Transforming Memories in Contemporary Women's Rewriting

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

byLiedeke Plate

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Including topics as diverse as feminism and its relationship to the marketplace, plagiarism and copyright, silence and forgetting,  and myth in a digital age, this book explores the role of rewriting within feminist literature from the 1970s onwards in relation to the theme of cultural memory.

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Including topics as diverse as feminism and its relationship to the marketplace, plagiarism and copyright, silence and forgetting,  and myth in a digital age, this book explores the role of rewriting within feminist literature from the 1970s onwards in relation to the theme of cultural memory.

LIEDEKE PLATE is Assistant Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and Chair of the Dutch Women's Studies Association.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.86 × 5.67 × 0.78 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230232213

ISBN - 13:9780230232211

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
PART I: CONSUMING MEMORIES
Remembering the Past, Manufacturing Memories: Contemporary Women’s Rewriting and/as Cultural Memory
PART II: FAIR USE
En/gendering Cultural Memory: Rereading, Rewriting and the Politics of Recognition
Women’s Rewriting as Counter-memory: An ABC of ‘Stolentelling’ (Authorship, Branding, and Copyright)
PART III: CULTURAL SCRIPTS
Untold Stories: ‘Writing Back’ to Silence
High Infidelity: Tradition, Rewriting and the Paradoxes of Decanonization
PART IV: MYTHICAL RETURNS
Winged Words: Women’s Rewriting as Remythologizing
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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'Transforming Memories in Contemporary Women's Rewriting is a sophisticated study of the role of rewriting within contemporary feminist literature. While 're-vision', following Adrienne Rich's conceptualisation in the 1970s, has received a fair amount of critical attention, Plate provides an added dimension to the ways we might consider its presence in our culture. Plate's broad range of texts and contexts – English, European, North American – and the period covered make the book's analyses detailed and representative. With a tone that is frequently philosophical and yet a sound attentiveness to the particularities of individual works, this study is especially useful in its teasing out of the internal contradictions of critical and theoretical positions. The discussion of the commoditisation of women's rewriting in the marketplace and the inherent conservatism of publishers and purchasers is handled with care and precision, and given the current turn in contemporary women's literary studies this book is certain to have relevance to both researchers and students in the field.' - Dr Mark Llewellyn, University of Liverpool, UK; Consultant Editor to Neo-Victorian Studies and co-author (with Ann Heilmann) of Neo-Victorianism: The Victorians in the Twenty-first Century, 1999-2009 (2010).