross-class romance and the resulting implications for class and gender. Throughout, references to conduct books and periodical literature of the time provide contexts that illuminate the primary texts. Fasick's insights will interest students of the novel, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century fiction, women's studies and gender studies, and class relations in literature
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fasick, Laura
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.W6
LC item number
F37 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Roman anglais
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Classes sociales dans la littérature
  • Corps humain dans la littérature
  • Rôle selon le sexe dans la littérature
  • Körper <Motiv>
  • Soziale Klasse <Motiv>
  • Roman
  • Frau <Motiv>
  • English fiction
  • Human body in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Englisch
  • Great Britain
Label
Vessels of meaning : women's bodies, gender norms, and class bias from Richardson to Lawrence, Laura Fasick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-223) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 231 pages
Isbn
9780875802213
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96043943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35638782
  • (OCoLC)ocm35638782
Label
Vessels of meaning : women's bodies, gender norms, and class bias from Richardson to Lawrence, Laura Fasick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-223) 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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 231 pages
Isbn
9780875802213
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96043943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35638782
  • (OCoLC)ocm35638782

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