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Women, The Novel, And Natural Philosophy, 1660-1727, Karen Gevirtz Mar 2014

Women, The Novel, And Natural Philosophy, 1660-1727, Karen Gevirtz

Karen Bloom Gevirtz

Women, the Novel, and Natural Philosophy, 1660-1727 shows how early women novelists drew on debates about the self generated by the 'scientific' revolution to establish the novel as a genre and literary omniscience as a point of view. These writers such as Aphra Behn, Jane Barker, Eliza Haywood, and Mary Davys used, tested, explored, accepted, and rejected ideas about the self in their works to represent the act of knowing and what it means to be a knowing self. Karen Bloom Gevirtz agues that as they did so, they developed structures for representing authoritative knowing that contributed to the development ...


Review Of "Reading Jane Austen" By Mona Scheuermann, "Why Jane Austen?" By Rachel Brownstein, Karen Gevirtz Apr 2013

Review Of "Reading Jane Austen" By Mona Scheuermann, "Why Jane Austen?" By Rachel Brownstein, Karen Gevirtz

Karen Bloom Gevirtz

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Isaac's Eye," By Lucas Hnath, Ensemble Studio Theater, Karen Gevirtz Dec 2011

Review Of "Isaac's Eye," By Lucas Hnath, Ensemble Studio Theater, Karen Gevirtz

Karen Bloom Gevirtz

No abstract provided.


Life After Death: Widows And The English Novel, Defoe To Austen, Karen Gevirtz Dec 2004

Life After Death: Widows And The English Novel, Defoe To Austen, Karen Gevirtz

Karen Bloom Gevirtz

This monograph argues that images of the widow in the early novel served to express, explore, and construct concepts of appropriate female activity in emerging capitalism during the eighteenth century in England. Drawing on novels published between 1719 and 1818, this study investigates how different classes of widows (affluent, working class, impoverished, and criminal) functioned to challenge and affirm emerging economic values. A concluding chapter on widows in Jane Austen's work shows how changing notions of appropriate female economic activity had settled by the establishment of both the capitalist economy and the novel in the early nineteenth century.


Julius Lester, Karen Gevirtz Dec 2000

Julius Lester, Karen Gevirtz

Karen Bloom Gevirtz

This article is reprinted from the original reference work, the Oxford Companion to African American Literature (Oxford University Press, 1997). It describes the life and career of Julius Lester.


Melba Boyd, Karen Gevirtz Dec 2000

Melba Boyd, Karen Gevirtz

Karen Bloom Gevirtz

This article has been reprinted in a revised edition of the Oxford Companion to African American Literature (Oxford University Press, 1997). It describes the life and career of Melba Boyd.


Overview Of Gulliver's Travels, Karen Gevirtz Dec 1996

Overview Of Gulliver's Travels, Karen Gevirtz

Karen Bloom Gevirtz

No abstract provided.