Writing in the Feminine in French and English Canada

Writing in the Feminine in French and English Canada

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This important work considers the contemporary movement of qwriting in the feminineq, by examining the work of five women writers from French and English Canada and the dialogue therein with feminist and psychoanalytic theory and theories of ethics. Informing the author's interpretations are the ideas of French theorists Emmanuel Levinas, Paul Ricoeur, Luce Irigaray, and Julia Kristeva, as well as American feminists Kelly Oliver and Jessica Benjamin. Marie CarriAure explores the unfolding, complex questions of sexual difference, female subjectivity, and mother-daughter relations. She also uncovers and examines the occasional breakdown of the feminist ethics postulated by Nicole Brossard, France Theoret, Di Brandt, Erin MourAc, and Lola Lemire Tostevin. CarriAure views these instances of deviation not as a failure of writing in the feminine, but as an inevitability in the relatively new intellectual terrain of feminist ethics. Writing in the Feminine will be of great interest to scholars of literary theory, women's studies, and Canadian literature in French and English. As a challenging study of the connections between gender and authorship, it will also appeal to those who have a particular interest in women's literature.Writing in the feminine has made its presence known, albeit in different stages and with differing impact, in both French- and ... of a traditional formulation of difference, that is, of the female other as a negative reflection of the self-same subject.

Title:Writing in the Feminine in French and English Canada
Author: Marie J. Carrière
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 2002

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