Sounds Like a New Woman

Like a CW WOMall A Decade of New Women “ I don ' t believe makeup and the
right hairstyle alone can make a woman beautiful . The most radiant woman in
the room is the one most full of life and experience . ” - SHARON STONE and ...

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Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0140176365

Category: Humor

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Quotations from famous men and women reflect both enlightened viewpoints and particularly sexist outlooks

The New Woman

INTRODUCTION The New Woman of the fin de siècle had a multiple identity . She was , variously , a feminist activist , a social reformer , a popular novelist ...

Author: Sally Ledger

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719040930

Category: Literary Criticism

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By comparing fictional representations with "real" New Women in late-Victorian Britain, Sally Ledger makes a major contribution to an understanding of the "Woman Question" at the end of the century. Chapters on imperialism, socialism, sexual decadence, and metropolitan life situate the "revolting daughters" of the Victorian age in a broader cultural context than previous studies.

The American New Woman Revisited

“The New Woman” Ouida Born to an English mother and French father, Marie Louise de La Ramée (1839–1908) adopted the pen name Ouida with her first published ...

Author: Martha H. Patterson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813542966

Category: History

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In North America between 1894 and 1930, the rise of the "New Woman" sparked controversy on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world. As she demanded a public voice as well as private fulfillment through work, education, and politics, American journalists debated and defined her. Who was she and where did she come from? Was she to be celebrated as the agent of progress or reviled as a traitor to the traditional family? Over time, the dominant version of the American New Woman became typified as white, educated, and middle class: the suffragist, progressive reformer, and bloomer-wearing bicyclist. By the 1920s, the jazz-dancing flapper epitomized her. Yet she also had many other faces. Bringing together a diverse range of essays from the periodical press of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Martha H. Patterson shows how the New Woman differed according to region, class, politics, race, ethnicity, and historical circumstance. In addition to the New Woman's prevailing incarnations, she appears here as a gun-wielding heroine, imperialist symbol, assimilationist icon, entrepreneur, socialist, anarchist, thief, vamp, and eugenicist. Together, these readings redefine our understanding of the New Woman and her cultural impact.

A New Woman Reader

INTRODUCTION In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries , well - known playwrights created variations of the New Woman for the stage .

Author: Carolyn Christensen Nelson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551112957

Category: Literary Criticism

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In the 1890s one phrase above all stood as shorthand for the various controversies over gender that swirled throughout the period: “the New Woman.” In New Women fiction, progressive writers such as Sarah Grand, George Egerton, and Ella D’Arcy gave imaginative life to the plight of modern women—and reactionaries such as Grant Allen attempted to put women back in their place. In all the leading journals of the day these and other writers argued their cases in essays, letters, and reviews as well as in fiction. This anthology brings together for the first time a representative selection of the most important, interesting, and influential of New Woman writings.

The New Woman in Early Twentieth century Chinese Fiction

Woman. within. the. Party. Structure? Of all the radical male and female writers within the May Fourth group who represented new women in fiction, ...

Author: Jin Feng

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 155753330X

Category: Literary Criticism

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In The New Woman in Early Twentieth-century Chinese Fiction, Jin Feng discusses representations of women in May Fourth fiction, issues of gender, modernity, individualism, subjectivity, and narrative strategy. In this thought-provoking book about a crucial period of Chinese literature, Feng argues that male writers such as Lu Xun, Yu Dafu, Ba Jin, and Mao Dun created fictional women as mirror images of their own political inadequacy, but that at the same time this was also an egocentric ploy to affirm and highlight the modernity of the male author. This gender-biased attitude was translated into reality when women writers emerged. Whereas unfair, gender-biased criticism all but stifled the creative output of Bing Xin, Fang Yuanjun, and Lu Yin, Ding Ling's dogged attention to narrative strategy allowed her to maintain subjectivity and independence in her writings; that is until all writers were forced to write for the collective.

Tales of Translation

This book shows how the construction of the New Woman was influenced by the fictional and translational representation of a range of Western female icons, including the French Revolutionary figure Madame Roland and Dumas's "Dame aux ...

Author: Ying Hu

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804737746

Category: Literary Collections

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The figure of the New Woman, soon to become a major signpost of Chinese modernity, was in the process of being formed at the turn of the 20th century. This book shows how the construction of the New Woman was influenced by the fictional and translational representation of a range of Western female icons, including the French Revolutionary figure Madame Roland and Dumas's "Dame aux camelias.""

Creating the New Woman

The medical and educational approach to combatting prostitution thus opened the way for genteel women to take part in the new public conversation on sexual ...

Author: Judith N. McArthur

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252066790

Category: History

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"The coming woman in politics"--Domestic revolutionaries -- Every mother's child -- Cities of women -- "I wish my mother had a vote"--"These piping times of victory" -- Conclusion : gender and public cultures

New Woman Ecologies

These naturalized both an ecological modernity and the New Woman's privilege to access the same. A way had been paved, in fact, by New Woman literature and ...

Author: Alicia Carroll

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813942834

Category: Literary Criticism

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A transatlantic phenomenon of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the "New Woman" broke away from many of the constraints of the Victorian era to enjoy a greater freedom of movement in the social, physical, and intellectual realms. As Alicia Carroll reveals, the New Woman also played a significant role in environmental awareness and action. From the Arts and Crafts period, to before, during, and after the Great War, the iconic figure of the New Woman accompanied and informed historical women’s responses to the keen environmental issues of their day, including familiar concerns about air and water quality as well as critiques of Victorian floral ecologies, extinction narratives, land use, local food shortages, biodiversity decline, and food importation. As the Land Question intersected with the Woman Question, women contributed to a transformative early green culture, extolling the benefits of going back to the land themselves, as "England should feed her own people." Carroll traces the convergence of this work and a self-realization articulated by Mona Caird’s 1888 demand for the "acknowledgement of the obvious right of the woman to possess herself body and soul." By the early twentieth century, a thriving community of New Woman authors, gardeners, artists, and land workers had emerged and created a vibrant discussion. Exploring the early green culture of Arts and Crafts to women’s formation of rural utopian communities, the Women’s Land Army, and herbalists of the Great War and beyond, New Woman Ecologies shows how women established both their own autonomy and the viability of an ecological modernity.

New Woman

-New WomanManaging Director Ved Prakash PahWa Managing Editor Rajiv Pahwa EXeCUtive Directors Lalit Ved Prakash PahWa Varun PahWa Editor Hema Malini ...

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Publisher: Pioneer Book Co. Pvt. Ltd.

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India’s leading women’s English monthly magazine printed and published by Pioneer Book Co. Pvt. Ltd. New Woman covers a vast and eclectic range of issues that are close to every woman’s heart. Be it women’s changing roles in society, social issues, health and fitness, food, relationships, fashion, beauty, parenting, travel and entertainment, New Woman has all this and more. Filled with quick reads, analytic features, wholesome content, and vibrant pictures, reading New Woman is a hearty and enjoyable experience. Always reinventing itself and staying committed to maintaining its high standard, quality and consistency of magazine content, New Woman reflects the contemporary Indian woman’s dreams just the way she wants it. A practical guide for women on-the-go, New Woman seeks to inform, entertain and enrich its readers’ lives.
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Gender Technology and the New Woman

to structure once reviewers and critics had given them a collective image, it was not necessary to be a woman to write a New Woman novel' (1989: 189).

Author: Lena WA¥nggren

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474416276

Category: Social Science

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This book examines late nineteenth-century feminism in relation to technologies of the time, marking the crucial role of technology in social and literary struggles for equality. The New Woman, the fin de siecle cultural archetype of early feminism, became the focal figure for key nineteenth-century debates concerning issues such as gender and sexuality, evolution and degeneration, science, empire and modernity. While the New Woman is located in the debates concerning the 'crisis in gender' or 'sexual anarchy' of the time, the period also saw an upsurge of new technologies of communication, transport and medicine. As this monograph demonstrates, literature of the time is inevitably caught up in this technological modernity: technologies such as the typewriter, the bicycle, and medical technologies, through literary texts come to work as freedom machines, as harbingers of female emancipation.

New Woman Hybridities

The new type of woman also appeared asa characterin fiction. In the early1900s, many novels depicted a new typeof heroineto appealtothe popular imagination, ...

Author: MARGARET BEETHAM

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134422692

Category: Literary Criticism

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Since the 1970s, the literary and cultural politics of the turn-of-the-century New Woman have received increasing academic attention. Whether she is seen as the emblem of sexual anarchy, an agent of mediation between mass market and modernist cultures, or as a symptom of the consolidation of nineteenth and early twentieth-century political liberation movements, the New Woman represents a site of cultural and socio-political contestation and acts as a marker of modernity. This book explores the diversity of meanings ascribed to the New Woman in the context of cultural debates conducted within and across a wide range of national frameworks including the UK, Canada, North America, Europe, and Japan. The key concept of 'hybridities' is used to elucidate the national and ethnic multiplicity of the 'modern woman' as well as to locate this figure both within international consumer culture and within feminist writing. The book is structured around four key themes. 'Hybridities' examines the instabilities of New Woman identities and discourses in relation to both national/ethnic contexts and the textual parameters of New Woman writings. 'Through the (Periodical) Looking Glass' is concerned with the periodical press and its production and circulation of New Woman images. 'Feminist Counter Cultures?' interrogates feminist efforts to influence and shape this process by mimicking or subverting dominant models of representation and by establishing alternative spaces for the articulation of New Woman subjectivities. 'Race and the New Woman' inspects white New Women's investment in hegemonic racial discourses, looking at the way in which black and non-Western women inserted liberationist discourses into the New Woman debate. This book will be essential reading for advanced students and researchers of American Studies, Women's Studies, and Women's History.

The Irish New Woman

However, just as in the narrative of those radical factory workers, the Irish aspect of the New Woman question has been occluded in mainstream history over ...

Author: Tina O'Toole

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137349132

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Irish New Woman explores the textual and ideological connections between feminist, nationalist and anti-imperialist writing and political activism at the fin de siècle . This is the first study which foregrounds the Irish and New Woman contexts, effecting a paradigm shift in the critical reception of fin de siècle writers and their work.

The New Woman s Film

This volume does not seek to offer an exhaustive survey of the new woman«s film. Rather, it proposes to look closely at the genesis and the evolution of the ...

Author: Hilary Radner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317286479

Category: Social Science

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With the chick flick arguably in decline, film scholars may well ask: what has become of the woman’s film? Little attention has been paid to the proliferation of films, often from the independent sector, that do not sit comfortably in either the category of popular culture or that of high art––films that are perhaps the corollary of the middle-brow novel, or "smart-chick flicks". This book seeks to fill this void by focusing on the steady stream of films about and for women that emerge out of independent American and European cinema, and that are designed to address an international female audience. The new woman's film as a genre includes narratives with strong ties to the woman’s film of classical Hollywood while constituting a new distinctive cycle of female-centered films that in many ways continue the project of second-wave feminism, albeit in a modified form. Topics addressed include: The Bridges of Madison County (Clint Eastwood, 1995); the feature-length films of Nicole Holofcener, 1996-2013; the film roles of Tilda Swinton; Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme, 2008); Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen, 2013); Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, 2012), Belle (Amma Asante, 2013), Fifty Shades of Grey (Sam Taylor-Johnson, 2015) and Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel, 2013-).

New Woman Fiction

Women Writing First-Wave Feminism A. Heilmann ... While most New Woman writers attached a symbolical value to the concept of a maternal ethic, they provided ...

Author: A. Heilmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230288355

Category: Literary Criticism

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The New Woman was the symbol of the shifting categories of gender and sexuality and epitomised the spirit of the fin de siècle . This informative monograph offers an interdisciplinary approach to the growing field of New Woman studies by exploring the relationship between first-wave feminist literature, the nineteenth-century women's movement and female consumer culture. The book expertly places the debate about femininity, feminism and fiction in its cultural and socio-historical context, examining New Woman fiction as a genre whose emerging theoretical discourse prefigured concepts central to second-wave feminist theory.

New Woman Fiction 1881 1899 Part I

I The labelling of Miss Brown as a New Woman novel is a recent phenomenon. When the field of New Woman studies emerged in the early 1990s, Miss Brown was ...

Author: Carolyn W de la L Oulton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351221733

Category: Literary Criticism

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Contains three early examples of the genre of New Woman writing, each portraying women in ways wholly different to those which had gone before. This title includes "Kith and Kin" (1881), "Miss Brown" and "The Wing of Azrael".

New Woman Fiction 1881 1899 Part II

Therie Hendrey-Seabrook suggests that 'Loveday will not brook those restraints experienced by Dorothea', thus aligning her with the New Woman ...

Author: Carolyn W de la L Oulton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351221641

Category: Literary Criticism

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Covers four texts from the 1890s that helped to crystallize the idea of the 'New Woman' during a period where the role of women was increasingly debated and challenged, not least due to the growth of the suffrage movement.

From New Woman Writer to Socialist

The New Woman was an intellectual phenomenon that came from Europe and North America to Japan through realist drama. In particular, the plays of Henrik ...

Author: Anne E. Sokolsky

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004291072

Category: Literary Criticism

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In From New Woman Writer to Socialist: The Life and Selected Writings of Tamura Toshiko from 1936 to 1938, Anne Sokolsky offers both a detailed biography of Tamura Toshiko’s life and translations into English of selected writings from the latter part of Tamura’s career, a result of her time in North America.