Time, Space, and Gender in the Nineteenth-Century British Diary is the first comprehensive overview of the omnipresent phenomenon that was the nineteenth-century British diary. Examining manuscript diaries, diary publication, and diaries in fiction, the book explores how the diaryas organization of time and space made it an invaluable and uniquely effective vehicle for the dominant discourses of the period, including religion, Romanticism, empire, empiricism, domesticity, and nostalgia. The exploration of this vast and varied genre lays the foundation for an analysis of how the diary came to be known as the feminized, emotive, private form still privileged today.happiness of others, which is of my makingaa love renewed, which is of my bringing back? ... that heterosexuality cannot work that far outside of gender normsathat is, between a partially feminized man and a wholly masculine woman. ... athat my husband hates me in secreta (361), and thus to convince her to run away with himahis efforts result not in his own ... the men and women who remain have achieved (or been forced into) an active and successful masculinity and femininity.
|Title||:||Time, Space, and Gender in the Nineteenth-Century British Diary|
|Author||:||Rebecca Steinitz, Steinitz Rebecca Palgrave Connect|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2011-10-25|