Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Sir James George Frazer
Standard Name: Frazer, Sir James George
Used Form: J. G. Frazer
was a late Victorian academic, anthropologist and investigator of aboriginal peoples' religious beliefs and practices. His book The Golden Bough made a huge impact on writers as well as scientists.
based her book on the outline from Plutarch
's Life of Theseus. However, the novel also enters into scholarly debates about the origins of Mycenaean culture by portraying the replacement of a matriarchal...
Intertextuality and Influence
Flora Annie Steel
Notes she made for this novel include quotations from Sir James Frazer
's The Golden Bough (about male fear of women's power) and from the scientist Metchnikoff
about the disharmony represented by human sexual functions.
Powell, Violet. Flora Annie Steel: Novelist of India. Heinemann.
Material Conditions of Writing
Again Spark had researched for this novel, which draws on ancient Roman history and Sir James Frazer
's The Golden Bough. Work had been interrupted by her mother's death. The manuscript consisted of small...
Jane Ellen Harrison
While highly innovative and thus sometimes controversial, JEH
's work was supported, as well as challenged, by a wide range of scholarly and critical sources. At Cambridge, she collaborated with colleagues including William Ridgeway
Beard, Mary. The Invention of Jane Harrison. Harvard University Press.
(who has published a life of Graves and a novel based on an incident in his life and Riding's) does not believe this story of indebtedness,
Seymour, Miranda. “The Hand from the Grave”. Lives for Sale: Biographers’ Tales, edited by Mark Bostridge, Continuum, pp. 191-5.
and nor does Riding's biographer Friedmann...
Jane Ellen Harrison
Departing from studies of the vegetation spirit undertaken by such scholars as J. G. Frazer
and Wilhelm Mannhardt
, Harrison argues for the significance of the year spirit as the embodiment not of the formal...
Ursula K. Le Guin
The plot of this book is fairly conventional. Its hero is born to poverty and goat-herding on the undeveloped island of Gont. He is named Duny. His siblings are much older, his mother dies early...