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    Title: A Feminist Reading of Lesbian Subjectivity in Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Lolly Willowes and Summer Will Show
    Authors: CHIH-HUI FANG
    Contributors: Department of Applied Foreign Languages, Asia University
    Keywords: Sylvia Townsend Warner;feminism;lesbianism,celibate;witchcraft西維亞‧湯森‧渥拿;女性主義;女同性戀;獨身女性;女巫
    Date: 2006-04
    Issue Date: 2009-10-13 15:22:01 (UTC+8)
    Publisher: Asia University
    Abstract: Sylvia Townsend Warner has been exiled from the pages of literary history, marginalized as
    either a radical communist or a lesbian writer. Her contribution to women’s political development as well as her expressions of lesbian subjectivity cannot be denied. In this article, I will discuss lesbian identity in her biographical and fictional forms. The following has four sections. Firstly, Warner’s relationship with her father and with Valentine Ackland will be examined. Then the second section examines the issues of women’s politics as located in Warner’s biographical experiences and in her
    literary works. I shall then define a lesbian novel, and explore the oppressions that women and lesbians encounter in Warner’s lesbian novels, Lolly Willowes and Summer Will Show. Finally, I will position such popular categories as the celibate and witchcraft within Warner’s political categories, and examine the relation between her socialism, her claims for women’s private property and her lesbian subjectivity.
    Relation: Asian Journal of Management and Humanity Sciences 1(1):103-115
    Appears in Collections:[Asian Journal of Management and Humanity Sciences] v.1 n.1

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