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Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels

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Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels

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Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels by Laurence Talairach Vielmas
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Laurence Talairach-Vielmas explores Victorian representations of femininity in narratives that depart from mainstream realism, from fairy tales by George MacDonald, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Juliana Horatia Ewing, and Jean Ingelow, to sensation novels by Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, and Charles Dickens. Feminine representation, Talairach-Vielmas argues, is actually presented in a hyper-realistic way in such anti-realistic genres as children's literature and sensation fiction. In fact, it is precisely the clash between fantasy and reality that enables the narratives to interrogate the real and re-create a new type of realism that exposes the normative constraints imposed to contain the female body. In her exploration of the female body and its representations, Talairach-Vielmas examines how Victorian fantasies and sensation novels deconstruct and reconstruct femininity; she focuses in particular on the links between the female characters and consumerism, and shows how these serve to illuminate the tensions underlying the representation of the Victorian ideal.

Author Biography

Laurence Talairach-Vielmas is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Toulouse-Le Mirail, France.
Release date NZ
August 28th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Includes 6 b&w illustrations
Imprint
Ashgate Publishing Limited
Pages
200
ISBN-13
9780754660347
Product ID
1835628

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