Signifying Pain

... “The Yellow Wallpaper” Chapter 3 Breaking the Code of Silence: Ideology and Women's Confessional Poetry Chapter 4 Fathering Daughters: Oedipal Rage and Aggression in Women's Writing Part II Soul-making: Conflict and the Construction ...

Author: Judith Harris

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791487068

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Explores the therapeutic uses and effects of writing in a post-Freudian age.

Women Writing and the Industrial Revolution

... possessing " the dead soul of a man " ( 356 ) , because he does not engage in backbreaking , soul - making labor.14 By 1849 , the well - being of the soul stands so incontestably paramount in Carlyle's mind that a healthy ...

Author: Susan Zlotnick

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801866499

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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Industrialization in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries inspired deep fears and divisions throughout England. The era's emergent factory system disrupted traditional patterns and familiar ways of life. Male laborers feared the loss of meaningful work and status within their communities and families. Condemning these transformations, Britain's male writers looked longingly to an idealized past. Its women writers, however, were not so pessimistic about the future. As Susan Zlotnick argues in Women, Writing, and the Industrial Revolution, women writers foresaw in the industrial revolution the prospect of real improvements. Zlotnick also examines the poetry and fiction produced by working-class men and women. She includes texts written by the Chartists, the largest laboring-class movement in the early nineteenth century, as well as those of the dialect tradition, the popular, commercial literature of the industrial working class after mid-century.

Women Writing the Nation

Wollstonecraft makes this clear in her Historical and Moral View when she explains that " the highest degree of sensual refinement violates all the genuine feelings of the soul , making the understanding the abject slave of the ...

Author: Leanne Maunu

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0838756700

Category: History

Page: 311

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Women Writing the Nation: National Identity, Female Community, and the British - French Connection, 1770-1820 engages in recent discussions of the development of British nationalism during the eighteenth century and Romantic period. Leanne Maunu argues that women writers looked not to their national identity, but rather to their gender to make claims about the role of women within the British nation. Discussing texts by Frances Burney, Charlotte Smith, Mary Wollstonecraft, and others in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, Maunu demonstrates that women writers of this period imagined themselves as members of a fairly stable community, even if such a community was composed of many different women with many different beliefs. They appropriated the model of collectivity posed by the nation, mimicking a national imagined community.

Women s Colonial Gothic Writing 1850 1930

Kingsley says that the bush soul “gives great trouble,” because it does not know that “by exposing itself to danger recklessly, it injures itself, and if you die it dies” (p. 82). This soul may make a respectable man act differently ...

Author: Melissa Edmundson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319769172

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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This book explores women writers’ involvement with the Gothic. The author sheds new light on women’s experience, a viewpoint that remains largely absent from male-authored Colonial Gothic works. The book investigates how women writers appropriated the Gothic genre—and its emphasis on fear, isolation, troubled identity, racial otherness, and sexual deviancy—in order to take these anxieties into the farthest realms of the British Empire. The chapters show how Gothic themes told from a woman’s perspective emerge in unique ways when set in the different colonial regions that comprise the scope of this book: Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, India, Australia, and New Zealand. Edmundson argues that women’s Colonial Gothic writing tends to be more critical of imperialism, and thereby more subversive, than that of their male counterparts. This book will be of interest to students and academics interested in women’s writing, the Gothic, and colonial studies.

Women Writing Across Cultures

Simic, Charles. “Jane Kenyon.” Columbia Review 26 (1996): 172–73. Print. Sontag, Susan. Illness as Metaphor: Aids and its Metaphors. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2009. Waddell, Margot. “The Vale of Soul-Making.” Canham and Satyamurti 9–30.

Author: Pelagia Goulimari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351586269

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 326

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This collection brings together an international, multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary community of scholars and practitioners in different media seeking to question and re-theorize the contested terms of our title: “woman,” “writing,” “women’s writing,” and “across.” “Culture” is translated into an open series of interconnected terms and questions. How might one write across national cultures; or across a national and a minority culture; or across disciplines, genres, and media; or across synchronic discourses that are unequal in power; or across present and past discourses or present and future discourses? The collection explores and develops recent feminist, queer, and transgender theory and criticism, and also aesthetic practice. “Writing across” assumes a number of orientations: posthumanist; transtemporal; transnationalist; writing across discourses, disciplines, media, genres, genders; writing across pronouns – he, she, they; writing across literature, non-literary texts, and life. This book was originally published as a special issue of Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities.

Women Writing Violence

This is the project of soul making beyond 'mere' sexual reproduc— tion. Here the native 'subject' is not almost an animal but rather the object of what might be termed violation, in the name of the categorical imperative” (122*123).

Author: Shreerekha Subramanian

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9788132117353

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Women Writing Violence engages with select contemporary novels in which women characters resist violence and redefine notions of community by imagining bonds with the exiled and the disempowered. The author interweaves the literary landscapes of African-American writer Toni Morrison with the oeuvre of South Asian writers Mridula Garg, Tahmina Durrani, Amrita Pritam, Bapsi Sidhwa, and Mahasweta Devi. This results in the opening of a new gateway into the thinking about violence and survival through a feminist, transnational lens. Subramanian places women's literary imaginary at the margins of both the nation-state and the patriarchal community. She creates a specifically female language and emphasizes the ingenious ways in which women characters in novels restore dignity and agency to their kin and beloved. The book focuses on voice and narrative techniques within the novel and transgresses the confines of the Enlightenment discourse to reckon with conceptual categories such as community and belonging.

Women s Writing in English

The interiority and the vale of painful soul-making of this love are best exemplified in 'A Crowne of Sonetts dedicated to Love.' This interconnected, circular sequence, with final and subsequent beginning lines of the next sonnet being ...

Author: Patricia Demers

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802086648

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 363

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This wide-ranging examination of the genres of early modern women's writing embraces translation in the fields of theological discourse, romance and classical tragedy, original meditations and prayers, letters and diaries, poetry, closet drama, advice manuals, and prophecies and polemics.

Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth Century Women s Writing and Screen Adaptation

Keats refers to '“The vale of Soul-making”' in his letter to George and Georgiana Keats, dated 14 February – 3 May 1819, in Letters of John Keats, ed. by Robert Gittings, rpt (Oxford: Oxford UP, 1992), pp. 210–56 (p. 249).

Author: Sarah Wootton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137579348

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing and Screen Adaptation charts a new chapter in the changing fortunes of a unique cultural phenomenon. This book examines the afterlives of the Byronic hero through the work of nineteenth-century women writers and screen adaptations of their fiction. It is a timely reassessment of Byron's enduring legacy during the nineteenth century and beyond, focusing on the charged and unstable literary dialogues between Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot and a Romantic icon whose presence takes centre stage in recent screen adaptations of their most celebrated novels. The broad interdisciplinary lens employed in this book concentrates on the conflicted rewritings of Byron's poetry, his 'heroic' protagonists, and the cult of Byronism in nineteenth-century novels from Pride and Prejudice to Middlemarch, and extends outwards to the reappearance of Byronic heroes on film and in television series over the last two decades.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Making Me Time

We have blooming artists, a trainer for show dogs, and a woman trying her hand at woodworking. My writing group has published a flash fiction book. Everyone is eager to look it over, and although I am not the best salesperson, ...

Author: Amy Newmark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781611593143

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

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“Me time” is the cure for what ails you. You know you need it. Here’s how to take care of yourself so that you can be the very best version of you! Do you ever say that you’ll take care of yourself after you finish your to-do list? The personal, revealing stories in this book will convince you to put yourself at the top of that list. Self-care and life balance are what we all neglect most. These 101 true stories from people who turned their lives around will show you how to take care of your physical and mental health. You’ll be inspired by people who have taken back control of their lives and carved out that all-important “me time,” whether that means exercising, reading, meditating, seeing friends, or communing with nature. Whatever your psyche needs is your form of “me time” and that’s something that you deserve. There are many approaches, and at least one of them is bound to work for you. In these pages, you’ll read about men and women who: Put an hour for themselves on their daily to-do lists Pursued long-delayed sports, hobbies, or volunteer work Discovered themselves through travel, fitness, or new careers Learned to ask for help instead of doing it all Started treating themselves as well as they would treat a guest Stopped seeing the people who weren’t making them happy Rediscovered the benefits of exercising and being outside in nature Created their own personal spaces in their homes or outdoors Decluttered their calendars or their homes—and felt liberated

Women Writing Resistance

Do I need to justify being Chicana , being woman ? You might as well ask me to try to justify why I'm alive . The act of writing is the act of making soul , alchemy . It is the quest for the self , for the center of the self , which we ...

Author: Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 0896087085

Category: History

Page: 241

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Eighteen women, including Jamaica Kincaid, Rigoberta Menchú, Cherríe Moraga, Marjorie Agosin, Margaret Randall, Gloria Anzaldúa, Michelle Cliff, Edwidge Danticat, and Julia Alvarez, are featured in this powerful anthology on art, feminism, and activism in Latin America and the Caribbean. Women Writing Resistance highlights Latin American and Caribbean women writers who, with increasing urgency, are writing in the service of social justice and against the entrenched patriarchal, racist, and exploitative regimes that have ruled their countries. Many of the women in this collection have been thrust out into the Latino-Caribbean diaspora by violent forces that make differences in language and culture seem less significant than connections based on resistance to inequality and oppression. It is these connections that Women Writing Resistance highlights, presenting "conversations" on the potential of writing to confront injustice. This mixed-genre anthology, a resource for activists and readers of Latin American and Caribbean women's literature, demonstrates and enacts how women can collaborate across class, race and nationality, and illustrates the value of this solidarity in the ongoing struggles for human rights and social justice in the Americas. Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez earned her Ph.D. in comparative literature from New York University, specializing in contemporary Caribbean, Latin American, and ethnic North American autobiographies by women. She teaches literature and gender studies courses at Simon's Rock College of Bard, and is also a faculty member at the University at Albany, SUNY.

Shakespeare s Sisters

Levertov has written that the Romantic themes of “ soul - making , ” to borrow Keats's term - as Levertov herself does ... classic conflicts for women , which recur in women's writing because they reflect the conditions of women's lives ...

Author: Sandra M. Gilbert

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253112583

Category: Poetry

Page: 337

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Mary Moody Emerson and the Origins of Transcendentalism

This is the study of a private woman writer , within New England's evolving intellectual culture ; of Emersonian Transcendentalism , as brought forth by soul - making conversation between aunt and nephew ; of the multigenerational ...

Author: Phyllis Cole

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019515200X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

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Mary Moody Emerson has long been a New England legend, the "eccentric" aunt of Ralph Waldo Emerson. This major study, based on the first reading of all her known letters and diaries, reveals a complex human voice and powerful forerunner of Transcendentalism. Diverting her ancestors' fervent religion into the celebration of solitude, nature and imagination, she explored a new ground as a female writer and crucially set the terms for her nephew's thought.

Staging Women and the Soul Body Dynamic in Early Modern England

(307–12) this passage cites, with exuberance, the women's dancing as incontrovertible evidence of their souls. ... in 'neoplatonist writing, where the beauty of the female body is said to reflect the beauty of the soul, making beauty ...

Author: Dr Sarah E Johnson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472411242

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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Though the gender-coded soul-body dynamic lies at the root of many negative and disempowering depictions of women, Sarah Johnson here argues that it also functions as an effective tool for redefining gender expectations. Building on past criticism that has concentrated on the debilitating cultural association of women with the body, she investigates dramatic uses of the soul-body dynamic that challenge the patriarchal subordination of women. Focusing on two tragedies, two comedies, and a small selection of masques, from approximately 1592-1614, Johnson develops a case for the importance of drama to scholarly considerations of the soul-body dynamic, which habitually turn to devotional works, sermons, and philosophical and religious treatises to elucidate this relationship. Johnson structures her discussion around four theatrical relationships, each of which is a gendered relationship analogous to the central soul-body dynamic: puppeteer and puppet, tamer and tamed, ghost and haunted, and observer and spectacle. Through its thorough and nuanced readings, this study redefines one of the period’s most pervasive analogies for conceptualizing women and their relations to men as more complex and shifting than criticism has previously assumed. It also opens a new interpretive framework for reading representations of women, adding to the ongoing feminist re-evaluation of the kinds of power women might actually wield despite the patriarchal strictures of their culture.

Decolonizing Tradition

... by the exclusion of the native female in the “ soul making ” of the " first - world ” white female ( see " Three Women's ... See Mary Lynn Broe and Angela Ingram , eds . , Women's Writing in Exile , and particularly Benstock's essay ...

Author: Karen Lawrence

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252061934

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

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Frankenstein s Daughters

Women Writing Science Fiction Jane Donawerth ... makes the perfect musician and lover for women , enacting mechanically all the right sexual moves ; the female hero of the novel by her love gives him a soul , making him fully human .

Author: Jane Donawerth

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 081562686X

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Donawerth takes a comprehensive look at the field and explores the works of authors such as Mary Shelley, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Anne McCaffrey.

Mary s Way

This is a book about spiritual connections, about the use of Mary's way in opening a deep communion with divine love, and about the possibility of transformation in our daily lives.

Author: Peggy Tabor Millin


ISBN: 0982371152

Category: Religion

Page: 90

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In 1989, Peggy Tabor Millin joined a group of non-Catholics as chronicler on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Bosnia, where Mary, mother of Jesus, had been appearing to a group of young people since 1981. Although she did not expect to be affected by her journey, what occurred changed her life, leading her along a path she calls "Mary's way." Twenty years later, she understood that Mary had been appearing in order to prepare us for what is happening now. Millin then knew she was to republish the book with a new subtitle to reflect the intent of the messages: Cultivating a Peaceful Heart in Trying Times. This is a book about spiritual connections, about the use of Mary's way in opening a deep communion with divine love, and about the possibility of transformation in our daily lives. Mary's message is universal-individuals from all religious and spiritual paths will find guidance and inspiration. Millin writes, "The spiritual journey has no goal, nothing tangible to grasp, not even a permanent state of being. Enlightenment comes in flashes of in-sight that last as long as they last. Such flashes arise from shifting our focus from the material world to the inner life of the soul. Our outer life then becomes a reflection of our inner reality: increasingly the heart rests in peace and selfless service replaces striving. This shift in focus rearranges our priorities; we give up what no longer serves this higher purpose and are occasionally surprised by glimpses of the resplendent 'pearl of great price.'" Peggy Tabor Millin is author of the award-winning book, Women, Writing, and Soul-Making: Creativity and the Sacred Feminine. She offers classes and retreat for women in the writing process. Her mission is to provide a safe space for women to develop and claim their voice so they can stand in their power and inspire positive change in their world. Learn more about her work at

2014 Writer s Market

SOUL MAKING KEATS LITERARY COMPETITION The Webhallow House, 1544 Sweetwood Dr., Broadmoor Vlg CA 940152029. ... WILLA LITERARY AWARD Women Writing the West, 8547 East Arapaho Rd., #J-541, Greenwood Village CO 80112-1436.

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599637501

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 922

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The most trusted guide to getting published! The 2014 Writer's Market details thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings include contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Look inside and you'll find page after page of all-new editorial material devoted to the business of writing. You'll find advice on pitching agents and editors, setting up a freelance business, and promoting your writing. Plus, you'll learn how to earn a full-time income from blogging, write the six-figure nonfiction book proposal, and re-slant your writing to get more out of your freelancing efforts. This edition also includes the ever popular pay rate chart. You also gain access to: • Lists of professional writing organizations. • Sample query letters.

Gayatri Spivak Deconstruction and the Ethics of Postcolonial Literary Interpretation

This scene demonstrates Frankenstein's failure both in sexual reproduction and in soul-making. ... 24 Jane Donawerth, Frankenstein's Daughters: Women Writing Science Fiction (New York: Syracuse University Press, 1997), xxv.

Author: Ola Abdalkafor

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443877770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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How does Spivak approach the signs the madwoman in the attic, the good black servant, the monster and the wholly Other ? What is the basis of Spivak s ethics of interpretation and what are her main tools? Gayatri Spivak: Deconstruction and the Ethics of Postcolonial Literary Interpretation is an ambitious and compelling critical work which answers various questions surrounding one of the most notoriously difficult literary theorists in our times. This book is an in-depth study of Spivak s readings of a cluster of canonical and peripheral literary texts covering Jane Eyre, Wide Sargasso Sea, Frankenstein, Foe and Pterodactyl. It divides Spivak s literary theoretical practice into two phases; the first is de Manian and the second is Derridean. However, the book also shows that these two phases are not clearly independent from each other; rather, there are continuities between them. The theory resulting from these two phases can be described as affirmative postcolonial literary interpretation: Derridean in spirit but de Manian in technique. The book also meticulously defines Spivak s position within the thought of Derrida, de Man and western feminists and reveals the possibilities available for readers who wish to ethically approach and interpret the sign of the wholly Other, which reaches in its scope the native subaltern female. Analysing Spivak s literary interpretation as such, this book offers insights to postcolonial readers and provides them with new tools, such as learning from below, useful for reading not literature only, but also contemporary political, cultural and social issues from new perspectives."

Jamaica Kincaid

Renk, Kathleen J. Caribbean Shadows & Victorian Ghosts: Women's Writing and Decolonization. Charlottesville: University of Virginia ... “Soul Making: Gayatri Spivak on Upward Mobility,” Cultural Studies 17, no. 1 (January 2003): 16–26.

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786435807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Changing her name early in her career because her parents disapproved of her writing, Jamaica Kincaid crossed audiences to embrace feminist, American, postcolonial and world literature. This book offers an introduction and guided overview of her characters, plots, humor, symbols, and classic themes. Designed for students, fans, librarians, and teachers, the 84 A-to-Z entries combine commentary from interviewers, feminist historians, and book critics with numerous citations from primary and secondary sources and comparative literature. The companion features a chronology of Kincaid's life, West Indies heritage and works, and includes a character name chart.