Victorian Women Writiers, Radical Grandmothers, and the Gendering of God
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: The Ohio State University Press
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There are numerous people and institutions to be recognized for their assistance during the research, writing, and revision phases of this proj-ect. First of all, with funding from the University of New Mexico Femi-nist Research Institute and Research Allocations Committee, I was able to do research at the British Library, the J. P. Morgan Library, the Hunting-...
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England has had many learned women, not merely readers but writers of the learned languages, in Elizabeth’s [page break] time and afterwards—women of deeper acquirements than are common now in the greater diffusion of letters; and yet where were the poetesses? The divine breath . . . why did it never pass, even in the lyrical form, over the lips of a woman? How strange! ...
“Gods of the old mythology arise”
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...[Brontë] attempts to discover new modes by which the soul may be realized through the self, indeed a new synthesis of the old religion and Romanticism.charloTTe BronTË was fourteen when she wrote “The Violet,” spo-ken by her Angrian hero, the Marquis of Douro. Cataloguing famed classical writers, the Marquis desires to be numbered in a modern “Parnassas.” When ...
Feminist Reincarnations ofthe Madonna
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APART from the horrors and calamities of war, unquestionably the leading topic of the day is the new Romish dogma—the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: “the event of the nineteenth century,” as the Dublin —Edward Maguire, The New Romish Dogma of the Immaculate Conception v —Qtd. in “Histoire de l’Eglise de France” 428 (“Observateur Catholique”)...
Invoking “all the godheads”
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...[Miss E. B. Barrett] writes . . . like an inspired priestess . . . whose individual-I was in great danger of becoming the founder of a religion of my own. —Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “Juvenile Autobiography” 15 — Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “The Book of the Poets” 92; qtd. in Olivia olIVIa Taylor notes that Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s statement that ...
Eve, the Female Messiah,and the Virgin inFlorence Nightingale’sPersonal and Public Papers
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... —Florence Nightingale, Nightingale Papers XII, 17 Janvier 1850, NP 45846Nightingale subverts a fundamental Western myth—that of God’s incarna-tion as man—by suggesting God’s alternative incarnation as woman.In 1833 the Owenite journal The Crisis published a letter from a femi-nist socialist who invoked Cassandra in her call for women’s rights. Using ...
Ariadne and the Madonna
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Every God, even including the God of the Word, relies on a mother —Julia Kristeva, The Portable Kristeva, edited by Kelly Oliver 322She [George Eliot] is the first great godless writer of fiction that has appeared In The fInal chapTer of this study, I turn to the 1860s and George Eliot’s early novel Romola, which revolves around the eponymous her-...
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In 1995–96 when I went up for tenure and promotion, Brigham Young University fired me, ostensibly for preaching doctrine heretical to the Mor-mon faith. The letter that informed me of the termination of my appoint-ment noted that I had “enervated the very moral fiber” of the university. My “apostasy” was based, mainly, on the charge that I had stated in a talk ...
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Page Count: 208
Publication Year: 2012
Series Title: Literature, Religion, and Postsecular Studies
Series Editor Byline: Lori Branch