The Rhetoric of Women’s Humour in Barbara Pym’s Fiction

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The Rhetoric of Women’s Humour in Barbara Pym’s Fiction

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About the book


In this study of three of Barbara Pym’s novels, Naghmeh Varghaiyan, drawing on examinations of women’s humour by Eileen Gillooly, Regina Barreca, and others, shows how the humorous female discourse in Some Tame Gazelle, Excellent Women, and Jane and Prudence undermines patriarchal culture and subverts both female and male stereotypes such as that of the spinster and of the Byronic hero. Varghaiyan reveals how the rhetoric of women’s humour enables Pym’s female characters to survive in the patriarchal culture and to unsettle it.
The author

About the author

Naghmeh Varghaiyan is assistant professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, Agri Ibrahim Cecen University, Agri, Turkey. Her research interests include Feminism, Women’s Literature, Feminist Marxist theory, and Women’s Humour.


"A significant contribution to Pym scholarship, an important and insightful study."—Orna Raz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Additional Information

Additional Information

Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Author Naghmeh Varghaiyan, Orna Raz
Editor Koray Melikoglu
Number of pages 234
Language English
Publication date Apr 20, 2021
Weight (kg) 0.3050
ISBN-13 9783838215037