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Showalter, Elaine

Overview
Works: 153 works in 800 publications in 1 language and 30,591 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bio-bibliography  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PZ7.A335, FIC
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A literature of their own : British women novelists from Brontë to Lessing by Elaine Showalter( Book )

115 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 3,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A LITERATURE OF THEIR OWN quickly set the stage for the creative explosion of feminist literary studies that transformed the field in the 1980s. Launching a major new area for literary investigation, the book uncovered the long but neglected tradition of women writers and the development of their fiction from the 1800s onwards. It includes assessments of famous writers such as the Brontës, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Margaret Drabble and Doris Lessing, but also presents critical appraisals of Mary Braddon, Rhoda Broughton and Sarah Grand --- to name but a few of those prolific and successful Victorian novelists - --once household names, now largely forgotten
A jury of her peers : American women writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx by Elaine Showalter( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a history of American women writers from 1650-2000. In this narrative spanning more than 400 years and introducing more than 250 female writers, both famous and little known, the author shows how these writers were connected to one another and to their times. The author believes that it is important to integrate the contributions of women into the American literary heritage, making the case for the unfairly overlooked and putting the overrated in their place. In this work she gives readers the opportunity to rediscover long-lost great writers and to return to familiar titles with deeper appreciation
Modern American women writers by Elaine Showalter( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An encyclopedia of American women writers, examining the lives and works of forty-one authors including Maya Angelou, Kate Chopin, Adrienne Rich, and Eudora Welty
The new feminist criticism : essays on women, literature, and theory by Elaine Showalter( Book )

34 editions published between 1199 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The female malady : women, madness, and English culture, 1830-1980 by Elaine Showalter( Book )

51 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showlater demonstrates how cultural ideas ab out 'proper' feminie behaviour have shaped the definition and treatment of female insanity for 150 yars, and given mental disorder in women specifically sexual connotations. Along with vivid portraits of the men who dominated psychiatry, and descriptions of the therapeutic practices that were used to bring women 'to their senses', she draws on diaries and narratives by inmates, and fiction from Mary Wollstonecraft to Doris Lessing to supply a cultural perspective usually missing from studies of mental illness
Sister's choice : tradition and change in American women's writing by Elaine Showalter( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the transformations of themes in women's writings by examining three women author's works
Little women ; Little men ; Jo's boys by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, in one authoritative Library of America volume, are all three of the beloved "Little Woman books as Louisa May Alcott wrote them, with original engravings
Sexual anarchy : gender and culture at the fin de siècle by Elaine Showalter( Book )

44 editions published between 1952 and 2001 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Exploration of the extraordinary parallels between the ends of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and their representations in literature, art, and film"--Jacket, page [2]
The Cambridge guide to women's writing in English by Lorna Sage( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Guide aims to consolidate and epitomise the re-reading of women's writing that has gone on in the last twenty-five years. This is an opportunity for stock-taking - a timely project, when so much writing has been rediscovered, reclaimed and republished." "There are entries on writers, on individual texts, and on general terms, genres and movements, all printed in a single alphabetical sequence. The earliest written documents in medieval English (the visionary writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe) are covered in an historical - and geographical - sweep that takes us up to the present day." "The book reflects the spread of literacy, the history of colonisation and the development of post-colonial cultures using and changing the English language. The entries are written by contributors from all the countries covered."--Jacket
Alternative Alcott by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventing herself : claiming a feminist intellectual heritage by Elaine Showalter( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With sources as diverse as A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Scream 2, Inventing Herself is an expansive and timely exploration of women who possess a boundless determination to alter the world by boldly experiencing love, achievement, and fame on a grand scale. These women tried to work, travel, think, love, and even die in ways that were ahead of their time. In doing so, they forged an epic history that each generation of adventurous women has rediscovered."
Speaking of gender by Elaine Showalter( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The civil wars of Julia Ward Howe : a biography by Elaine Showalter( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julia Howe (1819 -1910) was a beautiful, studious New York heiress and aspiring poet when she married Bostonian Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, a hero of the Greek war of independence against the Turks and an internationally acclaimed pioneer in the education of the blind. Their marriage united two exceptional people. Together the Howes knew many of the key figures of their era, from Charles Dickens and Florence Nightingale in England, to Margaret Fuller, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Horace Mann, Charles Sumner, and John Brown. But despite his philanthropic and abolitionist ideals, Dr. Howe did not support married women's work outside the home. He isolated Julia, opposed her literary ambitions, and wasted her inheritance. She defied him by continuing to publish poems and plays while raising their six children. She also secretly wrote a bold novel about a hermaphrodite, undiscovered until long after her death. And during the Civil War, she wrote the words to the most powerful and enduring anthem in the nation's history. Authorship of the 'Battle Hymn of the Republic' made her famous and revered. But she fought her own civil war at home, battling with her husband over her rights to equality, intellectual freedom, and a public voice. As soon as the war ended, she became a pacifist and suffragist leader. In the second half of her life, she came into her own as a tireless campaigner for women's rights and social reform. In this biography, Elaine Showalter tells the story of Howe's determined self-creation and vividly restores her to the pantheon of feminist intellectuals who changed the world."--Dust jacket
Teaching literature by Elaine Showalter( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praktische handleiding voor leerkrachten voor het doceren van Engelse en Amerikaanse letterkunde in het hoger onderwijs
These modern women : autobiographical essays from the twenties( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's liberation and literature by Elaine Showalter( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examples of fiction, poetry and drama dealing with the feminine experience and historical, psychological and sociological statements about women
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

13 editions published between 1873 and 2009 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Women is the heartwarming story of the March family that has thrilled generations of readers. It is the story of four sisters--Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth-- and of the courage, humor and ingenuity they display to survive poverty and the absence of their father during the Civil War
Daughters of decadence : women writers of the Fin-de-Siècle by Elaine Showalter( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A New England farmer must choose between his duty to care for his invalid wife and his love for her cousin"--NoveList
Hystories : hysterical epidemics and modern culture by Elaine Showalter( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hysteria has traditionally been seen as a female disorder but as Elaine Showalter argues, it is a universal illness, which is becoming more widespread and manifest
 
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A jury of her peers : American women writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx
Alternative Names
Elaine Showalter American literary critic, feminist, and writer on cultural and social issues

Elaine Showalter Amerikaans sociologe

Elaine Showalter US-amerikanische Feministin und Literaturwissenschaftlerin

Showalter, Elaine 1941-

Елејн Шоволтер американски книжевен критичар, фенимистка и писателка

איליין שוולטר

எலைன் ஷோவால்டர்

쇼월터, 일레인 1941-

ショウォ-ルタ-, E. 1941-

ショーウォーター, E.

ショーウォーター, エレイン

ショウォールター, E.

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English (515)

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A jury of her peers : American women writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie ProulxModern American women writersThe female malady : women, madness, and English culture, 1830-1980Sister's choice : tradition and change in American women's writingLittle women ; Little men ; Jo's boysSexual anarchy : gender and culture at the fin de siècleThe Cambridge guide to women's writing in EnglishAlternative Alcott