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Narratives of desire : nineteenth-century Spanish fiction by women, Lou Charnon-Deutsch

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Narratives of desire : nineteenth-century Spanish fiction by women
Title
Narratives of desire
Title remainder
nineteenth-century Spanish fiction by women
Statement of responsibility
Lou Charnon-Deutsch
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In her first book Lou Charnon-Deutsch looked at the representation of women in male-authored texts. This book deals with women-authored texts of the same period. While women are unveiled as monstrous and are chastised or abandoned in male-written texts, novels written by women teach women how to deal with abandonment and undeserved punishment. In approaching her subject, Charnon-Deutsch draws on modern theorists such as Jessica Benjamin, Nancy Chodorow, Michel Foucault, Julia Kristeva, Lawrence Lipking, Luce Irigaray, Carol Gilligan, and Teresa de Lauretis." "Charnon-Deutsch explores women's domestic fiction as the product of a patriarchal society dependent upon the enforcement of certain sexual arrangements to sustain itself. She contends that the production of sexual identity is crucial to the exercise of power by a conservative patriarchy and that the domestic novel was a particularly productive genre in this regard. At the same time, she argues that feminine desire accommodates itself even within the most repressive power relations that women writers sometimes imagined as fostering rather than hindering feminine maturity. With a recognition of the contradictions inherent in women's fiction, she examines different psychological desires underlying the cult of domesticity. While some desires seem subversive to the ideal of femininity as promoted in Spanish culture, Charnon-Deutsch concludes that most promote sexual arrangements that reinforce repressive norms of feminine conduct."--Jacket
  • "In her first book Lou Charnon-Deutsch looked at the representation of women in male-authored texts. This book deals with women-authored texts of the same period. While women are unveiled as monstrous and are chastised or abandoned in male-written texts, novels written by women teach women how to deal with abandonment and undeserved punishment. In approaching her subject, Charnon-Deutsch draws on modern theorists such as Jessica Benjamin, Nancy Chodorow, Michel Foucault, Julia Kristeva, Lawrence Lipking, Luce Irigaray, Carol Gilligan, and Teresa de Lauretis." "Charnon-Deutsch explores women's domestic fiction as the product of a patriarchal society dependent upon the enforcement of certain sexual arrangements to sustain itself. She contends that the production of sexual identity is crucial to the exercise of power by a conservative patriarchy and that the domestic novel was a particularly productive genre in this regard. At the same time, she argues that feminine desire accommodates itself even within the most repressive power relations that women writers sometimes imagined as fostering rather than hindering feminine maturity. With a recognition of the contradictions inherent in women's fiction, she examines different psychological desires underlying the cult of domesticity. While some desires seem subversive to the ideal of femininity as promoted in Spanish culture, Charnon-Deutsch concludes that most promote sexual arrangements that reinforce repressive norms of feminine conduct."--BOOK JACKET
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Charnon-Deutsch, Lou
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penn State studies in Romance literatures
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  • Spanish fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Spanish fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Women in literature
Label
Narratives of desire : nineteenth-century Spanish fiction by women, Lou Charnon-Deutsch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel to: Gender and representation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-217) 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
27896668
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 223 pages
Isbn
9780271010083
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
93017102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1600392
Label
Narratives of desire : nineteenth-century Spanish fiction by women, Lou Charnon-Deutsch
Publication
Note
Sequel to: Gender and representation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-217) 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
27896668
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 223 pages
Isbn
9780271010083
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
93017102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1600392

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