A Study of ScarlettsA Study of Scarletts

In A Study of Scarletts, Margaret D. Bauer examines both, noting that although Scarlett is just sixteen at the start of the novel, she is criticized for behavior that would have been excused if she were a man.

Author: Margaret Donovan Bauer

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611173741


Page: 168

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This comparative study examines Scarlett O’Hara as a literary archetype, revealing critical prejudice against strong female characters. There are two portrayals of Scarlett O’Hara: the famous one of the film Gone with the Wind and Margaret Mitchell’s more sympathetic character in the book. In A Study of Scarletts, Margaret D. Bauer examines both, noting that although Scarlett is just sixteen at the start of the novel, she is criticized for behavior that would have been excused if she were a man. Her stalwart determination in the face of extreme adversity made Scarlett an icon and an inspiration to female readers. Yet today she is often condemned as a sociopathic shrew. Bauer offers a more complex and sympathetic reading of Scarlett before examining Scarlett-like characters in other novels, including Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain, Ellen Glasgow’s Barren Ground, Toni Morrison’s Sula, and Kat Meads’ The Invented Life of Kitty Duncan. Through these selections, Bauer touches on themes of female independence, mother-daughter relationships, the fraught nature of romance, and the importance of female friendship.

Gender Genre and Race in Post Neo Slave NarrativesGender Genre and Race in Post Neo Slave Narratives

How are female slave-owners represented as consumers who use products to shape/ reshape their identity? ... The goal of Margaret D. Bauer's A Study of Scarletts: Scarlett O'Hara and Her Literary Daughters is to rescue Scarlett from her ...

Author: Dana Renee Horton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793619143


Page: 137

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Gender, Genre, and Race in Post-Neo-Slave Narratives provides an innovative conceptual framework for describing representations of slavery in twenty-first century American cultural productions. Covering a broad range of narrative forms ranging from novels like The Known World to films like 12 Years a Slave and the music of Missy Elliott, Dana Renee Horton engages with post-neo-slave narratives, a genre she defines as literary and visual texts that mesh conventions of postmodernity with the neo-slave narrative. Focusing on the characterization of black women in these texts, Horton argues that they are portrayed as commodities who commodify enslaved people, a fluid and complex characterization that is a foundational aspect of postmodern identity and emphasizes how postmodern identity restructures the conception of slave-owners.

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Charles W ChesnuttApproaches to Teaching the Works of Charles W Chesnutt

She is the author of The Fiction of Ellen Gilchrist, William Faulkner's Legacy: “What Shadow, What Stain, What Mark,” Understanding Tim Gautreaux, and A Study of Scarletts: Scarlett O'Hara and Her Literary Daughters.

Author: Susanna Ashton

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603293334


Page: 190

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Growing up in Cleveland after the Civil War and during the brutal rollback of Reconstruction and the onset of Jim Crow, Charles W. Chesnutt could have passed as white but chose to identify himself as black. An intellectual and activist involved with the NAACP who engaged in debate with Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois, he wrote fiction and essays that addressed issues as various as segregation, class among both blacks and whites, Southern nostalgia, and the Wilmington coup d'état of 1898. The portrayals of race, racial violence, and stereotyping in Chesnutt's works challenge teachers and students to contend with literature as both a social and an ethical practice. In part 1 of this volume, "Materials," the editors survey the critical reception of Chesnutt's works in his lifetime and after, along with the biographical, critical, and archival texts available to teachers and students. The essays in part 2, "Approaches," address such topics in teaching Chesnutt as his use of dialect, the role of intertextuality and genre in his writing, irony, and his treatment of race, economics, and social justice.

The Beak in the Heart True Tales of Misfit Southern WomenThe Beak in the Heart True Tales of Misfit Southern Women

—Margaret D. Bauer, author of A Study of Scarletts: Scarlett O'Hara and Her Literary Daughters “I learned not only about the writer's family, but truths about myself and about all women's lives. When I nished, I felt both armed and ...

Author: Betina Entzminger

Publisher: Rivercliff Books & Media

ISBN: 9781954566002



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Vivid, dramatic portraits of the author’s “misfit” female ancestors and a candid, intimate memoir about family secrets and breaking free from the narrow confines of a “proper Southern woman.” The Beak in the Heart is a memoir of growing up “Southern.” Betina Enzminger shares the poignant tales of women who preceded her—misfit women who defied authority and suffered the consequences in the repressive South Carolina of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Entzminger links several generations of women from pre-Civil War years to the present, including Victoria, a former slave and concubine to her third great uncle, Rosalee, a great aunt committed to the state hospital for forty years, and Louise, an aunt who unwittingly married a gay man at a time when divorce was not legal in South Carolina. She also shares candid details of her rebellious youth and her own struggles with marriage and parenthood. In exploring the lives of her spirited female relatives, Entzminger—their educated, rebellious, and misfit twenty-first-century descendant—restores their voices and finds inspiration in their courage and integrity. The Beak in the Heart speaks to all women, regardless of region of birth, who have felt that society has curbed their freedoms or silenced their voices.

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context 4 volumes Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context 4 volumes

Also different from both its predecessors and Frazier's next novel, Nightwoods is set in the 1960s and not inspired by any specific historical figure. ... In A Study of Scarletts: Scarlett O'Hara and Her Literary Daughters, 18–33.

Author: Linda De Roche

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440853593


Page: 1348

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This four-volume reference work surveys American literature from the early 20th century to the present day, featuring a diverse range of American works and authors and an expansive selection of primary source materials. Bringing useful and engaging material into the classroom, this four-volume set covers more than a century of American literary history—from 1900 to the present. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context profiles authors and their works and provides overviews of literary movements and genres through which readers will understand the historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped American writing. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context provides wide coverage of authors, works, genres, and movements that are emblematic of the diversity of modern America. Not only are major literary movements represented, such as the Beats, but this work also highlights the emergence and development of modern Native American literature, African American literature, and other representative groups that showcase the diversity of American letters. A rich selection of primary documents and background material provides indispensable information for student research. Covers significant authors, as well as those neglected by history, and their works from major historical and cultural periods of the last century, including authors writing today Situates authors' works not only within their own canon but also with the historical and cultural context of the U.S. more broadly Positions primary documents after specific authors or works, allowing readers to read excerpts critically in light of the entries Examines literary movements, forms, and genres that also pay special attention to multi-ethnic and women writers

Southern StudiesSouthern Studies

Fall / Winter 2018 25 ( 2 ) : 107 - 109 Book Review A Study of Scarlets : Scarlet O'Hara and Her Literary Daughters . Bauer , Margaret Donovan . Columbia : University of South Carolina Press , 2014 . 184 pages .



ISBN: UIUC:30112126028882



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Gone with the Wind MAXNotes Literature Guides Gone with the Wind MAXNotes Literature Guides

He has money and a store which promises more if Scarlett's heartless and aggressive business methods are used. Having already been cast from society for her “unwidowlike" behavior, she has no reason not to pursue business.

Author: Gail Rae

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738673349


Page: 144

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REA's MAXnotes for Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

The History of Southern Women s LiteratureThe History of Southern Women s Literature

Not Your Singing , Dancing Spade ” ( Fields ) , 461 " Note of Scarlet " ( Stuart ) , 206 Novels . ... the River ( Wolfe ) , 367 " Offerings " ( Mason ) , 480 Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Find Me Well ( Angelou ) , 523 O'Hara , Scarlett .

Author: Carolyn Perry

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807127531


Page: 724

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Many of America’s foremost, and most beloved, authors are also southern and female: Mary Chesnut, Kate Chopin, Ellen Glasgow, Zora Neale Hurston, Eudora Welty, Harper Lee, Maya Angelou, Anne Tyler, Alice Walker, and Lee Smith, to name several. Designating a writer as “southern” if her work reflects the region’s grip on her life, Carolyn Perry and Mary Louise Weaks have produced an invaluable guide to the richly diverse and enduring tradition of southern women’s literature. Their comprehensive history—the first of its kind in a relatively young field—extends from the pioneer woman to the career woman, embracing black and white, poor and privileged, urban and Appalachian perspectives and experiences. The History of Southern Women’s Literature allows readers both to explore individual authors and to follow the developing arc of various genres across time. Conduct books and slave narratives; Civil War diaries and letters; the antebellum, postbellum, and modern novel; autobiography and memoirs; poetry; magazine and newspaper writing—these and more receive close attention. Over seventy contributors are represented here, and their essays discuss a wealth of women’s issues from four centuries: race, urbanization, and feminism; the myth of southern womanhood; preset images and assigned social roles—from the belle to the mammy—and real life behind the facade of meeting others’ expectations; poverty and the labor movement; responses to Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the influence of Gone with the Wind. The history of southern women’s literature tells, ultimately, the story of the search for freedom within an “insidious tradition,” to quote Ellen Glasgow. This teeming volume validates the deep contributions and pleasures of an impressive body of writing and marks a major achievement in women’s and literary studies.