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The Resource Heroic tropes : gender and intertext, Pierrette Daly

Heroic tropes : gender and intertext, Pierrette Daly

Label
Heroic tropes : gender and intertext
Title
Heroic tropes
Title remainder
gender and intertext
Statement of responsibility
Pierrette Daly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Heroic Tropes examines the nature of the heroic figure in the French canon. In opposition to the criticism of the past, Pierrette Daly denies that the figure for the female hero is a mere reversal of the male. She considers memoirs, correspondence, confessions, and autobiographical works of fiction in seeking the nature of the female hero in terms that are independent of the male model. Through the ages, literary communities have validated men's stories while neglecting
  • women's stories. Daly argues that, to compensate, women writers have found it necessary to construct alternative narrative conventions in order to portray female heroes. The conventions of heroinism, as opposed to heroism, confine female characters to submission, silence, or mirroring and repetition of the feats of male heroes, in the manner of Homer's Penelope or the myth of Echo. From an ancient Egyptian text, Ahura's Tale, the poems of Ulysses's journeys, the memoirs
  • of Bourignon and Guyon, the correspondence of Abelard and Heloise, the letters of Sevigne to her daughter, and the autobiographical works of Rousseau and Sand, Daly traces recurring patterns of narrative innovation that seem convincingly linked to both the author's gender and the gender of characters. Her final chapter analyzes theoretical writings by Cixous and Kristeva in terms of the fictional paradigms she has established. As it addresses heroic narratives of the
  • self in the works of men and women, Heroic Tropes promises to enrich the theoretical framework in which we read. In both traditional and revisionist readings of autobiographical works, through a process of comparison which considers similarities as well as contrasts, Daly delineates the gender bases and biases from which the esthetics and ethics of critical discourse originate
Cataloging source
DLC
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Daly, Pierrette
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Epic literature, French
  • Heroes in literature
  • Archetype (Psychology) in literature
  • Authorship
  • Sex role in literature
  • Heroines in literature
  • Quests (Expeditions) in literature
  • Intertextuality
Label
Heroic tropes : gender and intertext, Pierrette Daly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26502071
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9780814324271
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92032623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1501465
Label
Heroic tropes : gender and intertext, Pierrette Daly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26502071
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9780814324271
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92032623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1501465

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