About

This blog has been designed to look at the history of the realistic woman in literature and society. There have been many representations of women that do not show the full truth of who woman is, and it is my intention to track woman through history using literature, popular culture, and academic writings. I have named my blog The Phoenix  because I believe the authors of the literature I am reviewing are rewriting woman from the ashes of her predecessor, the Old woman, who does not properly portray or represent woman as she truly is. When mapping this New woman I speak of I will be using academic literature as well as literary works, but to make it fun, I will be analyzing some popular culture that I really like, popular culture that, stand out as having gendered views that touch on my subject. A sample of what’s to come

  • The Walking Dead
  • Thelma and Louise
  • The Golden Girls
  • Random right…

Works Cited

The Phallocentric View of Woman Throughout History:

Dafoe, Daniel. Moll Flanders. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Hecht, Anne. Advice to Mrs. Mowat. University of Toronto Libraries Online 1786. Retrieved from Representative Poetry Online 2013.

Humphreys, Sara. “Ecriture Feminine in Editing Practice Or The Medusa Publishes.” and “Gender and Sex on the Open Market: The 18th  century shift.” Gender, Sexuality and Literature. Trent University, Oshawa. January 24, 2013, February 14, 2013.

Joyce, James. Ulysses “Penelope.” Trieste-Zurich-Paris 1914-1921. Retrieved from Gutenberg.org 2013.

Rossetti, Christina. “Goblin Market.” Fisher Rare Book Library 1862 (Toronto). Retrieved from Representative Poetry Online 2013.

Literature Becomes You 

Bronte, Charlotte.  Jane Eyre. Toronto: Random House, 2011.

Cixous, Helene, Keith Cohen and Paula Cohen. The Laugh of the Medusa. Signs. Vol. 1, No. 4. The University of Chicago Press, 1976. 875-893

Humphreys, Sara. “Ecriture Feminine in Editing Practice Or The Medusa Publishes.” Gender, Sexuality and Literature. Trent University, Oshawa. January 24, 2013.

James, E.L. Fifty Shades of Grey. Toronto: Random House, 2011.

Joyce, James. Ulysses “Penelope.” Trieste-Zurich-Paris 1914-1921. Retrieved from Gutenberg.org 2013.

Lee, Elizabeth. “Gender Matters: Women in Literature.” The Victorian Web. Brown University: 1996. http://www.victorianweb.org/gender/womlitov.html

Feminism: A Comparison of Moll Flanders and Thelma and Louise

Dafoe, Daniel. Moll Flanders. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Humphreys, Sara. “Moll Flanders.” Gender, Sexuality and Literature. Trent University, Oshawa. February 28, 2013.

Thelma and Louise. Dir. Ridley Scott. Perf. Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 1991.

Freedom Through Female Eroticism 

Foucault, Michel. “The Perverse Implantation” and “Periodization” in The History of Sexuality. 36-49 and 115-131.

Rossetti, Christina. “Goblin Market.” (1862) Representative Poetry On-line. Toronto: University of Toronto, 1997.

“Teen Who Posted Video on Bullying Found Dead.” Youtube.com

Women in the 21st Century 

Fatness on Facebook: Would you Rather be a Whale or a Mermaid? Health Kicker. October 2011.

Riley, Denise. “Bodies, Identities Feminisms.” Am I That Name? 96-115

Victoria’s Secret model Cameron Russell opens up about the ‘guilt’ she feels for ‘promoting an ideal that’s not attainable’. Mail Online. March 2013.

 

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One Response to About

  1. doctorsara says:

    Neat! And what a works cited list!

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