Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-188) and index.
TABLE OF CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; SCOOPING UP THE DUST; DYING TO BE HEARD; THE DEAD WOMAN IN THE WALLPAPER; THE REINCARNATION OF THE SENTIMENTAL WOMAN IN HARRIET BEECHER STOWE'S PINK AND WHITE TYRANNY; CHARLOTTE TEMPLE, AN AUTOPSY; FAIRY TALES AND PROSTITUTES; QUEER SPECTERS OF ROSE TERRY COOKE AND ELIZABETH STUART PHELPS WARD; THAT'S WHY I'M NOT SO WELL; CONTRIBUTORS; NOTES; INDEX.
Dead and dying women are surely an age-old narrative trope. While associations of femininity with death have become almost prototypical in literary criticism and are familiar fodder for cultural conversations, the editors of Death Becomes Her offer us an opportunity to investigate the values that underlie such associations. But from where does our tireless investment in what constitutes a feminine death, a feminine reaction to death, and death's courting of women emerge? These essays give vo ...
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