Victorian Publishing and Mrs. Gaskell's Work

Victorian Publishing and Mrs. Gaskell's Work

Author: Linda K. Hughes

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813918758

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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For much of her own century, Elizabeth Gaskell was recognized as a voice of Victorian convention—-the loyal wife, good mother, and respected writer—-a reputation that led to her steady decline in the view of twentieth-century literary critics. Recent scholars, however, have begun to recognize that Mrs. Gaskell's high standing in Victorian society allowed her to effect change in conventional ideology. Linda K. Hughes and Michael Lund focus this reevaluation on issues pertaining to the Victorian literary marketplace. Victorian Publishing and Mrs. Gaskell's Work portrays an elusive and self-aware writer whose refusal to grant authority to a single perspective even while she recirculated the fundamental assumptions and debates of her era enabled her simultaneously to fulfill and deflect the expectations of the literary marketplace. While she wrote for money, producing periodical fiction, major novels, and nonfiction, Mrs. Gaskell was able to maintain a tone of warmth and empathy that allowed her to imagine multiple social and epistemological alternatives. Writing from within the established rubrics of gender, narrative, and publication format, she nevertheless performed important cultural work.

Place and Progress in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell

Place and Progress in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell

Author: Lesa Scholl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317080701

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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Critical assessments of Elizabeth Gaskell have tended to emphasise the regional and provincial aspects of her writing, but the scope of her influence extended across the globe. Building on theories of space and place, the contributors to this collection bring a variety of geographical, industrial, psychological, and spatial perspectives to bear on the vast range of Gaskell’s literary output and on her place within the narrative of British letters and national identity. The advent of the railway and the increasing predominance of manufactory machinery reoriented the nation’s physical and social countenance, but alongside the excitement of progress and industry was a sense of fear and loss manifested through an idealization of the country home, the pastoral retreat, and the agricultural south. In keeping with the theme of progress and change, the essays follow parallel narratives that acknowledge both the angst and nostalgia produced by industrial progress and the excitement and awe occasioned by the potential of the empire. Finally, the volume engages with adaptation and cultural performance, in keeping with the continuing importance of Gaskell in contemporary popular culture far beyond the historical and cultural environs of nineteenth-century Manchester.

The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell, Part I vol 7

The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell, Part I vol 7

Author: Joanne Shattock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351220200

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 410

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Features Elizabeth Gaskell's work. This work brings together her journalism, her shorter fiction, which was published in various collections during her lifetime, her early personal writing, including a diary written between 1835 and 1838 when she was a young mother, her five full-length novels and "The Life of Charlotte Bronte".

The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell, Part II vol 4

The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell, Part II vol 4

Author: Joanne Shattock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351220286

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 526

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A selection of texts by Elizabeth Gaskell, accompanied by annotations. It brings together Gaskell academics to provide readers with scholarship on her work and seeks to bring the crusading spirit and genius of the writer into the 21st century to take her place as a major Victorian writer.

Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell

Author: S. Foster

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403937513

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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This literary biographical study examines the life and works of the mid-Victorian woman novelist, Elizabeth Gaskell, whose popularity is now well established. It places her writing in the context of her attitudes towards creative production, her relationship with publishers, and her literary friendships, as well as examining those events of her life which fed into her work. It pays particular attention to the ways in which she sought to reconcile the conflicting demands made upon her, as woman and as artist.

Masculinity in the Work of Elizabeth Gaskell

Masculinity in the Work of Elizabeth Gaskell

Author: Meghan Lowe

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030483975

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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This book is the first full-length study to focus on the representation of masculinity in Elizabeth Gaskell’s novels. In examining Gaskell’s understanding of masculine identity as a social construct and considering how her writing engages with Victorian ideologies of gender, this book demonstrates that Gaskell defies an essentialist approach to gender and instead explores masculinity over time, genre, region, and class, making it clear that masculinity is not monolithic but relational, culturally constructed, and dependent on many contexts. It analyses Gaskell’s depiction of what it means to be a ‘man’ and a ‘gentleman’, exploring Mary Barton, North and South, Ruth, Cousin Phillis, Sylvia’s Lovers, and Wives and Daughters, as well as contemporary Victorian works and key contexts such as sympathy, historic change, and industrialism. The target audiences are academics, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students and research specialists, and it will most appeal to Victorian Literature, Gender Studies, and Masculinity Studies disciplines.

The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell, Part I

The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell, Part I

Author: Joanne Shattock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351220415

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 522

View: 618

A selection of texts by Elizabeth Gaskell, accompanied by annotations. It brings together Gaskell academics to provide readers with scholarship on her work and seeks to bring the crusading spirit and genius of the writer into the 21st century to take her place as a major Victorian writer.

The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell, Part I Vol 2

The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell, Part I Vol 2

Author: Joanne Shattock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351220361

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

View: 612

A selection of texts by Elizabeth Gaskell, accompanied by annotations. It brings together Gaskell academics to provide readers with scholarship on her work and seeks to bring the crusading spirit and genius of the writer into the 21st century to take her place as a major Victorian writer.

The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell, Part II

The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell, Part II

Author: Joanne Shattock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351220057

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 620

View: 686

Features Elizabeth Gaskell's work. This work brings together her journalism, her shorter fiction, which was published in various collections during her lifetime, her early personal writing, including a diary written between 1835 and 1838 when she was a young mother, her five full-length novels and "The Life of Charlotte Bronte".

Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford

Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford

Author: Dr Thomas Recchio

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409475576

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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Tracing the publishing history of Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford from its initial 1851-53 serialization in Dickens's Household Words through its numerous editions and adaptations, Thomas Recchio focuses especially on how the text has been deployed to support ideas related to nation and national identity. Recchio maps Cranford's nineteenth-century reception in Britain and the United States through illustrated editions in England dating from 1864 and their subsequent re-publication in the United States, US school editions in the first two decades of the twentieth century, dramatic adaptations from 1899 to 2007, and Anglo-American literary criticism in the latter half of the twentieth century. Making extensive use of primary materials, Recchio considers Cranford within the context of the Victorian periodical press, contemporary reviews, theories of text and word relationships in illustrated books, community theater, and digital media. In addition to being a detailed publishing history that emphasizes the material forms of the book and its adaptations, Recchio's book is a narrative of Cranford's evolution from an auto-ethnography of a receding mid-Victorian English way of life to a novel that was deployed as a maternal model to define an American sensibility for early twentieth-century Mediterranean and Eastern European immigrants. While focusing on one novel, Recchio offers a convincing micro-history of the way English literature was positioned in England and the United States to support an Anglo-centric cultural project, to resist the emergence of multicultural societies, and to ensure an unchanging notion of a stable English culture on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell,

The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell,

Author: Joanne Shattock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351220125

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 459

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Features Elizabeth Gaskell's work. This work brings together her journalism, her shorter fiction, which was published in various collections during her lifetime, her early personal writing, including a diary written between 1835 and 1838 when she was a young mother, her five full-length novels and "The Life of Charlotte Bronte".

The Split Subject of Narration in Elizabeth Gaskell's First Person Fiction

The Split Subject of Narration in Elizabeth Gaskell's First Person Fiction

Author: Anna Koustinoudi

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739171639

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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The Split Subject of Narration in Elizabeth Gaskell’s First-Person Fiction analyzes a number of Elizabeth Gaskell's first-person works through a post-modern perspective. It attempts to explore the vicissitudes of Victorian Subjectivity by focusing on the ways in which E. Gaskell’s realistic and Gothic fiction interrogate post-Romantic assumptions about the centrality and coherence of the narrating subject.