Representing Femininity

Representing Femininity : Middle-Class Subjectivity in Victorian and Edwardian Women's Autobiographies

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This book analyzes the relationship between women's experience and the social institutions and cultural forms in which that experience is publicly represented. Challenging the assumption that middle-class women were confined solely to domesticity, Corbett examines the rhetorical strategies of self-representation by women who participated in public life. She discusses autobiographies by religious women writers, secular writers, Victorian actresses, and suffragettes, engaging some of the central issues in feminist criticism and politics while opening to view a broad range of self-representation that has been unduly slighted in feminist historical, cultural, and literary analysis.show more

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  • Hardback
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 566.99g
  • OXFORD UNIV PR
  • English
  • 0195068580
  • 9780195068580