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The Resource Women's lives in contemporary French and Francophone literature, Florence Ramond Jurney, Karen McPherson, editors

Women's lives in contemporary French and Francophone literature, Florence Ramond Jurney, Karen McPherson, editors

Label
Women's lives in contemporary French and Francophone literature
Title
Women's lives in contemporary French and Francophone literature
Statement of responsibility
Florence Ramond Jurney, Karen McPherson, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These essays examine the trends and theoretical arguments informing current investigations into literary treatments of motherhood and aging. They explore how two key stages in women's lives -- maternity and old age -- are narrated and defined in fictions and autobiographical writings by contemporary French and francophone women. Through readings of Maryse Condé, Hélène Cixous, Zahia Rahmani, Linda Lê, Pierrette Fleutieux, and Michèle Sarde, among others, these essays examine related topics such as dispossession, female friendship, and women's relationships with their mothers. It shows how these significant transitional moments set the stage for women's evolving definitions (and interrogations) of their identities and roles
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
840.99287
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1971-
  • 1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jurney, Florence Ramond
  • McPherson, Karen S.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • French literature
  • French literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Motherhood in literature
  • Mothers in literature
  • Aging in literature
  • Französisch
  • Frau
  • Literatur
  • Aging in literature
  • French literature
  • French literature
  • Motherhood in literature
  • Mothers in literature
  • Women and literature
  • France
Label
Women's lives in contemporary French and Francophone literature, Florence Ramond Jurney, Karen McPherson, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-158) 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
Pt. 1. Defining the mother. Aban-donner: The maternal in Le jour où je nʼétais pas là / Laurie Corbin -- The accidental author: Motherhood, woundability, and writing in Maryse Condé's Le vie sans fards / Nicola Simek -- Childless mothers: Personal perspectives from Francophone women writers / Alison Rice -- "If you don't have children, you must be ...": Linda Lê's À lʼenfant que je nʼaurai pas and voluntary non-motherhood / Julie Rodgers -- Linda Lê's antigonal refusal of motherhood / Gillian Ni Cheallaigh -- Free at last: Coming to terms with the mother in the woman in La noce dʼAnna by Nathacha Appanah / Florence Ramond Jurney -- Pt. 2. Defining the aging self. La dernière adresse: Possessions, dispossession and the preservation of memory / Jean Anderson -- Redefining the self: Explorations of aging in Michèle Sarde's Constance et la cinquantaine and Nancy Huston's Dolce agonia / Susan Ireland and Patrice J. Proulx -- A daughter no more: (National) identity and the adult orphan in Loin de mon père by Véronique Tadjo / Amy Baram Reid -- Writing the mother immortal: Cixous and Dupré / Karen McPherson
Control code
950635340
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 169 pages
Isbn
9783319408491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950635340
Label
Women's lives in contemporary French and Francophone literature, Florence Ramond Jurney, Karen McPherson, editors
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-158) 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
Pt. 1. Defining the mother. Aban-donner: The maternal in Le jour où je nʼétais pas là / Laurie Corbin -- The accidental author: Motherhood, woundability, and writing in Maryse Condé's Le vie sans fards / Nicola Simek -- Childless mothers: Personal perspectives from Francophone women writers / Alison Rice -- "If you don't have children, you must be ...": Linda Lê's À lʼenfant que je nʼaurai pas and voluntary non-motherhood / Julie Rodgers -- Linda Lê's antigonal refusal of motherhood / Gillian Ni Cheallaigh -- Free at last: Coming to terms with the mother in the woman in La noce dʼAnna by Nathacha Appanah / Florence Ramond Jurney -- Pt. 2. Defining the aging self. La dernière adresse: Possessions, dispossession and the preservation of memory / Jean Anderson -- Redefining the self: Explorations of aging in Michèle Sarde's Constance et la cinquantaine and Nancy Huston's Dolce agonia / Susan Ireland and Patrice J. Proulx -- A daughter no more: (National) identity and the adult orphan in Loin de mon père by Véronique Tadjo / Amy Baram Reid -- Writing the mother immortal: Cixous and Dupré / Karen McPherson
Control code
950635340
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 169 pages
Isbn
9783319408491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950635340

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