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The Resource Dream revisionaries : gender and genre in women's utopian fiction, 1870-1920, Darby Lewes

Dream revisionaries : gender and genre in women's utopian fiction, 1870-1920, Darby Lewes

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Dream revisionaries : gender and genre in women's utopian fiction, 1870-1920
Title
Dream revisionaries
Title remainder
gender and genre in women's utopian fiction, 1870-1920
Statement of responsibility
Darby Lewes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Between 1869 and 1920, more than one hundred remarkably diverse utopian narratives written by women were published on both sides of the Atlantic: feminist and antifeminist, socialist and capitalist; placed in Kentucky, in London, at the North Pole, or on Mars; set in the past, present, future, or outside of time altogether. The value of these narratives is incalculable, for they provide insight into how a homogeneous group of women (sharing an Anglo-Saxon heritage and middle-class status) at a particular historical moment imagined what men and women might be like if freed from the tyranny of custom and contemporary values
  • Dream Revisionaries examines the literary, social, and historical catalysts for this sudden efflorescence of women's utopian writing. It delineates the historical contours of mainstream utopian fiction, examines the place of women in canonical texts, and demonstrates how the utopian responses of women in the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries paved the way for the late-19th-century texts discussed in this study. Lewes observes how women's utopian fiction facilitated the creation of political and social manifestos that responded to the late-19th-century historical environment and how nationality sometimes complicated and even overrode the authors' apparent commonalities. This volume demonstrates how the genre was used to reconcile historically opposed feminist ideologies and compares texts of the 1870s and 1970s, showing that the supposedly "new" type of women's utopian writing in many ways resembled that of a century earlier
  • Finally, it provides an invaluable annotated bibliography covering three centuries of women's utopian writing
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DLC
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1946-
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Lewes, Darby
Dewey number
823/.0876609372
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.U7
LC item number
L4 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Utopias in literature
  • Science fiction, English
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Literary form
  • Literary form
  • Sex role in literature
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Dream revisionaries : gender and genre in women's utopian fiction, 1870-1920, Darby Lewes
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-191) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dream revisionaries -- Pancakes, preserves, and patriarchy : gender and genre in canonical utopian fiction -- Genre and herstory : women's nineteenth-century utopian fiction in context -- Worlds apart : contrasts in British and American utopian texts by women -- Dream weaving (1) : rationalism, evangelicalism, and vaticism -- Dream Weaving (2) : vaticism and women's utopian fiction, 1870-1920 -- Nightmares and reawakenings : post-1920 women's utopian fiction -- Appendix. Women's utopian fiction, 1621-1920 : a chronological annotated bibliography
Control code
ocm31517860
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 199 p.
Isbn
9780817307950
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94040947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)31517860
Label
Dream revisionaries : gender and genre in women's utopian fiction, 1870-1920, Darby Lewes
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dream revisionaries -- Pancakes, preserves, and patriarchy : gender and genre in canonical utopian fiction -- Genre and herstory : women's nineteenth-century utopian fiction in context -- Worlds apart : contrasts in British and American utopian texts by women -- Dream weaving (1) : rationalism, evangelicalism, and vaticism -- Dream Weaving (2) : vaticism and women's utopian fiction, 1870-1920 -- Nightmares and reawakenings : post-1920 women's utopian fiction -- Appendix. Women's utopian fiction, 1621-1920 : a chronological annotated bibliography
Control code
ocm31517860
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 199 p.
Isbn
9780817307950
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94040947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)31517860

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