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The Resource Growing up a woman : the private/public divide in the narratives of female development, edited by Soňa Šnircová and Milena Kostić

Growing up a woman : the private/public divide in the narratives of female development, edited by Soňa Šnircová and Milena Kostić

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Growing up a woman : the private/public divide in the narratives of female development
Title
Growing up a woman
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the private/public divide in the narratives of female development
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edited by Soňa Šnircová and Milena Kostić
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eng
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IDEBK
Dewey number
809/.39353
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3448.B54
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Šnircová, Soňa
  • Kostić, Milena
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  • Bildungsromans
  • Women in literature
  • Adolescence in literature
  • Feminism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Adolescence in literature
  • Bildungsromans
  • Feminism
  • Women in literature
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This book explores contemporary transformations of the female Bildungsroman, showing that the intersection of the genre and gender brought to critical attention in the context of second wave feminism remains of equal importance in the era of postfeminism. The female Bildung narrative has acquired an important position in twentieth--and twenty-first century literature through its continuing depiction of female self-discovery and emancipation as a process of negotiating the traditional divisions of female and male roles in relation to the private and public spaces. Recognizing the seminal contribution of feminist criticism to the definition of the genre and the role of feminist cultural processes in its thematic developments, this volume investigates more recent influences on the female Bildung narrative and the influence of the classic female Bildungsroman on contemporary cultural texts. As a collection of fifteen essays written by international scholars, the book offers a representative sample of the narratives of female development, presenting a variety of genres, including the novel, the short story, autobiography, TV series, and Internet video blogs, and theoretical frameworks, adopting hermeneutic, postcolonial, feminist, and postfeminist perspectives. In its diversity, this volume reveals that, despite the ongoing process of women's emancipation, the heroine's struggle with the private/public divide has remained, throughout the twentieth century and in the first decades of the new millennium, a central issue in stories about the female quest for self-definition. The book will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of literary, women and gender studies, particularly those interested in the narratives of female development that represent American and British cultural contexts
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Growing up a woman : the private/public divide in the narratives of female development, edited by Soňa Šnircová and Milena Kostić
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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rdacontent
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925280584
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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9781443884747
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rdamedia
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841013
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(OCoLC)925280584
Label
Growing up a woman : the private/public divide in the narratives of female development, edited by Soňa Šnircová and Milena Kostić
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
925280584
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781443884747
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
841013
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925280584

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