Outside the Pale

9780801428319: Hardback
Release Date: 7th December 1993

9780801480850: Paperback
Release Date: 7th December 1993

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 224

Series Reading Women Writing

Cornell University Press

Outside the Pale

Cultural Exclusion, Gender Difference, and the Victorian Woman Writer

Elsie B. Michie here provides insightful readings of novels by Mary Shelley, Emily and Charlotte Bront, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Eliot, writers who confronted definitions of femininity which denied them full participation in literary culture...

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Elsie B. Michie here provides insightful readings of novels by Mary Shelley, Emily and Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Eliot, writers who confronted definitions of femininity which denied them full participation in literary culture. Exploring a series of abhorrent images, Michie traces the links between the Victorian definition of femininity and other forms of cultural exclusion such as race and class distinctions.

Elsie B. Michie is Assistant Professor of English at Louisiana State University. A graduate of Brown University, she received her Ph.D. degree from Yale University.