Writing Women Across Borders and Categories

ab 15,90 

Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn (ed.)

ISBN 978-3-8258-4639-3
Band-Nr. 6
Jahr 2000
Seiten 176
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Hallenser Studien zur Anglistik und Amerikanistik


Generally held to be rigid, borders and categories are nonetheless
expanded when those bounded by the demarcations of hegemony, challenge its
strictures. Significant instances of this constructive transgression can
be found in the women’s writing with which this collection of essays by
international critics engages. Whereas in travel writing by women (Sarah
Hobson, Dervla Murphy, Jan Morris) `transgression‘ is seen to have settled
into a familiar strategy, in autobiography (Ann Fanshawe. Margaret
Cavendish, Christine Brooke-Rose), cultural analysis (Virginia Woolf,
Marianna Torgovnick, Donna Haraway), and fiction (Michelle Cliff, Jeanette
Winterson, Ellen Galford, Fiona Cooper), women have succeeded in creating
an innovative space for themselves.