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Title Imagining adoption : essays on literature and culture / edited by Marianne Novy.
Imprint Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2004

Subject American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Adoption in literature.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Adoption -- English-speaking countries.
Alt Name Novy, Marianne, 1945-
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
Contents Imagining adoption / Marianne Novy -- Adoption and the "improvement of the estate" in Trollope and Craik / Tess O'Toole -- Adoption in Silas Marner and Daniel Deronda / Marianne Novy -- Outlaws, outcasts, and orphans: the historical imagination and Anne of Green Gables / Beverly Crockett -- Redefining "real" motherhood: representations of adoptive mothers, 1900-1950 / Julie Berebitsky -- From Charlotte to the outposts of empire: troping adoption / Beverly Lyon Clark -- Immaculate deception: adoption in Albee's plays / Garry Leonard -- "I am your mother; she was a carrying case": adoption, class, and sexual orientation in Jeanette Winterson's Oranges are not the only fruit / Margot Gayle Backus -- Junction of amends: Sandra McPherson's poetics of adoption / Jan VanStavern -- Adoption, identity, and voice: Jackie Kay's inventions of self / Nancy K. Gish -- Genealogy revised in Secrets and lies / Paris De Soto -- Natural bonds, legal boundaries: modes of persuasion in adoption rhetoric / Judith Modell -- "File it under 'L' for love child": adoptive policies and practices in the Erdrich tetralogy / Jill R. Deans -- Adoption as national fantasy in Barbara Kingsolver's Pigs in heaven and Margaret Laurence's The diviners / Kristina Fagan -- Should whites adopt African American children? One family's phenomenological response / Martha Satz -- Incorporating the transnational adoptee / Claudia Castaneda.
Summary Imagining Adoption looks at representations of adoption in an array of literary genres by diverse authors including George Eliot, Edward Albee, and Barbara Kingsolver as well as ordinary adoptive mothers and adoptee activists, exploring what these writings share and what they debate. Marianne Novy is Professor of English and Women's Studies, University of Pittsburgh.
ISBN 9780472024940 (ebook)
0472111817 (alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9780472030026
OCLC # 739118690
Additional Format Print version: Imagining adoption Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2001. 0472111817 (alk. paper) (DLC) 2001018119

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