Lanser, Susan Sniader,

Fictions of Authority : Women Writers and Narrative Voice / Susan Sniader Lanser. - Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2018] ©1992 - 1 online resource

Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Toward a Feminist Poetics of Narrative Voice -- 2. The Rise of The Novel , The Fall of the Voice : Juliette Catesby's Silencing -- Part I. Authorial Voice -- 3. In a Class by Herself: Self-Silencing in Riccoboni's Abeille -- 4. Sense and Reticence: Jane Austen's " Indirections" -- 5. Woman of Maxims: George Eliot and the Realist Imperative -- 6. Fictions of Absence : Feminism, Modernism, Virginia Woolf -- 7. Unspeakable Voice: Toni Morrison's Postmodern Authority -- Part II. Personal Voice -- 8. Dying for Publicity: Mistriss Henley's Self-Silencing -- 9. Romantic Voice: The Hero's Text -- 10. Jane Eyre's Legacy: The Powers and Dangers of Singularity -- 11. African-American Personal Voice:" Her Hungriest Lack" -- Part III. Communal Voice -- 12. Solidarity and Silence : Millenium Hall and the Wrongs of Woman -- 13. Single Resistances: The Communal " I " in Gaskell, Jewett, and Audoux -- 14. (Dif)Fusions: Modern Fiction And Communal Form -- 15. Full Circle: Les Guérillères -- Index

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Drawing on narratological and feminist theory, Susan Sniader Lanser explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present. She sheds light on the history of "voice" as a narrative strategy and as a means of attaining social power. She considers the dynamics in personal voice in authors such as Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jamaica Kincaid. In writers who attempt a "communal voice"-including Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Gaskell, Joan Chase, and Monique Wittig-she finds innovative strategies that challenge the conventions of Western narrative.

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.

This eBook is made available Open Access under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license:

In English.


10.7591/9781501723087 doi

American fiction--Women authors--History and criticism.
Authorship--Sex differences.
English fiction--Women authors--History and criticism.
French fiction--Women authors--History and criticism.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Women and literature--English-speaking countries.
Women and literature--France.

PR830.W6 / .L367 1992eb


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