Women's Human Rights in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture sheds light on women's rights advancements in the nineteenth century and early twentieth-century through explorations of literature and culture from this time period. With an international emphasis, contributors illuminate the range and diversity of women's work as novelists, journalists, and short story writers and analyze the New Woman phenomenon, feminist impulse, and the diversity of the women writers. Studying writing by authors such as Alice Meynell, Thomas Hardy, Netta Syrett, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Mary Seacole, Charlotte Bront , and Jean Rhys, the contributors analyze women's voices and works on the subject of women's rights and the representation of the New Woman.
About the Author
Gloria Y.A. Ayee is lecturer and postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Government at Harvard University and faculty associate at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Dmitry Kurochkin is lecturer and researcher at Harvard University. Elena V. Shabliy is visiting scholar at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.