How British Women Writers Transformed the Campus Novel
|Author: ||McClellan, Ann|
A study that critically examines the representation of female intellectuals in twentieth century British literature “campus novel”.
“… [the author] provides a riveting psychoanalytic and cultural account of one aspect of this vastly important subject. She makes a compelling case for the significance of understanding fictional representations of women academics in twentieth century British literature.” – Prof. E. Lisa Panayotidis University of Calgary
“… [the author] blends Feminist theory with psychoanalytical, poststructural, sociological, and historical lenses to create a methodology that is truly interdisciplinary and innovative. ” – Prof. Robin DeRosa Plymouth State University
“[The author]’s examination of the systematic discrimination of women in education and the psychological ramifications of that prejudice make for an insightful Feminist analysis of 20th century British literature.” – Prof. Scott Hermanson Arizona State University
Table of Contents
Foreword by E. Lisa Panayotidis
Chapter 1: Adeline’s (Bankrupt) Education Fund: Woolf, Women, and Education
Chapter 2: Virginia Woolf’s Night and Day: An Academic Exercise?
Chapter 3: Between Women: Dorothy L. Sanders’ Gaudy Night
Chapter 4: “All I Had to Sacrifice was interest in Love”: The Scholar as (M)other in Margaret Drabble’s The Millstone
Chapter 5: “Outside the Natural Order”: Anita Brookner’s Academic Women
Chapter 6: “Strayed Words on Crumpled Paper”: Knowledge, Love, and Identity in Jeanette Winterson’s Gut Symmetries