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The Resource Conrad's sensational heroines : gender and representation in the late fiction of Joseph Conrad, Ellen Burton Harrington

Conrad's sensational heroines : gender and representation in the late fiction of Joseph Conrad, Ellen Burton Harrington

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Conrad's sensational heroines : gender and representation in the late fiction of Joseph Conrad
Title
Conrad's sensational heroines
Title remainder
gender and representation in the late fiction of Joseph Conrad
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Burton Harrington
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume considers Joseph Conrad's use of multiple genres, including allusions to sensation fiction, pornography, anthropology, and Darwinian science, to respond to Victorian representations of gender in layered and contradictory representations of his own. In his stories and later novels, the familiar writer of sea stories centered on men moves to consider the plight of women and the challenges of renegotiating gender roles in the context of the early twentieth century. Conrad's rich and conflicted consideration of subjectivity and alienation extends to some of his women characters, and his complex use of genre allows him both to prompt and to subvert readers' expectations of popular forms, which typically offer recognizable formulas for gender roles. He frames his critique through familiar sensationalized typologies of women that are demonstrated in his fiction: the violent mother, the murderess, the female suicide, the fallen woman, the adulteress, and the traumatic victim. Considering these figures through the roles and the taxonomies that they simultaneously embody and disrupt, this study exposes internalized patriarchal expectations that Conrad presents as both illegitimate and inescapable
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Harrington, Ellen Burton,
Dewey number
  • 823/.8
  • 823/.912
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Women in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
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Conrad's sensational heroines : gender and representation in the late fiction of Joseph Conrad, Ellen Burton Harrington
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Conrad's sensational women -- The passionate mother and the contest for authority: "The Idiots" and "Amy Foster" -- Pornography and representations of women: The Secret Agent and Victory -- The Victorian woman suicide: "The Idiots," The Secret Agent, and Chance -- The fallen woman and sexuality as "Their Own Weapon": Victory, "Because of the Dollars," and The Arrow of Gold -- The adulteress and the confines of marriage: "The Return" and The Rescue -- The embowered woman as enchanting commodity: "Smile of Fortune" and The Rover -- Conclusion: a woman alone
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on1009320972
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 174 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319632971
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SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1009320972
Label
Conrad's sensational heroines : gender and representation in the late fiction of Joseph Conrad, Ellen Burton Harrington
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Conrad's sensational women -- The passionate mother and the contest for authority: "The Idiots" and "Amy Foster" -- Pornography and representations of women: The Secret Agent and Victory -- The Victorian woman suicide: "The Idiots," The Secret Agent, and Chance -- The fallen woman and sexuality as "Their Own Weapon": Victory, "Because of the Dollars," and The Arrow of Gold -- The adulteress and the confines of marriage: "The Return" and The Rescue -- The embowered woman as enchanting commodity: "Smile of Fortune" and The Rover -- Conclusion: a woman alone
Control code
on1009320972
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 174 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319632971
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1009320972

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