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Leiden University

1. Parkinson, Sophie. The Role of the House in Facilitating Female Agency in the 19th and Early 20th Century Novel.

Degree: 2018, Leiden University

This essay will focus on the ways in which the house, and indeed the right to own property, shaped female experience in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1843), The Spoils of Poynton (1897) and Howard’s End (1910). The relationship between houses and female power will be explored through three chapters. The first will focus on The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and will examine the relevance of the house as a physical space within women’s lives. The second will look at The Spoils of Poynton in the context of female homelessness, shedding light on the importance of the female home in wielding power, as women without property are left disenfranchised throughout, as well as the precarious nature of female inhabitance of the home. The third and final chapter will examine Howard’s End in light of this. Women, able to take full ownership of the home, are able to exert control over their environment and exercise a relatively high degree of independence. Howard’s End, then, I will examine in terms of legal female ownership of the house and female inheritance. This essay will examine the role of the house in female agency within the novel, and how these novels emerge from, and form part of, the shifting political, social and legal context of the 19th Century. Advisors/Committee Members: Newton, Dr. Michael (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Victorian; Edwardian; Feminism; House; Forster; Bronte; James

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APA (6th Edition):

Parkinson, S. (2018). The Role of the House in Facilitating Female Agency in the 19th and Early 20th Century Novel. (Masters Thesis). Leiden University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1887/63923

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Parkinson, Sophie. “The Role of the House in Facilitating Female Agency in the 19th and Early 20th Century Novel.” 2018. Masters Thesis, Leiden University. Accessed October 21, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/1887/63923.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Parkinson, Sophie. “The Role of the House in Facilitating Female Agency in the 19th and Early 20th Century Novel.” 2018. Web. 21 Oct 2018.

Vancouver:

Parkinson S. The Role of the House in Facilitating Female Agency in the 19th and Early 20th Century Novel. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Leiden University; 2018. [cited 2018 Oct 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/63923.

Council of Science Editors:

Parkinson S. The Role of the House in Facilitating Female Agency in the 19th and Early 20th Century Novel. [Masters Thesis]. Leiden University; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/63923

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