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Peril and Protection in British Courtship Novels

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Geri Giebel Chavisreceived an M.A. and Ph.D. from Syracuse University with specialties in British Romanticism, the Victorian Perio... Weiterlesen
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Geri Giebel Chavisreceived an M.A. and Ph.D. from Syracuse University with specialties in British Romanticism, the Victorian Period, and American Literature from 1840-1920. Her dissertation focuses on dreams as motif in John Keats' poems and letters. Dr. Chavis currently is a Professor Emerita at St. Catherine University in St. Paul. She has received numerous teaching and achievement awards and has published many articles, book chapters, and three books, the most recent entitled Poetry and Story Therapy: The Healing Power of Poetic Expression. Dr. Chavis is also a certified poetry therapist and licensed psychologist with a masters in counseling psychology.

Peril and Protection in British Courtship Novels: A Study in Continuity and Change explores the use and context of danger/safety language in British courtship novels published between 1719 and 1920. The term "courtship novel" encompasses works focusing on both female and male protagonists' journeys toward marriage, as well as those reflecting the intertwined nature of comic courtship and tragic seduction scenarios. Through careful tracking of peril and protection terms and imagery within the works of widely-read, influential authors, Professor Chavis provides a fresh view of the complex ways that the British novel has both maintained the status quo and embodied cultural change. Lucid discussions of each novel, arranged in chronological order, shed new light on major characters' preoccupations, values, internal struggles, and inter-actional styles and demonstrate the ways in which gender ideology and social norms governing male-female relationships were not only perpetuated but also challenged and satirized during the course of the British novel's development. Blending close textual analysis with historical/cultural and feminist criticism, this multi-faceted study invites readers to look with both a microscopic lens at the nuances of figurative and literal language and a telescopic lens at the ways in which modifications to views of masculinity and femininity and interactions within the courtship arena inform the novel genre's evolution.

Introduction: Danger, Protection, and Gender Ideology in Courtship Novels Establishing the Traditional Courtship Novel in the Eighteenth Century: Haywood, Richardson, & Burney Intensifying Tradition: Gothic Courtship Novels of Walpole and Radcliffe Enriching and Mocking Tradition: Ironic Variations in Austen's Courtship Novels Flawed Heroes and Rescuing Heroines: Victorian Challenges and Adherence to Tradition Combatants, Soul Mates, and Risky Ventures: Modernist Deconstructions ofCourtship Novel Danger in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Reflections on Continuity, Change, and Contemporary Trends in Courtship Fiction


Titel: Peril and Protection in British Courtship Novels
Untertitel: A Study in Continuity and Change
EAN: 9780367508999
ISBN: 978-0-367-50899-9
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 242
Gewicht: g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm
Jahr: 2020