The Sense of sex : feminist perspectives on Hardy / edited by Margaret R. Higonnet

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Subjects: Feminism and literature--England
Women and literature--England
Sex role in literature
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928--Political and social views
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928--Characters--Women
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1993
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: 270 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction / Margaret R. Higonnet 1
A Woman's Story: Tess and the Problem of Voice / Margaret R. Higonnet 14
Becoming a Man in Jude the Obscure / Elizabeth Langland 32
Narrative Gender, and Power in Far from the Madding Crowd / Linda M. Shires 49
Pay as You Go: Exchanges of Bodies and Signs / Elisabeth Bronfen 66
Textual Hysteria: Hardy's Narrator on Women / Kristin Brady 87
Hardy Ruins: Female Spaces and Male Designs / U. C. Knoepflmacher 107
Girl-watching, Child-beating, and Other Exercises for Readers of Jude the Obscure / James R. Kincaid 132
Looking at Tess: The Female Figure in Two Narrative Media / Dianne Fallon Sadoff 149
Hardy's Female Reader / Judith Mitchell 172
The Menace of Solitude: The Politics and Aesthetics of Exclusion in The Woodlanders / Robert Kiely 188
Club Laws: Chess and the Construction of Gender in A Pair of Blue Eyes / Mary Rimmer 203
Moral Authority in the Late Novels: The Gendering of Art / John Kucich 221
"A Complicated Position for a Woman": The Hand of Ethelberta / Penny Boumelha 242
Notes on Contributors 261
Index 263
Additional Authors: Higonnet, Margaret R
Notes: LCCN: 92000716
ISBN: 0252019407 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0252062604 (pbk. : alk. paper))
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 25165057
ISBN/ISSN: 0252019407
0252062604