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The Resource Metamorphosis and the emergence of the feminine : a motif of "difference" in women's writing, Paula Smith Allen

Metamorphosis and the emergence of the feminine : a motif of "difference" in women's writing, Paula Smith Allen

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Metamorphosis and the emergence of the feminine : a motif of "difference" in women's writing
Title
Metamorphosis and the emergence of the feminine
Title remainder
a motif of "difference" in women's writing
Statement of responsibility
Paula Smith Allen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Metamorphosis and the Emergence of the Feminine: A Motif of "Difference" in Women's Writing examines a motif of metamorphosis that follows the models of self-awareness proposed in several feminist theories. Women writers from both North and South America, including those from different ethnic groups in the United States, employ the motif of insect and seed metamorphosis, which shows a development of the motif in stages as women increasingly become aware of the existence of a feminine self that is not acknowledged in language. The use of the motif by these writers, separated by both distance and influence, is an attempt by women writers to reject the "casting" of women's experience in the archetypal images of Persephone and Penelope, as was traditionally assigned to the feminine by Western civilization. Instead, the use of the metamorphosis motif promotes the adoption of the image of Psyche's search as appropriate to reflect the feminine quest for autonomy."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allen, Paula Smith
Dewey number
810.9/9287
Index
index present
LC call number
PS151
LC item number
.M46 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies on themes and motifs in literature,
Series volume
vol. 45
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • South American literature
  • Canadian literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Women and literature
  • Metamorphosis in literature
  • Authorship
  • Femininity in literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Latin American literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Gedaanteverwisseling
  • Vrouwelijkheid
  • Letterkunde
  • Vrouwelijke auteurs
  • Écrits de femmes américains
  • Écrits de femmes latino-américains
  • Écrits de femmes canadiens
  • Littérature comparée
  • Littérature comparée
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Métamorphose dans la littérature
  • Art d'écrire
  • Féminité dans la littérature
Label
Metamorphosis and the emergence of the feminine : a motif of "difference" in women's writing, Paula Smith Allen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-173) 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
Contents
  • "Other Than Itself" -- Naming.
  • Maria Luisa Bombal: La ultima niebla.
  • Djuna Barnes: Nightwood.
  • Clarice Lispector: Family Ties.
  • Helena Maria Viramontes: "The Moths"
  • IV.
  • The Promethean Theft/Emergence.
  • Rosario Ferre: "The Youngest Doll"
  • Margaret Atwood: Surfacing.
  • Sandra Cisneros: "Never Marry a Mexican"
  • I.
  • V.
  • Procreation.
  • Luisa Mercedes Levinson: "The Cove"
  • Zora Neale Hurston: Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • VI.
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • II.
  • Durable Fires.
  • The Gothic: A Premonition.
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman: "The Yellow Wallpaper"
  • Gertrude Stein: "Melanctha"
  • III.
Control code
39605253
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 177 pages
Isbn
9780820441221
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
98030528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)39605253
Label
Metamorphosis and the emergence of the feminine : a motif of "difference" in women's writing, Paula Smith Allen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-173) 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
Contents
  • "Other Than Itself" -- Naming.
  • Maria Luisa Bombal: La ultima niebla.
  • Djuna Barnes: Nightwood.
  • Clarice Lispector: Family Ties.
  • Helena Maria Viramontes: "The Moths"
  • IV.
  • The Promethean Theft/Emergence.
  • Rosario Ferre: "The Youngest Doll"
  • Margaret Atwood: Surfacing.
  • Sandra Cisneros: "Never Marry a Mexican"
  • I.
  • V.
  • Procreation.
  • Luisa Mercedes Levinson: "The Cove"
  • Zora Neale Hurston: Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • VI.
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • II.
  • Durable Fires.
  • The Gothic: A Premonition.
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman: "The Yellow Wallpaper"
  • Gertrude Stein: "Melanctha"
  • III.
Control code
39605253
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 177 pages
Isbn
9780820441221
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
98030528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)39605253

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