IDEOLOGIES OF PATRIARCHY, FEMINISM, AND FICTION IN THE ODD WOMEN

@inproceedings{David1984IDEOLOGIESOP,
  title={IDEOLOGIES OF PATRIARCHY, FEMINISM, AND FICTION IN THE ODD WOMEN},
  author={Deirdre David and Kenneth Burke},
  year={1984}
}
George Gissing's The Odd Women begins with the death of a father, an event that can be read as the emblematic demise of the Victorian patriarch, and ends with the birth of his granddaughter, perhaps the birth of a brave "New Woman." But this is no easy fable in which oppressive patriarchy is vanquished by liberating feminism, nor, for that matter, where feminism is chillingly discredited by the chosen celibacy of its most aggressive spokeswoman, Rhoda Nunn. The Odd Women is a complex and… CONTINUE READING