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Title Women in transit through literary liminal spaces / edited by Teresa Gómez Reus and Terry Gifford.
Imprint [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 197 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-192) and index.
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Subject Women in literature.
English literature -- History -- 19th century.
English literature -- History -- 20th century.
American literature -- History -- 19th century.
American literature -- History -- 20th century.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents PART I: NEW WOMEN, OLD PATTERNS -- 1. 'Nobody's child must sleep under Somebody's roof and why not yours?': Adventures of the Female Ego in Dickens, George Meredith's "The Egoist" and Wilkie Collins's "No Name"; Shannon Russell -- 2. 'Dangerous Domestic Secrets' on Trial in "The Law and the Lady" by Wilkie Collins; Janet Stobbs Wright -- 3. 'Running on lines': Women and the Railway in Victorian and early Modernist Culture; Anna Despotopoulou -- 4. Stepping Out: 'At Home' or 'From our Own Correspondent'? The Lady Writer or the Woman Journalist?; Valerie Fehlbaum -- PART II: THE CALL OF THE WILD -- 5. 'I write the truth as I see it:' Unsettling the Boundaries of Gender, Travel Writing and Ethnography in Isabella Bird's "Unbeaten Tracks in Japan"; Daniela Kato -- 6. Early Women Mountaineers Achieve Both Summits and Publication in Britain and America; Terry Gifford -- 7. Racing to the Front: Auto-mobility and Competing Narratives of Women in the First World War; Teresa Gomez Reus -- PART III: REDRAWING THE BOUNDARIES -- 8. 'Always Coming and Going': The In-Between Spaces of Elizabeth Bowen's Early Novels; Emma Short -- 9. Moving Back to 'Home' and 'Nation': Women Dramatists, 1938-1945; Rebecca D'Mont -- 10. Spatial Parody, Theatricalisation and Constructions of 'Self' in Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt" and Carson McCullers' "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe"; Frances Piper -- 11. 'Fritillary Fever': Cultivating the Self and Gardening the World in the Writing of Clara Coltman Vyvyan; Niamh Downing.
Summary This volume explores women's intricate negotiations for traversing space in Anglo-American literature, written by or about women between the Victorian era and the 1950s. Whereas previous studies have tended to focus on a single aspect of women's engagement with space, be it the urban setting, the domestic interior, or the natural world, this volume considers women's temporary occupation of an array of liminal spaces and its literary representations during the period of approximately one hundred years that permanently changed gender relations. It brings together careful and subtle readings of spaces that are neither strictly private nor incontestably public, and furnishes important evidence that being 'in transit' not only implies crossing, but often actually eradicating established boundaries: between the public and the private, between home and away, and between gender and genre codes.
Other Author Gómez Reus, Teresa, editor.
Gifford, Terry, editor.
Other Title Print version: Gómez Reus, Teresa. Women in Transit through Literary Liminal Spaces. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2013 9781137330468