More Than a Songbird: Rewriting the Female Narrative and Feminism in Willa Cather's "The Song of the Lark"

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Tana Johnson (Creator)
University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA )
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Joseph Urgo

Abstract: Willa Cather's 1915 novel "The Song of the Lark" describes a woman who defies the provinciality of her birthplace to work her way to the top where her talent can be recognized as a true artist. In this paper, the author compares the novel's narrative to Cather's own life, and examines the gender issues raised by the novel, especially in how it challenged the patriarchal narratives of the time.

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Language: English
Date: 2018
Willa Cather ; gender roles ; feminism

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