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The Resource Female stories, female bodies : narrative, identity, and representation, Lidia Curti

Female stories, female bodies : narrative, identity, and representation, Lidia Curti

Label
Female stories, female bodies : narrative, identity, and representation
Title
Female stories, female bodies
Title remainder
narrative, identity, and representation
Statement of responsibility
Lidia Curti
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Exploring women's narratives from an innovative feminist perspective, Female Stories, Female Bodies combines theory and textual commentary in a wide-ranging interrogation of representation and identity, gender and genre. Cultural critic Lidia Curti takes us through a diverse range of texts in a broad spectrum of media and genres, drawing on feminist, psychoanalytic, postmodern, and postcolonial theory in a challenging and rigorous discussion of such themes as hybridity and monstrosity, the male and female gaze, melancholia, desire, and paranoia. From Angela Carter and Toni Morrison to Jeanette Winterson and Jane Bowles, from daytime t.v. to Shakespearean drama, Curti examines variegated 'textualities' in search of the 'spaces and times' that narrative occupies in women's lives. Following de Certeau's dictum that 'our stories order our world, providing the mimetic and mythical structures for experience, ' she argues that women must retrace their way in the interminable plurality of female narrative texts as a strategy for resisting the 'official' closure of female identity. Female Stories, Female Bodies takes us on such a journey, bringing the body of female narrative to bear on the lived experiences of women everywhere"--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curti, Lidia
Dewey number
809.3/045/082
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3401
LC item number
.C87 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Feminist fiction
  • Feminist literary criticism
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women in literature
Label
Female stories, female bodies : narrative, identity, and representation, Lidia Curti
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37432857
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780814715734
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
97034293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Female stories, female bodies : narrative, identity, and representation, Lidia Curti
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37432857
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780814715734
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
97034293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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