British and American School Stories, 1910-1960 - Rosoff, Nancy G.; Spencer, Stephanie
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This book examines school and college fiction for girls in Britain and the United States, written in the first half of the twentieth century, to explore the formation and ideologies of feminine identity. Nancy G. Rosoff and Stephanie Spencer develop a transnational framework that recognises how both constructed and essential femininities transcend national boundaries. The book discusses the significance and performance of female friendship across time and place, which is central to the development of the genre, and how it functioned as an important means of informal education. Stories by…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book examines school and college fiction for girls in Britain and the United States, written in the first half of the twentieth century, to explore the formation and ideologies of feminine identity. Nancy G. Rosoff and Stephanie Spencer develop a transnational framework that recognises how both constructed and essential femininities transcend national boundaries. The book discusses the significance and performance of female friendship across time and place, which is central to the development of the genre, and how it functioned as an important means of informal education. Stories by Jessie Graham Flower, Pauline Lester, Alice Ross Colver, Elinor Brent-Dyer, and Dorita Fairlie Bruce are set within their historical context and then used to explore aspects of sociability, authority, responsibility, domesticity, and possibility. The distinctiveness of this book stems from the historical analysis of these sources, which have so far primarily been treated by literary scholars within their national context.
Winner of the History of Education Society Anne Bloomfield Prize for the best book on history of education published in English 2017-19
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer International Publishing;
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-030-05985-9
  • 1st ed. 2019
  • Erscheinungstermin: 7. März 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 153mm x 19mm
  • Gewicht: 478g
  • ISBN-13: 9783030059859
  • ISBN-10: 3030059855
  • Artikelnr.: 54530050
Autorenporträt
Nancy G. Rosoff is Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies at Arcadia University, USA. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the History of Women's Education at the University of Winchester, UK, and has published on the history of girls' culture, education, and sport.Stephanie Spencer is Professor of the History of Women's Education at the University of Winchester, UK. She is also President of the History of Education Society (UK) and has published a range of books and articles on girls' formal and informal education.
Inhaltsangabe
Chapter 1: Introduction             The School and College Story             The Novels             The Authors            Themes: Fiction, Femininity, and FriendshipStructure of the Book             References  Chapter 2: School Stories: A Transnational Perspective Introduction    The School Story in Britain and the United StatesToward a Transnational Reading of School Stories Conclusion: Transnational Fiction, Femininity, and Friendship References  Chapter 3:  Sociability  Introduction Education for Girls in Britain and the United States, 1910-1960Learning the Rules Team SpiritConclusion References  Chapter 4: Responsibility    IntroductionCitizenship in Britain and the United StatesLearning to Be Good Citizens within their communityCitizenship and the Wider Community ConclusionReferences  Chapter 5: Domesticity  Introduction Learning Domesticity in Britain and the United StatesManagers, Matrons, and Maids         Domestic Education Conclusion References  Chapter 6: Authority  Introduction Authoritative women in Britain and the United StatesHeadmistresses and Principals Teachers and Prefects ConclusionReferences  Chapter 7: Possibility  Introduction Future Possibilities in Britain and the United States Higher Education and the World of Work Following in Mother's Footsteps: Love and Marriage             ConclusionReferences  Chapter 8: Conclusion  Introduction A Transnational Approach Fiction Femininity Friendship Conclusion References