Summary Book Review Contemporary French Women's Writing by Shirley Ann Jordan:
Download or read book Contemporary French Women's Writing written by Shirley Ann Jordan and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2004 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the 1990s the French literary arena was enlivened by the emergence of a new generation of women writers. This book selects six of its most distinctive voices and addresses important questions about the very new in French women's writing. What are young women choosing to write about? What do they tell us about changing perceptions of feminine identities? What does it mean to write (and to read) as women at the start of the new millennium? An introductory chapter explores key issues such as the woman writer in the public imagination and continuity and change within French women's writing since the 1970s. It also highlights thematic threads which recur across the work of the authors studied: history and time, wandering and exile, self and other, the body and sexuality and writing and telling. The remaining chapters propose productive approaches to the fictional worlds of Marie Darrieussecq, Virginie Despentes, Marie Ndiaye, Agnès Desarthe, Lorette Nobécourt and Amélie Nothomb through close readings of their most challenging, popular or telling texts. They focus on perennial preoccupations in women's writing which are given new treatment by these writers and discuss important developments such as uses of the pornographic, myth and fairy tale and parody and irony in new women's writing.
Summary Book Review Women's Writing in Twenty-First-Century France by Amaleena Damlé:
Download or read book Women's Writing in Twenty-First-Century France written by Amaleena Damlé and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2013-03-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women’s Writing in Twenty-First Century France is a collection of critical essays on recent women-authored literature in France. It takes stock of the themes, issues and trends in women’s writing of the first decade of the twenty-first century, and it engages critically with the work of individual authors through close textual readings. Authors covered include major prizewinners, best-selling authors, established and new writers whose work attracts scholarly attention, including those whose texts have been translated into English such as Christine Angot, Nina Bouraoui, Marie Darrieussecq as Chloé Delaume, Claudie Gallay and Anna Gavalda. Themes include translation, popular fiction, society, history, war, family relations, violence, trauma, the body, racial identity, sexual identity, feminism, life-writing and textual/aesthetic experiments.
Summary Book Review Transgression(s) in Twenty-First-Century Women's Writing in French by :
Download or read book Transgression(s) in Twenty-First-Century Women's Writing in French written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-11-04 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transgression(s) in Twenty-First-Century Women's Writing in French analyses the literary transgressions of women’s writing in French since the turn of the twenty-first century in the works of both established figures and the most exciting and innovative authors from across the francosphère. Transgression(s) in Twenty-First-Century Women's Writing in French étudie les transgressions littéraires dans l’écriture des femmes en français depuis le début du XXIe siècle dans les œuvres de figures bien établies aussi bien que chez les auteures les plus innovantes de la francosphère.
Summary Book Review Contemporary Women's Writing in French by Gill Rye:
Download or read book Contemporary Women's Writing in French written by Gill Rye and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Post-war Jewish Women's Writing in French by Lucille Cairns:
Download or read book Post-war Jewish Women's Writing in French written by Lucille Cairns and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-12-02 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "How have French Jewish women reacted to the great traumas of the last century - the Holocaust, North African decolonization and the resulting migration of African Jews to France, the Arab-Israeli crisis and the aftermath of 9/11? Cairns's major new volume identifies the themes of books by French Jewish women from 1945 to the present day, gauging to what extent they are dominated by, informed by, or relatively indifferent to these threatening events. Thirty authors in particular serve as representatives of a great, and greatly diverse, pool: divided not only as Ashkenazim or Sephardim, but by origins scattered across Algeria, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Russia, Tunisia, and Turkey. Theirs is a transnational, doubly-diasporic, and thus particularly complex paradigm in which feminism, loyalty to family culture and to the traditions of Judaism often exists in tension with French Republican models of assimilation, non-differentiation, and gender-blindness. Lucille Cairns is Professor of French Literature at the University of Durham."
Summary Book Review Women's Writing in Contemporary France by Gill Rye:
Download or read book Women's Writing in Contemporary France written by Gill Rye and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides an up-to-date introduction to and analysis of new women's writing in contemporary France including both new writers of the 1990s and their more established counterparts.
Summary Book Review A History of Early Modern Women's Writing by Patricia Phillippy:
Download or read book A History of Early Modern Women's Writing written by Patricia Phillippy and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-01-18 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A History of Early Modern Women's Writing is essential reading for students and scholars working in the field of early modern British literature and history. This collaborative book of twenty-two chapters offers an expansive, multifaceted narrative of British women's literary and textual production in the period stretching from the English Reformation to the Restoration. Chapters work together to trace the contours of a diverse body of early modern women's writing, aligning women's texts with the major literary, political, and cultural currents with which they engage. Contributors examine and take account of developments in critical theory, feminism, and gender studies that have influenced the reception, reading, and interpretation of early modern women's writing. This book explicates and interrogates significant methodological and critical developments in the past four decades, guiding and testing scholarship in this period of intense activity in the recovery, dissemination, and interpretation of women's writing.
Summary Book Review From Menstruation to the Menopause by Maria Kathryn Tomlinson:
Download or read book From Menstruation to the Menopause written by Maria Kathryn Tomlinson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-06 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the representation of the female fertility cycle in contemporary Algerian, Mauritian, and French women's writing. It focuses on menstruation, childbirth, and the menopause whilst also incorporating experiences such as miscarriage and abortion. This study frames its analysis of contemporary women's writing by looking back to the pioneering work of the second-wave feminists. Second-wave feminist texts were the first to break the silence on key aspects of female experience which had thus far been largely overlooked or considered taboo. Second-wave feminist works have been criticised for applying their 'universal' theories to all women, regardless of their ethnicity, socio-economic status, or sexuality. This book argues that contemporary women's writing has continued the challenge against normative perceptions of the body that was originally launched by the second-wave feminists, whilst also taking a more nuanced, contextual and intersectional approach to corporeal experience. The cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach of this book is informed not only by critics of the second-wave feminist movement but also by sociological studies which consider how women's bodily experiences are shaped by socio-cultural context.
Summary Book Review Exile and Nomadism in French and Hispanic Women's Writing by Kate Averis:
Download or read book Exile and Nomadism in French and Hispanic Women's Writing written by Kate Averis and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women in exile disrupt assumptions about exile, belonging, home and identity. For many women exiles, home represents less a place of belonging and more a point of departure, and exile becomes a creative site of becoming, rather than an unsettling state of errancy. Exile may be a propitious circumstance for women to renegotiate identities far from the strictures of home, appropriating a new freedom in mobility. Through a feminist politics of place, displacement and subjectivity, this comparative study analyses the novels of key contemporary Francophone and Latin American writers Nancy Huston, Linda Le, Malika Mokeddem, Cristina Peri Rossi, Laura Restrepo, and Cristina Siscar to identify a new nomadic subjectivity in the lives and works of transnational women today.
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Summary Book Review French Studies in and for the 21st Century by Philippe Lane:
Download or read book French Studies in and for the 21st Century written by Philippe Lane and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2011-07-07 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: French Studies in and for the 21st Century draws together a range of key scholars to examine the current state of French Studies in the UK, taking account of the variety of factors which have made the discipline what it is. The book looks ahead to the place of French Studies in a world that is increasingly interdisciplinary, and where student demands, new technologies and transnational education are changing the ways in which we learn, teach, research and assess. Required reading for all UK French Studies scholars, the book will also be an essential text for the French Studies community worldwide as it grapples with current demands and plans for the future.
Summary Book Review French Women's Writing 1848-1994 by Diana Holmes:
Download or read book French Women's Writing 1848-1994 written by Diana Holmes and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2000-01-12 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A wide range of French women writers are surveyed, including Sand, Colette, Beauvoir and Duras among the "canonized", and many marginalized or forgotten and contemporary names not yet widely known outside France. These writers are seen within the political, economic and cultural context of women's lives and how these have changed across a century-and-a-half. Underpinning the whole account is the relationship between gender and language, between politics sexual and textual.
Summary Book Review The Condition of Women in France by Claire Laubier:
Download or read book The Condition of Women in France written by Claire Laubier and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2003-09-02 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Claire Laubier brings together documentary and statistical material; extracts from newspapers and journals, literary texts, advertisements, manifestos, and personal testimonies. Each extract relates to the different experiences of women in France at work, in politics, at home and in the family. Together they offer a direct and thought-provoking chronological and thematic account of women's lives in post-war France.
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture by Alexandra Hughes:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture written by Alexandra Hughes and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-03-11 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than 700 alphabetically organized entries by an international team of contributors provide a fascinating survey of French culture post 1945. Entries include: * advertising * Beur cinema * Coco Chanel * decolonization * écriture feminine * football * francophone press * gay activism * Seuil * youth culture Entries range from short factual/biographical pieces to longer overview articles. All are extensively cross-referenced and longer entries are 'facts-fronted' so important information is clear at a glance. It includes a thematic contents list, extensive index and suggestions for further reading. The Encyclopedia will provide hours of enjoyable browsing for all francophiles, and essential cultural context for students of French, Modern History, Comparative European Studies and Cultural Studies.
Summary Book Review Worldwide Women Writers in Paris by Alison Rice:
Download or read book Worldwide Women Writers in Paris written by Alison Rice and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-12-16 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Worldwide Women Writers in Paris examines a new literary phenomenon consisting of an unprecedented number of women from around the world who have come to Paris and become authors of written works in French. It takes as its starting point a series of filmed interviews conducted in the French capital, a set of recorded conversations motivated by a desire to pay homage to these discrete voices and images at a moment characterized by impressive diversity. Their individual paths to France and to French are noteworthy, and these authors of different generations and varying places of origin emphasize their singularity. However, the juxtaposition of their reflections reveals that many have faced similar difficulties when learning the French language, adapting to life in France, and many have encountered forms of prejudice in the publishing world related to their ethnicity or gender. These challenges have led them, each in an idiosyncratic manner, to tackle tough topics in their work and to respond to adversity by finding effective creative expressions. Taken together, the innovations and interventions in oral and written form of these authors collectively contribute to significant change in the specialized score that is the Parisian literary landscape: Hélène Cixous (Algeria); Zahia Rahmani (Algeria); Leïla Sebbar (Algeria); Bessora (Belgium); Julia Kristeva (Bulgaria); Pia Petersen (Denmark); Maryse Condé (Guadeloupe); Eva Almassy (Hungary); Shumona Sinha (India); Chahdortt Djavann (Iran); Yumiko Seki (Japan); Evelyne Accad (Lebanon); Etel Adnan (Lebanon); Nathacha Appanah (Mauritius); Brina Svit (Slovenia); Eun-Ja Kang (South Korea); Anna Moï (Vietnam).
Summary Book Review Contemporary Fiction in French by Anna-Louise Milne:
Download or read book Contemporary Fiction in French written by Anna-Louise Milne and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-03-25 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Our global literary field is fluid and exists in a state of constant evolution. Contemporary fiction in French has become a polycentric and transnational field of vibrant and varied experimentation; the collapse of the distinction between 'French' and 'Francophone' literature has opened up French writing to a world of new influences and interactions. In this collection, renowned scholars provide thoughtful close readings of a whole range of genres, from graphic novels to crime fiction to the influence of television and film, to analyse modern French fiction in its historical and sociological context. Allowing students of contemporary French literature and culture to situate specific works within broader trends, the volume provides an engaging, global and timely overview of contemporary fiction writing in French, and demonstrates how our modern literary world is more complex and diverse than ever before.
Summary Book Review Narratives of Mothering by Gill Rye:
Download or read book Narratives of Mothering written by Gill Rye and published by University of Delaware Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Narratives of Mothering: Women's Writing in Contemporary France engages with an important new trend in contemporary women-authored literature, namely, a turn to narratives of mothering from the perspective of mothers themselves. Although there have been some instances of this in the past, mothers in French literature have, on the whole, tended to be objects of others' discourses rather than narrative subjects in their own right. However, since the beginning of the 1990s, mothers' own voices have come to the fore in a new body of literature, comprising authors such as Christine Angot, Genevieve Brisac, Marie Darrieussecq, Camille Laurens, and Marie Ndiaye, among many others.
Summary Book Review Motherhood in Literature and Culture by Gill Rye:
Download or read book Motherhood in Literature and Culture written by Gill Rye and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-06-26 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Motherhood remains a complex and contested issue in feminist research as well as public discussion. This interdisciplinary volume explores cultural representations of motherhood in various contemporary European contexts, including France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and the UK, and it considers how such representations affect the ways in which different individuals and groups negotiate motherhood as both institution and lived experience. It has a particular focus on literature, but it also includes essays that examine representations of motherhood in philosophy, art, social policy, and film. The book’s driving contention is that, through intersecting with other fields and disciplines, literature and the study of literature have an important role to play in nuancing dialogues around motherhood, by offering challenging insights and imaginative responses to complex problems and experiences. This is demonstrated throughout the volume, which covers a range of topics including: discursive and visual depictions of pregnancy and birth; the impact of new reproductive technologies on changing family configurations; the relationship between mothering and citizenship; the shaping of policy imperatives regarding mothering and disability; and the difficult realities of miscarriage, child death, violence, and infanticide. The collection expands and complicates hegemonic notions of motherhood, as the authors map and analyse shifting conceptions of maternal subjectivity and embodiment, explore some of the constraining and/or enabling contexts in which mothering takes place, and ask searching questions about what it means to be a ‘mother’ in Europe today. It will be of interest not only to those working in gender, women’s and feminist studies, but also to scholars in literary and cultural studies, and those researching in sociology, criminology, politics, psychology, medical ethics, midwifery, and related fields.