Category Archives: Women in Literature

A Southern Belle in Decline.

The South, The Smell and The Societal Moral Descent in William Faulkner’s ‘A Rose for Emily’. “Alive, Miss Emily had been a tradition, a duty, and a care; a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town”. William Faulkner’s 1930 short … Continue reading

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An Imprisoned Female Sexuality.

Sex and Sexuality in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’.  “There are things in that paper that nobody knows but me, or ever will”. Published in 1892, ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ is an example of American feminist literature. Gilman’s short story … Continue reading

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Girlhood Interrupted: Identity, Femininity and Anxiety in the ‘Alice’ Books.

The struggle for identity in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. “She generally gave herself very good advice though she seldom ever followed it”. Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ([1865]1988) and Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There ([1871]1988) focus … Continue reading

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Jordan Baker, Gender and The Great Gatsby.

A critical analysis of the relationship between narration, characterisation and gender in The Great Gatsby.  “She was incredibly dishonest”. In The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald, 2001), Nick Carraway’s depiction of Jordan Baker contradicts essentialist beliefs about gender. Essentialism refers to the belief that … Continue reading

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A feminist Pinner.

Can’t get enough with anything to do with Feminism Through Cinema and Literature? Check out my feminist-themed boards on Pinterest (https://uk.pinterest.com/tiabyer/). From Feminist film, photography and quotes, to photos of female icons such as Priscilla Presley, Vivien Leigh and Jackie … Continue reading

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Feminism in Harry Potter

The Women of Harry Potter: A dedication to the women of Harry Potter, in the words of their author and the actresses who portrayed them. “I am a female writer and what’s interesting about the wizarding world is when you … Continue reading

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The Love Story of a Lifetime.

Jennifer Cavalleri. “What can you say about a 25 year old girl that died? That she was beautiful, and brilliant.” Known for its infamous tag-line “Love means never having to say you’re sorry”, Love Story follows Harvard law student Oliver Barrett IV … Continue reading

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