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The Resource Plotting Motherhood in Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern Literature, by Mary Beth Rose

Plotting Motherhood in Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern Literature, by Mary Beth Rose

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Plotting Motherhood in Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern Literature
Title
Plotting Motherhood in Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern Literature
Statement of responsibility
by Mary Beth Rose
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the inconsistent literary representations of motherhood in diverse texts ranging from the fourth to the twentieth centuries. Mary Beth Rose unearths plots startling in their frequency and redundancy that struggle to accommodate --or to obliterate--the complex assertions of maternal authority as it challenges traditional family and social structures. The analysis engages two mother plots: the dead mother plot, in which the mother is dying or dead; and the living mother plot, in which the mother is alive and through her very presence in the text, puts often unbearable pressure on the mechanics of the plot. These plots reappear and are transformed by authors as diverse in chronology and use of literary form as Augustine, Shakespeare, Milton, Oscar Wilde, and Tony Kushner. The book argues that, insofar as women become the second sex, it is not because they are females per se but because they are mothers; at the same time the analysis probes the transformative political and social potential of motherhood as it appears in contemporary texts like Angels in America
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Cataloging source
AUD
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Rose, Mary Beth
Dewey number
809
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN715-PN749
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Early Modern Cultural Studies
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  • Literature
  • Literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature, Medieval
  • British literature
  • British literature
  • Literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Literature, Modern
Label
Plotting Motherhood in Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern Literature, by Mary Beth Rose
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Plotting Motherhood in Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern Literature -- One: Time, Narrative, and Maternity in Augustine's Confessions -- Chapter Two: Maternal Abandonment, Maternal Deprivation: Tales of Griselda in Boccaccio, Petrarch, Chaucer, and Shakespeare -- Chapter Three: Maternal Authority and the Conflicts it Generates in Early Modern Dramatic Plots -- Chapter Four: Milton and Maternal Authority: Why is the Virgin Mary in Paradise Regained? -- Chapter Five: The Emergence of the Mother in Oscar Wilde's Comic Plots -- Chapter Six: Angels in America: The Transformation of Maternal Plotting and the Transformation of the Family -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1049716626
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 192 pages 6 illustrations in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319404547
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-40454-7
Other physical details
online resource
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1049716626
Label
Plotting Motherhood in Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern Literature, by Mary Beth Rose
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Plotting Motherhood in Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern Literature -- One: Time, Narrative, and Maternity in Augustine's Confessions -- Chapter Two: Maternal Abandonment, Maternal Deprivation: Tales of Griselda in Boccaccio, Petrarch, Chaucer, and Shakespeare -- Chapter Three: Maternal Authority and the Conflicts it Generates in Early Modern Dramatic Plots -- Chapter Four: Milton and Maternal Authority: Why is the Virgin Mary in Paradise Regained? -- Chapter Five: The Emergence of the Mother in Oscar Wilde's Comic Plots -- Chapter Six: Angels in America: The Transformation of Maternal Plotting and the Transformation of the Family -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1049716626
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 192 pages 6 illustrations in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319404547
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-40454-7
Other physical details
online resource
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1049716626

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