New PDF release: Adolescent Girlhood and Literary Culture at the Fin de

By Beth Rodgers

ISBN-10: 3319326236

ISBN-13: 9783319326238

This publication examines the development of adolescent girlhood throughout a number genres in the ultimate many years of the 19th century. It argues that there has been a preoccupation with defining, characterising and naming adolescent girlhood at the fin de siècle. those ‘daughters of today’, ‘juvenile spinsters’ and ‘modern girls’, because the press variously termed them, occupying a borderland among adolescence and womanhood, have been noticeable to be inextricably attached to past due nineteenth-century modernity: they have been the goods of adjustments happening in schooling and employment and of the problem to conventional conceptions of femininity awarded via the girl query. the writer argues that the moving nature of the fashionable adolescent woman made her a malleable cultural determine, and a gathering element for plenty of of the conventional debates linked to fin-de-siècle society. by way of juxtaposing varied fabric, from children’s books and ladies’ magazines to New lady novels and mental stories, the writer contextualises adolescent girlhood as a unique yet complicated cultural class on the finish of the 19th century.

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