Tag Archives: Marriage Plot

Is Chick Lit Bad for You?

Some see mass produced fantasies for women, including “chick lit,” as damaging. Some who defend them put down critics who wish such readers would choose better literature. I examine the arguments in today’s post.

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Finding Freedom in Masquerade

Looking for sexual freedom in a rigid confines of the marriage plot, 18th century playwrights Susanna Centlivre and Hannah Cowley turned to the masquerade motif.

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Women Battling the Marriage Plot

Although men got the quest plot while women were relegated to the marriage plot in the 18th century, a number of women writers found imaginative ways to circumvent it. Among these were Aphra Behn, Eliza Haywood, and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.

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What College Clothing Choices Mean

Jeffrey Eugenides captures college sartorial choices, and the reasons for them, in “The Marriage Plot.”

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