Getting Fixed: Feminine Identity and Scopic Crisis in The Turn of the Screw

Newman, Beth
September 1992
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Fall92, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p43
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Examines Henry James's novel `The Turn of the Screw,' a text whose explorations of the visual dimensions of power, pleasure, and self-definition have already been remarked. Implications of the governess's crisis; Argument that nineteenth-century social codes produced two competing and mutually exclusive definitions of femininity; The situations of many nineteenth-century heroines; More.


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