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Sarah Waters and Contemporary Feminisms

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ISBN/EAN: 9781137506078
Sprache: Englisch
Umfang: XI, 248 S.
Auflage: 1. Auflage 2016
Einband: gebundenes Buch

Beschreibung

Sarah Waters and Contemporary Feminisms presents ten readings of Sarah Waters's fictions published to date in relation to feminism and contemporary feminist theory. The analysis offered in the collection investigates how Waters engages with recent debates on women and gender and how her writings reflect the different concerns of contemporary feminist theories. In particular, the collection includes new and innovative readings of how Waters's novels address issues of patriarchy, female confinement, madness and misogyny, exploitation and oppression, repression and subordination, abortion, marriage and spinsterhood alongside passionate portrayals of female agency, desire, aesthetics, female sexual expression, and, of course, lesbianism.

Autorenportrait

Adele Jones tutors in English at Swansea University, UK. Her research focuses on feminist theory (particularly psychoanalysis), space, place, gender and sexuality in contemporary literature. Claire O'Callaghan teaches English at Brunel University, UK, and her research focuses on gender and sexuality in contemporary literature and culture, feminist theory, and neo-Victorianism.