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The literary mother : essays on representations of maternity and child care, edited by Susan C. Staub

Label
The literary mother : essays on representations of maternity and child care
Title
The literary mother
Title remainder
essays on representations of maternity and child care
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susan C. Staub
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The essays in this book examine the ideology of motherhood in British and American literature from the 16th to the 21st century, finding various cultural interpretations and manipulations of the institution of maternity. Presenting mothers whose roles are often empowering yet confining, these essays scrutinize three distinct aspects of motherhood: its social and cultural construction; the significance of maternal absence; and, finally, its representation as an agent of social change."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Staub, Susan C
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  • Mothers in literature
  • English literature
  • American literature
  • Motherhood in literature
  • Mother and child in literature
Label
The literary mother : essays on representations of maternity and child care, edited by Susan C. Staub
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • "My throbbing heart shall rock you day and night" : Shakespeare's Venus, Elizabeth, and early modern constructions of motherhood/
  • Susan C. Staub
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • "unnatural" mother-daughter relationship in Daniel Defoe's Roxana/
  • Rebecca Shapiro
  • p. 33
  • 3.
  • Of home-makers and home-breakers : the deserving and the undeserving poor mother in depression era literature/
  • Vivyan C. Adair
  • p. 48
  • 4.
  • construction of maternity in southern literature : southern ladies, southern mothers, southern mammies, and maternal sexuality/
  • Mary M. Bendel-Simso
  • p. 69
  • 5.
  • absent mother : negotiations of maternal presence in the Gothic mode/
  • Ruth Bienstock Anolik
  • p. 95
  • 6.
  • "The instinct of nature spoke audibly" : representations of the mother-child bond in Mary Shelley's fiction/
  • Sharon L. Joffe
  • p. 117
  • 7.
  • contested site of maternity in Charles Dickens's Dombey and Son/
  • Melisa Khmaszfwskĩ
  • p. 138
  • 8.
  • Dorothy Leigh's The Mother's Blessing and the political maternal voice in seventeenth-century England/
  • Edith Snook
  • p. 161
  • 9.
  • "I, the mother" : inscribing maternal right in early modern mothers' elegies/
  • Donna J. Long̃
  • p. 185
  • 10.
  • ethos of motherhood and Harriet Jacobs' vision of racial equality in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl/
  • Grace McEntee
  • p. 200
  • 11.
  • What to do about motherhood : feminist theory and feminist fiction negotiate motherhood's dilemmas/
  • Joyce Shaw Peterson
  • p. 224
  • 12.
  • Ceremony and power : the significance of the mother in Killing Time with Strangers/
  • Tammy Wah̃
  • p. 245
Control code
ocn122424049
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 267 p.
Isbn
9780786430468
Lccn
2007012693
Label
The literary mother : essays on representations of maternity and child care, edited by Susan C. Staub
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • "My throbbing heart shall rock you day and night" : Shakespeare's Venus, Elizabeth, and early modern constructions of motherhood/
  • Susan C. Staub
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • "unnatural" mother-daughter relationship in Daniel Defoe's Roxana/
  • Rebecca Shapiro
  • p. 33
  • 3.
  • Of home-makers and home-breakers : the deserving and the undeserving poor mother in depression era literature/
  • Vivyan C. Adair
  • p. 48
  • 4.
  • construction of maternity in southern literature : southern ladies, southern mothers, southern mammies, and maternal sexuality/
  • Mary M. Bendel-Simso
  • p. 69
  • 5.
  • absent mother : negotiations of maternal presence in the Gothic mode/
  • Ruth Bienstock Anolik
  • p. 95
  • 6.
  • "The instinct of nature spoke audibly" : representations of the mother-child bond in Mary Shelley's fiction/
  • Sharon L. Joffe
  • p. 117
  • 7.
  • contested site of maternity in Charles Dickens's Dombey and Son/
  • Melisa Khmaszfwskĩ
  • p. 138
  • 8.
  • Dorothy Leigh's The Mother's Blessing and the political maternal voice in seventeenth-century England/
  • Edith Snook
  • p. 161
  • 9.
  • "I, the mother" : inscribing maternal right in early modern mothers' elegies/
  • Donna J. Long̃
  • p. 185
  • 10.
  • ethos of motherhood and Harriet Jacobs' vision of racial equality in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl/
  • Grace McEntee
  • p. 200
  • 11.
  • What to do about motherhood : feminist theory and feminist fiction negotiate motherhood's dilemmas/
  • Joyce Shaw Peterson
  • p. 224
  • 12.
  • Ceremony and power : the significance of the mother in Killing Time with Strangers/
  • Tammy Wah̃
  • p. 245
Control code
ocn122424049
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 267 p.
Isbn
9780786430468
Lccn
2007012693

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