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dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Lisa L. (Lisa Lynne)en
dc.contributor.advisorCullingford, Elizabethen
dc.creatorBacon, Catherine M.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-15T14:47:11Zen
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-15T14:47:24Zen
dc.date.available2011-06-15T14:47:11Zen
dc.date.available2011-06-15T14:47:24Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-2674en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractMy dissertation offers a new look at how women authors used popular genres to negotiate their economic, artistic, and sexual autonomy, as well as their national and imperial identities, in the context of the changes brought by modernity. As medical science and popular media attempted to delineate women’s sexual natures, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Winifred Holtby, Kate O’Brien, and Molly Keane created narratives which challenged not only psychoanalytic proscriptions about the need for sexual satisfaction, but traditional ideas about women’s inherent modesty. They absorbed, revised, and occasionally rejected outright the discourses of sexology in order to advocate a more diffuse sensuality; for these writers, adventure, travel, independence, creativity, and love between women provided satisfactions as rich as those ascribed to normative heterosexuality. I identify a history of queer sexuality in both Irish and English contexts, one which does not conform to emergent lesbian identity while still exceeding the limits of heteronormativity.en
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dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectMolly Keaneen
dc.subjectWinifred Holtbyen
dc.subjectSylvia Townsend Warneren
dc.subjectKate O'Brienen
dc.subjectInter-waren
dc.subjectWomen's novelsen
dc.subjectCelibacyen
dc.subjectSpinstersen
dc.subjectSexology and literatureen
dc.subjectSex in literatureen
dc.subjectSingle women in literatureen
dc.subjectEnglish literatureen
dc.subjectBritish literatureen
dc.subject20th centuryen
dc.subjectWomen writersen
dc.subjectWomen authorsen
dc.subjectLolly Willowesen
dc.subjectLand of green gingeren
dc.subjectRising tideen
dc.subjectMary Lavelleen
dc.subjectFemale sexualityen
dc.subjectLesbians in literatureen
dc.titleBeyond sexual satisfaction : pleasure and autonomy in women’s inter-war novels in England and Irelanden
dc.date.updated2011-06-15T14:47:24Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCarter, Miaen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEastman, Carolineen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGarrity, Janeen
dc.description.departmentEnglishen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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