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Schools of sympathy [electronic resource] : gender and identification through the novel / Nancy Roberts.

By: Roberts, Nancy, 1948-.
Contributor(s): UBC Academic Women's Association.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997Description: 1 online resource (xii, 179 p.).ISBN: 0773516859 (pbk.); 9780773516854 (pbk.); 0773516689 (bound); 9780773516687 (bound); 9780773566873 (electronic bk.); 0773566872 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): English fiction -- History and criticism | Women in literature | Sex role in literature | Gender identity in literature | Feminism and literature -- Great Britain -- History | American fiction -- History and criticism | Feminism and literature | Sympathy in literature | Victims in literature | Electronic books | Roman anglais -- Histoire et critique | Femmes dans la litt�erature | R�ole selon le sexe dans la litt�erature | Identit�e sexuelle dans la litt�erature | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Schools of sympathy.DDC classification: 823.009/9287 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Schools of sympathy -- Clarissa: novel as trial -- The Scarlet Letter and "The spectacle of the scaffold" -- Changing places: gender and identity in The Portrait of a Lady -- "A thousand pities": the reader and Tess of the d'Urbervilles" -- "Back talk": the work of Margaret Atwood and Angela Carter.
Review: "Schools of Sympathy is a feminist exploration of gender and identification in Samuel Richardson's Clarissa, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Henry James's Portrait of a Lady, and Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles. In each of these novels the heroine is portrayed as a victim. Nancy Roberts examines how the reader's sympathy for the heroines is constructed, the motivations and desires involved in an identification with victimization, and the gender and power roles that such an identification calls into play."--Jacket.
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Co-published by the University of British Columbia, Academic Women's Association.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Schools of sympathy -- Clarissa: novel as trial -- The Scarlet Letter and "The spectacle of the scaffold" -- Changing places: gender and identity in The Portrait of a Lady -- "A thousand pities": the reader and Tess of the d'Urbervilles" -- "Back talk": the work of Margaret Atwood and Angela Carter.

"Schools of Sympathy is a feminist exploration of gender and identification in Samuel Richardson's Clarissa, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Henry James's Portrait of a Lady, and Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles. In each of these novels the heroine is portrayed as a victim. Nancy Roberts examines how the reader's sympathy for the heroines is constructed, the motivations and desires involved in an identification with victimization, and the gender and power roles that such an identification calls into play."--Jacket.

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