Other mothers : beyond the maternal ideal / edited by Ellen Bayuk Rosenman and Claudia C. Klaver

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Subjects: English literature--19th century--History and criticism
Motherhood in literature
Mothers in literature
Femininity (Philosophy) in literature
Motherhood--Social aspects--Great Britain--History--19th century
Motherhood--Political aspects--Great Britain--History--19th century
Sex role in literature
Social classes in literature
Race in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2008
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: vii, 348 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Illustrations
Introduction / Claudia C. K. Laver, Ellen Bayuk Rosenman 1
Pt. I. Beyond the Maternal Ideal
1. "How to Be a Domestic Goddess" Redux / Deirdre D'Albertis 25
2. "Long, Long Disappointment": Maternal Failure and Masculine Exhaustion in Margaret Oliphant's Autobiography / Laura Green 36
3. "Bland, Adoring, and Gently Tearful Women": Debunking the Maternal Ideal in George Eliot's Felix Holt / Heather Milton 55
4. Elderly Mothers and Middle-Aged Daughters in Charles Dickens's Dombey and Son / Teresa Mangum 75
Pt. II. "Bad Mothers": Caretaking, Class, and Maternal Violence
5. Unforgiven: Drunken Mothers in Hesba Stretton's Religious Tract Society and Scottish Temperance League Fiction / Deborah Denenholz Morse 101
6. Infant Doping and Middle-Class Motherhood: Opium Warnings and Charlotte Yonge's The Daisy Chain / Dara Rossman Regaignon 125
7. Motherhood on Trial: Violence and Unwed Mothers in Victorian England / Ginger Frost 145
8. A Murdering Mother: Frances Knorr / Lucy Sussex 163
Pt. III. Maternity and Difference: Nation, Race, and Empire
9. "My Own Dear Sons": Discursive Maternity and Proper British Bodies in Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands / Deirdre H. McMahon 181
10. Conceiving the Nation: Visions and Versions of Colonial Prenatality / Deirdre Osborne 202
11. Orphan Stories and Maternal Legacies in Charlotte Bronte / Mary Jean Corbett 227
12. Distance Mothering and the "Cradle Lands": Imperial Motherhood and Lady Duff Gordon's Letters from Egypt / Cara Murray 248
Pt. IV. The Maternal Body
13. The Text as Child: Gender/Sex and Metaphors of Maternity at the Fin de Siecle / Brenda R. Weber 271
14. The Widest Lap: Fatness, Fasting, and Nurturance in Nineteenth-Century Fiction / Lillian E. Craton 291
15. Mother Love: Edith Simcox, Maternity, and Lesbian Erotics / Ellen Bayuk Rosenman 313
Contributors 335
Index 339
Additional Authors: Rosenman, Ellen Bayuk
Klaver, Claudia C
Notes: LCCN: 2008018816
ISBN: 9780814202869 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0814202861 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780814290477 (CD-ROM)
ISBN: 0814290477 (CD-ROM)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Beyond the maternal ideal -- "Bad mothers" : caretaking, class, and maternal violence -- Maternity and difference : nation, race, and empire -- The maternal body
OCLC Number: 226308180
ISBN/ISSN: 9780814202869