Sexualizing Power in Naturalism: Theodore Dreiser and Frederick Philip Grove

By Irene Gammel

© 1994

Sexualizing Power In Naturalism, sheds light on the function of female sexuality in a predominantly male genre: naturalist fiction. Gammel reveals that naturalism is frequently implicated in the very power structures it critiques. Reading European and North American naturalism through the lens of feminist and Foucaultian theories of power, Gammel argues that twentieth-century naturalism increasingly deconstructs itself in its depiction of sexuality, inevitably exposing the genre's internal ideological contradictions. The book makes a special contribution to Canadian studies.
Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.9in x 0.7in x 8.9in
Product Formats

SaveUP TO

Book Formats

SKU# DT098916

  • PUBLISHED DEC 1994
    From: $24.95
    ISBN 9781895176391

Sexualizing Power in Naturalism: Theodore Dreiser and Frederick Philip Grove

By Irene Gammel

© 1994

Sexualizing Power In Naturalism, sheds light on the function of female sexuality in a predominantly male genre: naturalist fiction. Gammel reveals that naturalism is frequently implicated in the very power structures it critiques. Reading European and North American naturalism through the lens of feminist and Foucaultian theories of power, Gammel argues that twentieth-century naturalism increasingly deconstructs itself in its depiction of sexuality, inevitably exposing the genre's internal ideological contradictions. The book makes a special contribution to Canadian studies.
Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.9in x 0.7in x 8.9in
"Exciting, provocative, authoritative, this book deserves widespread attention. Important new work by an outstanding scholar and critic." -- Robert K. Martin, Université de Montréal
Irene Gammel is Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Prince Edward Island. She has published on women's issues in early twentieth-century literature.