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by Joseph Litvak

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  • ISBN 0520074521
  • ISBN13 978-0520074521
  • Language English
  • Author Joseph Litvak
  • Publisher University of California Press (January 15, 1992)
  • Pages 304
  • Formats mbr mobi lit rtf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1951 kb
  • Size Fb2 1616 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
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Litvak demonstrates that private experience in the novels of Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Eliot, and James is a rigorous enactment of a public script that constructs normative gender and class identities. He suggests that the theatricality which pervades these novels enforces social norms while introducing opportunities for novelists to resist them. This approach encourages a rethinking of the genre and its cultural contexts in all their instability and ambivalence.

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Litvak demonstrates that private experience in the novels of Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Eliot, and James .

Litvak demonstrates that private experience in the novels of Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Eliot, and James is a rigorous enactment of a public script that constructs normative gender and class identities. This approach encourages a rethinking of the genre and its cultural contexts in all their instability and ambivalence. Joseph Litvak is Associate Professor of English at Bowdin College.

In Caught in the Act, Joseph Litvak reveals not only the surprising wealth of theatrical themes in the canonical nineteenth-century English novel, but also the complex and over-determined politics of this theatricality. Nineteenth-century fiction is typically understood as enshrining the bourgeois values of privacy, domesticity, subjectivity, and sincerity. But Litvak demonstrates that private experience in the novels of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Henry James is in fact a rigorous enactment of a public script that constructs normative gender and class identities.

Caught in the Act book. This approach encourages a Litvak demonstrates that private experience in the novels of Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Eliot, and James is a rigorous enactment of a public script that constructs normative gender and class identities.

Litvak demonstrates that private experience in the novels of Austen . University of California Press, 15 Oca 1992 - 304 sayfa. the book's main subtext is indeed about the theatricality of interpretation; and while the elaboration of this subtext means that, with varying degrees of sympathy, I (get to) catch other critics in the act, I make a point of catching myself as well.

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In Caught in the Act: Theatricality in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel, 109 -48. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992. Miller D. A. "Discipline in Different Voices: Bureaucracy, Police, Family, and Bleak House. In The Novel and the Police, 58 -106. They began to treat as autonomous the ethical component of the gentleman (the code of duty and disinterest), which was originally rooted in the ownership of property and which sig -407- naled a commitment to the general rather than particular good.

5 The Daughters of the New Republic Girls’ Play in Nineteenth-Century American . And yet, literary theatricality, as Joseph Litvak asserts.

5 The Daughters of the New Republic Girls’ Play in Nineteenth-Century American Juvenile Fiction. In the previous chapter I discussed Fanny Price’s moral character in its relation to private closing in ; this chapter will explore the acting-out found in nineteenth-century American fiction. And yet, literary theatricality, as Joseph Litvak asserts, does not function in fiction as prop only.

In the late novels, too, it is the middle class that carries itself in more self-important ways, and the lower class that is demonstrably . Dickens and Sensationalism. In Caught in the Act: Theatricality in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel, 109 -48.

In the late novels, too, it is the middle class that carries itself in more self-important ways, and the lower class that is demonstrably less assured. London, opened up by the police and by the surveillance of observers like Dickens himself, seems less mysterious, less enchanting. 'Discipline in Different Voices: Bureaucracy, Police, Family, and Bleak House. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.