Victorian Women Writers and the Other Germany

1 The specific cultural exchange in this study involves Victorian women writers' encounters with what I term, with the help of Vernon Lee, 'the other Germany'. All the women whose writings I examine were privileged in access to income ...

Author: Linda Hughes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009080774

Category: Literary Criticism

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Shedding new light on the alternative, emancipatory Germany discovered and written about by progressive women writers during the long nineteenth century, this illuminating study uncovers a country that offered a degree of freedom and intellectual agency unheard of in England. Opening with the striking account of Anna Jameson and her friendship with Ottilie von Goethe, Linda K. Hughes shows how cultural differences spurred ten writers' advocacy of progressive ideas and provided fresh materials for publishing careers. Alongside well-known writers – Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, Michael Field, Elizabeth von Arnim, and Vernon Lee – this study sheds light on the lesser-known writers Mary and Anna Mary Howitt, Jessie Fothergill, and the important Anglo-Jewish lesbian writer Amy Levy. Armed with their knowledge of the German language, each of these women championed an extraordinarily productive openness to cultural exchange and, by approaching Germany through a female lens, imported an alternative, 'other' Germany into English letters.

Victorian Women Writers and the Other Germany

Opening with the striking account of Anna Jameson and her friendship with Ottilie von Goethe, Linda K. Hughes shows how cultural differences spurred ten writers' advocacy of progressive ideas and provided fresh materials for publishing ...

Author: Linda K. Hughes

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ISBN: 1009069322

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

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"Shedding new light on the alternative, emancipatory Germany discovered and written about by progressive women writers during the long nineteenth century, this illuminating study uncovers a country that offered a degree of freedom and intellectual agency unheard of in England. Opening with the striking account of Anna Jameson and her friendship with Ottilie von Goethe, Linda K. Hughes shows how cultural differences spurred ten writers' advocacy of progressive ideas and provided fresh materials for publishing careers. Alongside well-known writers -- Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, Michael Field, Elizabeth von Arnim, and Vernon Lee -- this study sheds light on the lesser-known writers Mary and Anna Mary Howitt, Jessie Fothergill, and the important Anglo-Jewish lesbian writer Amy Levy. Armed with their knowledge of the German language, each of these women championed an extraordinarily productive openness to cultural exchange and, by approaching Germany through a female lens, imported an alternative, 'other' Germany into English letters"--

Victorian Women and the Economies of Travel Translation and Culture 1830 1870

'The Different Faces of Slavery. German-Speaking Women Authors of the 19th Century Discuss Race, Gender, and Culture'. Schatzkammer der Deutschen Sprache, Dichtung und Geschichte 23 (1997): 31–48. Ferris, Ina.

Author: Judith Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317002055

Category: Literary Criticism

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Both travel and translation involve a type of journey, one with literal and metaphorical dimensions. Judith Johnston brings together these two richly resonant modes of getting from here to there as she explores their impact on culture with respect to the work of Victorian women. Using the metaphor of the published journey, whether it involves actual travel or translation, Johnston focusses particularly on the relationships of various British women with continental Europe. At the same time, she sheds light on the possibility of appropriation and British imperial enhancement that such contact produces. Johnston's book is in part devoted to case studies of women such as Sarah Austin, Mary Busk, Anna Jameson, Charlotte Guest, Jane Sinnett and Mary Howitt who are representative of women travellers, translators and journalists during a period when women became increasingly robust participants in the publishing industry. Whether they wrote about their own travels or translated the foreign language texts of other writers, Johnston shows, women were establishing themselves as actors in the broad business of culture. In widening our understanding of the ways in which gender and modernity functioned in the early decades of the Victorian age, Johnston's book makes a strong case for a greater appreciation of the contributions nineteenth-century women made to what is termed the knowledge empire.

Germaine de Sta l in Germany

The specific social concerns of women writers account for divergences between the female artist novel and the male ... of the woman artist's identity, and German women's artist novels are perhaps more indebted to her than to any other ...

Author: Judith E. Martin

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson

ISBN: 9781611470352

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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This study of the impact of Staël and her novels in Germany from 1800-1850 focuses on debates over gender and authorship, first examining commentary and reviews by prominent literary men and women, and then analyzing a number of novels by women writers that rework Staël's themes of politics and female artistry. It revises women's literary history by replacing German women's writings within an international tradition of female artist novels inaugurated by Staël's Corinne (1807).

Studies in Victorian and Modern Literature

Torquato Tasso, a Dramatic Poem from the German of Goethe: With Other German Poetry. ... Towards Emancipation: German Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century. ... Victorian Poetry, Europe, and the Challenge of Cosmopolitanism.

Author: William Baker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611476934

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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This book is both a celebration of the life and career of the eminent literary scholar, critic, and journalist John Sutherland and an extension of Sutherland’s work in various fields, including nineteenth- and twentieth-century Anglo-American literature, the publishing industry, and its impact upon creativity and literary puzzles.

German Women s Writing of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Elaine Showalter describes how many early critics came to women writers via Victorian studies: 'Victorian studies was a field hospitable to a feminist presence early on, in its interdisciplinarity, its acceptance of women writers, ...

Author: Helen Fronius

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351565622

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 204

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German women writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries have been the subject of feminist literary critical and historical studies for around thirty years. This volume, with contributions from an international group of scholars, takes stock of what feminist literary criticism has achieved in that time and reflects on future trends in the field. Offering both theoretical perspectives and individual case studies, the contributors grapple with the difficulties of appraising 'non-feminist' women writers and genres from a feminist perspective and present innovative approaches to research in early women's writing. This inclusive and cross- disciplinary collection of essays will enrich the study of German women's writing of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and contribute to contemporary debates in feminist literary criticism. Anna Richards is Lecturer in German at Birkbeck College, University of London. Helen Fronius is College Lecturer in German at Keble College, University of Oxford.

The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer

Also see Marion A. Kaplan, The Making of the Jewish Middle Class: Women, Family, and Identity in Imperial Germany (New ... The Private Lives of Victorian Women: Autobiography in Nineteenth-Century England (New York: St. Martin's Press, ...

Author: Michael Galchinsky

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814344453

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Analyses the development of Jewish women's writing in relation to Victorian literary history, women's cultural history, and Jewish cultural history.

Women Writers and the Dark Side of Late Victorian Hellenism

Clearly fascinated by another disreputable and demonized female character, Levy completed 'Medea' in Lucerne in the ... after two years of hard study at Newnham, to continue her education abroad.51 Whilst in Germany, Levy kept an eye on ...

Author: T. Olverson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230246805

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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Examining the appropriation of transgressive, violent female figures from ancient Greek literature and myth by late Victorian writers, Olverson reveals the extent to which ancient antagonists like the murderous Medea and the sinister Circe were employed as a means to protest against and comment upon contemporary social and political institutions.

Popular Victorian Women Writers

An adventurous three year stay in Germany ( 1840–43 ) was prompted by both a sense of literary opportunity ( the Howitts ... about German Romanticism ) and by their never failing interest in the social and intellectual life of others .

Author: Kay Boardman

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719064503

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

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Popular Victorian women writers considers a diverse group of women writers within the Victorian literary marketplace. It looks at authors such as Ellen Wood, Mary Braddon, Rhoda Broughton and Charlotte Yonge as well as less well-known writers including Jessie Fothergill and Eliza Meteyard. Each essay sets the individual author within her biographical and literary context and provides refreshing insights into her work. Together they bring the work of largely unknown authors and new perspectives on known authors to critical and public attention. Accessible and informative, the book is ideal for students of Victorian literature and culture as well as tutors and scholars of the period.

Respectability and Deviance

Nineteenth-Century German Women Writers and the Ambiguity of Representation Ruth-Ellen B. Joeres ... Also , the more we think in national terms : to view , as Joyce Zonana does , Victorian women and men as radically unstable ...

Author: Ruth-Ellen B. Joeres

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226400662

Category: History

Page: 349

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The first major study in English of 19th-century German women writers, this book examines their social and cultural milieu along with the layers of interpretation and representation that inform their writing. The author demonstrates that these writings provide an extensive and informative look at an exciting and transformative epoch that so much shaped our own. 16 photos.