Recasting Historical Women

Recasting Historical Women

Author: Stephanie Bird

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic

ISBN: UOM:39015047063881

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

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This book presents critical readings of eight contemporary German novels which feature historically documented women as their main protagonist, and which reconstruct women's lives by combining source material and invention. Protagonists include Cornelia Goethe, Caroline Schlegel-Schelling, Karoline von Guenderrode and Charlotte Corday. Through a thorough examination of these novels, the wider complexities of female identity, feminism, literary technique and historiography are illuminated and discussed. The author examines how historical events are used to substantiate ideological positions and how the narrators consider this problematic aspect of their project.
Woman to Woman
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Carolyn D. Williams, Angela Escott, Louise Duckling, Mary Waldron
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: University of Delaware Press

In recent years, scholars have started to look beyond contemptuous representations of chaotic female communities and are beginning to reveal a neglected history of women's cooperative activity. Most work on female collaboration has been in the literary sphere, where the two main topics of relevance are the society of bluestockings
Woman to Woman
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Marguerite Duras, Xaviere Gauthier
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

In the summer of 1973, the journalist Xavi_re Gauthier interviewed the writer and filmmaker Marguerite Duras for an article in Le Monde. The meeting began a productive friendship between the two women that included the recording of four more interviews. They spoke of writing, literature, criticism, film, madness, sex, desire,
Woman to Woman
Language: en
Pages: 115
Authors: Phyllis Zagano
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Liturgical Press

The women whose writings are included in this anthology are al different colors in a kaleidoscope of history. Spanning nearly one thousand years in the history of spirituality, these works, arranged chronologically, begin with Hildegard of Bingen in the eleventh century and move to Ita Ford in our own. Their
Woman to Woman
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Michelle Lovric
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-12 - Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Shoppers just can't resist: They scan the beautiful covers of our Little Books and feel compelled to pick up at least one of these miniature treasures.That certainly helps account for the four and a half million Little Books we sell annually. These miniature volumes make such wonderful gifts with their
Woman-to-woman Sexual Violence
Language: en
Pages: 201
Authors: Lori B. Girshick
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: UPNE

This controversial work examines for the first time the often taboo subject of bisexual and lesbian women who are sexually assaulted by other women.