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Empire in British girls' literature and culture: imperial girls, 1880-1915

Smith, Michelle 2011, Empire in British girls' literature and culture: imperial girls, 1880-1915, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, N. Y..

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Title Empire in British girls' literature and culture: imperial girls, 1880-1915
Author(s) Smith, Michelle
Publication date 2011
Series Critical approaches to children's literature
Total pages 207 p.
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication New York, N. Y.
Keyword(s) children's literature
girls
imperialism
Britain
Summary While the gender and age of the girl may seem to remove her from any significant contribution to empire, this book provides both a new perspective on familiar girls' literature, and the first detailed examination of lesser-known fiction relating the emergence of fictional girl adventurers, castaways and 'ripping' schoolgirls to the British Empire.
Notes Contents :Introduction: Imperial girls in British literature and culture -- Shaping the 'useful' girl: the Girl's Own Paper, 1880-1907 -- Developing pedagogy and hybridised femininity in the girls' school story -- Adventurous girls of the British empire: the novels of Bessie Marchant -- Fantastic and domestic girls and the idolisation of 'improving' others -- Be(ing) prepared: girl guides, colonial life, and national strength -- Microcosms of girlhood: reworking the Robinsonade for girls.
ISBN 023027286X
9780230272866
Language eng
Field of Research 200503 British and Irish Literature
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category A1.1 Books - authored - research
Copyright notice ©2011, Palgrave Macmillan
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30053407

Document type: Book
Collection: Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention
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