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Behind a Mask: Women’s Writing and Women’s Loves

Synopsis
Uses evidence from the lives and literature of six women writers - Louisa May Alcott, Emily Dickinson, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Alice Walker - and the commonality and differences within the female literary tradition to draw out common themes: domestic influence and public desires; the notion of madness as closely aligned to creativity; isolation and suicide; the struggle of the woman writer to find the space, both physical and pssychological, in which to write and get her work recognised.
Series
Approaching Literature, Course A210
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Year of production
1996
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886); gender representation; Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963); Walker, Alice; Woolf, Virginia; writers - women writers; Alcott, Louisa May; Gillman, Charlotte Perkins

Credits

Producer
Mags Noble

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£195.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
49 minutes
Year
2004

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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