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The Resource Opening acts : narrative beginnings in twentieth-century feminist fiction, Catherine Romagnolo

Opening acts : narrative beginnings in twentieth-century feminist fiction, Catherine Romagnolo

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Opening acts : narrative beginnings in twentieth-century feminist fiction
Title
Opening acts
Title remainder
narrative beginnings in twentieth-century feminist fiction
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Romagnolo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the beginning there was. the beginning. And with the beginning came the power to tell a story. Few book-length studies of narrative beginnings exist, and not one takes a feminist perspective. Opening Acts reveals the important role of beginnings as moments of discursive authority with power and agency that have been appropriated by writers from historically marginalized groups. Catherine Romagnolo argues for a critical awareness of how social identity plays a role in the strategic use and critical interpretation of narrative beginnings.The twentieth-century U.S. women writers whom Romagnolo studies--Edith Wharton, H.D., Toni Morrison, Julia Alvarez, and Amy Tan--have seized the power to disrupt conventional structures of authority and undermine historical master narratives of marriage, motherhood, U.S. nationhood, race, and citizenship. Using six of their novels as points of entry, Romagnolo illuminates the ways in which beginnings are potentially subversive, thereby disrupting the reinscription of hierarchically gendered and racialized conceptions of authorship and agency"--
  • "Examination of the ways twentieth-century novels deployed formal beginnings to challenge and destabilize the masculine and racialized authorities of traditional narrative beginnings, using six novels as case studies"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Romagnolo, Catherine
Dewey number
813.009/9287
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.W6
LC item number
R65 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Frontiers of narrative
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Feminism in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Women and literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Feminism in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Women and literature
  • United States
Label
Opening acts : narrative beginnings in twentieth-century feminist fiction, Catherine Romagnolo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
907651162
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxi, 155 pages
Isbn
9780803269637
Lccn
2015014670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907651162
Label
Opening acts : narrative beginnings in twentieth-century feminist fiction, Catherine Romagnolo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
907651162
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxi, 155 pages
Isbn
9780803269637
Lccn
2015014670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907651162

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