A History of Womens Writing in France by Sonya StephensA History of Womens Writing in France by Sonya Stephens

A History of Womens Writing in France

EditorSonya Stephens

Paperback | May 8, 2000

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This volume is the first historical introduction to women's writing in France from the sixth century to the present day. Specially commissioned essays by leading scholars provide the first introduction in English to the wealth and diversity of French women writers, offering new readings and new perspectives. Each chapter focuses on a given period and range of writers, taking account of prevailing sexual ideologies and the social, political, economic and cultural surroundings. Extensive reference features include a bibliography and guide to more than one hundred and fifty writers and their works.

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Title:A History of Womens Writing in FranceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:May 8, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521588448

ISBN - 13:9780521588447

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Table of Contents

Introduction Sonya Stephens; 1. Female voices in convents, courts and households: the French middle ages Roberta L. Krueger; 2. To choose ink and pen: French Renaissance women's writing Cathleen M. Bauschatz; 3. Altering the fabric of history: women's participation in the classical age Faith E. Beasley; 4. The eighteenth century: women writing, women learning Jean Bloch; 5. Eighteenth-century women novelists' genre and gender Martin Hall; 6. The 19th century: shaping women Rosemary Lloyd; 7. 1900-1969: writing the void Alex Hughes; 8. From order to adventure: women's writing since 1970 Leslie Hill; 9. Changing the script: women and the rise of autobiography Michael Sheringham; 10. Women poets of the twentieth century Michael Bishop; 11. Voicing the feminine: French women playwrights of the twentieth century Mary Noonan; 12. Feminist literary theory Judith Still; Bibliography of women writers and their work.

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This chronology, edited by Sonya Stephens, covers women's writing in France from the 6th century to the present day. This paperback edition of A History of Women's Writing in France includes an extensive bibliography as well as a guide to more than 150 writers and their works. A team of 13 academics was commissioned to contribute pieces to this text, which discusses the prevailing sexual ideologies at the time as well as the social, political and economic factors that influenced these women’s works.

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