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Author Gruss, Susanne
Title Pleasure of the Feminist Text : Reading Michèle Roberts and Angela Carter
Imprint Amsterdam : BRILL, 2009
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Descript 1 online resource (357 pages)
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Series GENUS: Gender in Modern Culture Ser. ; v.11
GENUS: Gender in Modern Culture Ser
Note Intro -- The Pleasureof the Feminist Text : Reading Michèle Roberts and Angela Carter -- Acknowledgements -- Table of Contents -- List of Abbreviations -- 1. Introduction: The Pleasure of the Feminist Text -- 2. Exploring/Challenging Radical Feminism(s) -- What is 'Radical' About Radical Feminism? -- Feminist Confessions: A Piece of the Night, Visitation -- 'Trouble with the Sisters': The Sadeian Woman -- Writing Feminisms - Feminist Writers: The Book of Mrs Noah -- 3. Feminism and Faith - Feminist Faith? -- Feminism and Faith - an Unholy Alliance? -- Retrieving the Female Voice: The Wild Girl -- Other Eves: Religious Myths in Carter's Writing -- Woman as Spiritualist Medium: In the Red Kitchen -- Sanctity and the Flesh: Daughters of the House, Impossible Saints -- 4. Mothers, Fathers, Couples - Negotiating Intimate Relationships -- Theorizing Mothers, Investigating Fathers -- In Search of the Maternal - Mothers, Lost and Found -- From Matrophobia to Surrogate Mothers and Fathers: Wise Children -- The Semiotic Centre of Flesh and Blood -- Coming of (Fairy Tale) Age: Fathers and/as Lovers -- 5. Writing Masculinities -- Masculinity Studies and Feminism -- Impossible Masculinity in the "Bristol Trilogy" -- Quests for Love and Gender: Desiderio, Evelyn, and Walser -- Different Perspectives Make Different Men - The Looking Glass -- 6. Popular Genres: Sexy Fairy Tales, Feminist Romances, Chick Lit -- Fairy Tales and Romances - Female Genres? -- Gothic Romances and the Serial Wolf: Exploding the Fairy Tale -- Mermaids and Other Metamorphoses -- Beauties, Beasts, and Bodice Rippers -- Reader, I Married Him - Feminist Chick Lit? -- 7. History and Auto/Biography -- Feminist Historiography and Auto/Biography -- Historicizing Myths: The Bloody Chambers of Black Venus -- Authorbiography: Fair Exchange, The Mistressclass
Digging up (Family) History, Unearthing Saints -- Autobiography: Carter's Reticence vs. Roberts's Openness -- 8. Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
"I would regard myself as a feminist writer, because I'm a feminist in everything else and one can't compartmentalise these things in one's life." (Angela Carter)"When I became a feminist in 1968, I felt that I'd come home: the first home I ever had that was feminine. And it was very wild and theatrical and erotic, the early feminism." (Michèle Roberts)Angela Carter and Michèle Roberts share a keen interest in gender and sexual identity, but many of their topics seem to mark them as opposites: Roberts's fascination with the impact of religion, motherhood and autobiography on female identity covers areas that Carter shuns in her writings. In reading these two authors parallel and in contrast to each other, this monograph follows a triple objective: it provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the works of Roberts, explores aspects of Carter's work that have not yet been analyzed sufficiently (religion, motherhood, and masculinity), and uses both authors to explore motifs and strategies of feminist writing. The analyses of both authors' works are supplemented by close readings of a wide range of theoretical perspectives (especially French feminism and psychoanalysis) and concise theoretical outlines of the topics covered (radical feminism, religion, motherhood and fatherhood, masculinity, fairy tales, romances and chick lit, and history and auto/biography)
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Gruss, Susanne Pleasure of the Feminist Text : Reading Michèle Roberts and Angela Carter Amsterdam : BRILL,c2009 9789042025318
Subject Carter, Angela, -- 1940-1992 -- Criticism and interpretation.;Roberts, Michele -- Criticism and interpretation.;Feminism in literature.;Women and literature -- England -- History -- 20th century
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