Natural Masques: Gender and Identity in Fielding's Plays and Novels

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Stanford University Press, 1995 - 324 strán (strany)
Examining Fielding's sustained, often ambivalent engagement with questions of gender, this text breaks with critical commonplaces that contrast Fielding's robust masculinity with Richardson's feminine sensibilities. Arguing that a preoccupation with the tenuousness of gendered identity appears throughout Fielding's writings and that Fielding shared that preoccupation with his contemporaries, this book analyzes Fielding's major works in connection with a variety of related texts - from satires on the castrati to educational treatises, Whig propaganda, and debates in political theory. Campbell shows how throughout Fielding's writings, the suspicion that sexual roles are merely assumed - and therefore subject to alteration and appropriation - intimates the possibility that personal identity is always impersonated, incoherent and mutable.
 

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Introduction I
1
The Drama
19
JOSEPH ANDREWS
61
Dramatic Satire
90
Tom Jones
131
History
160
Female Heroism in Amelia
203
Death Witches and Bitches
243
Notes
251
Bibliography
301
Index
319

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