Performativity in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Shorter Fiction

A Case Study in the Uses of Theory

  • Melissa Schaub

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About this book


'This short and accessible study will appeal to all students of Victorian literature seeking to integrate the literary theory of ‘performativity’ within their close reading practice.'
— Elisabeth Jay, Emerita Professor of English at Oxford Brookes University, UK


Elizabeth Gaskell Judith Butler Theory of performativity Cranford Gender theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Melissa Schaub
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North Carolina at PembrokePembrokeUSA

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-26313-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-26314-0
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