1st Edition

Gender and Space in Rural Britain, 1840–1920

Edited By Charlotte Mathieson, Gemma Goodman Copyright 2014
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    The essays in this collection focus on the ways rural life was represented during the long nineteenth century. Contributors bring expertise from the fields of history, geography and literature to present an interdisciplinary study of the interplay between rural space and gender during a time of increasing industrialization and social change.

    Introduction: Gender and Space in Rural Britain, 1840–1920, Gemma Goodman, Charlotte Mathieson; Chapter 1 Women in the Field, Roger Ebbatson; Chapter 2 ‘Between Two Civilizations’: George Sturt’s Constructions of Loss and Change in Village Life, Barry Sloan; Chapter 3 At Work And At Play: Charles Lee’s Cynthia in the West, Gemma Goodman; Chapter 4 ‘Going Out, Going Alone’: Modern Subjectivities in Rural Scotland, 1900–21, Samantha Walton; Chapter 5 ‘Drowned Lands’: Charles Kingsley’s Hereward the Wake and the Masculation of the English Fens, Lynsey McCulloch; Chapter 6 ‘Wandering Like a Wild Thing’: Rurality, Women and Walking in George Eliot’s Adam Bede and The Mill on the Floss, Charlotte Mathieson; Chapter 7 ‘I Never Liked Long Walks’: Gender, Nature and Jane Eyre’s Rural Wandering, Katherine F. Montgomery; Chapter 8 Gertrude Jekyll: Cultivating the Gendered Space of the Victorian Garden for Professional Success, Christen Ericsson-Penfold; Chapter 9 From England to Eden: Gardens, Gender and Knowledge in Virginia Woolf’s the Voyage Out, Karina Jakubowicz; Chapter 10 The Transnational Rural in Alicia Little’s My Diary in a Chinese Farm, Eliza S. K. Leong;


    Gemma Goodman, Charlotte Mathieson