Writing Back Through Our Mothers

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Tegan Zimmerman

A Transnational Feminist Study on the Woman’s Historical Novel

ISBN 978-3-643-90560-4
Band-Nr. 5
Jahr 2014
Seiten 280
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Contributions to Transnational Feminism


For the first time in the literary tradition the
contemporary woman’s historical novel (post 1970) is
surveyed from a transnational feminist perspective.
Analyzing the maternal, the genre’s central theme, reveals
that historical fiction is a transnational feminist means
for challenging historical erasures, silences, normative
sexuality, political exclusion, and divisions of labor.

„The international scale and scope of this comparative
project is extremely welcome, as is the explicit focus on
post-1970s feminist historical fiction. This is still a
neglected area with an ever-growing body of historical
novels which, as the introduction states, have not been
adequately recognized or studied.“ – Diana Wallace, author
of The Woman’s Historical Novel

Tegan Zimmerman currently works as an
Instructor in the English Department at MacEwan University
in Edmonton, Alberta.