Writing the Self into Existence: Neurasthenic Women and the Rendering of Literary Form during the Victorian Age
This paper examines Victorian constructs of gender and literary creativity to determine how specific women writers crafted literary narratives that revealed and magnified their own developing sense of self.
||Nineteenth Century Women Writers, Neurasthenia and Literary Creativity, Gender and the Formulation of Identity, Narrative as a Mode of Inquiry, Autobiography as Self-Representation, Shared Knowledge through Language
The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp.25-36.
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Dr. Jana Rivers Norton is Assistant Professor at National University, College of Letters and Sciences and Co-director of the Center for Cultural and Ethnic Studies. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in writing, literature, gender studies and trauma and narrative. Dr. Rivers Norton has presented at several national and international conferences and she is the co-author of several cross-cultural language arts/social science readers.
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