Women's Transition From Victorian to Modern Identity as Portrayed in the Modern Novel

Author: Forbes, Shannon
Year:2006
Pages:188
ISBN:0-7734-5823-9
978-0-7734-5823-9
Price:159.95
This book explores the modern novel’s reflection upon women’s enactment of the stable, whole, unified Victorian identity and anticipation of the successes that will result when women in the modern era find the means to embrace their dynamic, fluid, modern identity. This work will appeal to literary critics of Victorian and modern texts.

Reviews

“This book engages our critical attention and enlarges the body of critical inquiry regarding modern novelists’ portrayals of women in transition in the early twentieth century, and the important cultural implications of those depictions.” – Professor Janet Lowery, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Ambivalence and Impossibility with Regard to both the Victorian and Modern Sense of Self
2. “When Sometimes She Imagined Herself like Her Mother”
3. The Victorian Self as a Relinquishing of Self
4. The Challenge to Legitimize the Modern Psychology of the Artist
5. Joyce’s “Saucebox”: Milly Bloom’s Portrait of Modern Feminine Adolescence
Bibliography
Index