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Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women's Writing


Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women's Writing



von: A. Heilmann, M. Llewellyn

67,82 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 11.04.2007
ISBN/EAN: 9780230206281
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 240

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This collection examines the dynamic experimentation of contemporary women writers from North America, Australia, and the UK. Blurring the dichotomies of the popular and the literary, the fictional and the factual, the essays assembled here offer new approaches to reading contemporary women fiction writers' reconfigurations of history.
Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women's Writing; A.Heilmann & M.Llewellyn PART ONE: TOWARDS A RECONCEPTUALIZATION OF HISTORY AND IDENTITY The Witch, The Puritan and the Prophet: Historical Novels and Seventeenth-Century History; Katharine Hodgkin History as Story in Angela Carter's American Ghosts and Old World Wonders ; Sarah Gamble Falling off the Edge of the World: History and Gender in Daphne Marlatt's Ana Historic ; Sherry Booth Time, Space and ( Her )Story in the Fiction of Eva Figes; Julia Tofantsuk From Demidenko to Darville: Behind the Scenes of a Literary Carnival; Rachel Morley PART TWO: HISTORIOGRAPHIC RE-VISIONINGS Historicizing Witchcraft Throughout the Ages: Joanna Baillie and Caryl Churchill; Christine A.Colón The Benefits of Watching the Circus Animals Desert: Myth, Yeats, and Patriarchy in Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus ; Michael Sinowitz Passion and Possession as Alternatives to 'Cosmic Masculinity' in 'Herstorical' Romances; Georges Letissier Michèle Roberts: Histories and Herstories in In the Red Kitchen , Fair Exchange and The Looking Glass ; Sarah Falcus PART THREE: GENERIC EXPERIMENTATIONS WITH GENDER AND GENRE Rewriting The Rover ; Johanna M.Smith The Convent Novel and the Uses of History; Diana Wallace The Revenge of a Stereotype: Re-Writing the History of the Gothic Heroine in Alice Thompson's Justine ; Maria Vara The Resisting Writer: Revisiting the Canon, Rewriting History in Sena Jeter Naslund's Ahab's Wife, or The Star-Gazer ; Jeanette King Breaking the Mould? Sarah Waters and the Politics of Genre; Mark Llewellyn Index
SHERRY BOOTH Senior Lecturer in English, Santa Clara University, California, USA
CHRISTINE COLÓN Assistant Professor of English, Wheaton College, Illinois, USA
SARAH FALCUS Lecturer in English, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
SARAH GAMBLE Senior Lecturer in Gender in English Studies, University of Wales Swansea, UK
KATHARINE HODGKIN Principal Lecturer in the School of Social Science, Media and Cultural Studies, University of East London, UK
JEANNETTE KING Senior Lecturer in English, Aberdeen University, UK
GEORGES LETISSIER Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Nantes University, France
RACHEL MORLEY Doctoral Candidate in Creative Writing, Macquarie University, Australia
JULIA TOFANTSUK Doctoral Candidate, Tallinn University, Estonia
MICHAEL SINOWITZ Associate Professor of English, DePauw University, Indiana, USA
JOHANNA M. SMITH Associate Professor of English, University of Texas-Arlington, USA
MARIA VARA Doctoral Candidate, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
DIANA WALLACE Principal Lecturer in English, University of Glamorgan, UK

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