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Masquerade and Femininity: Essays on Russian and Polish Women Writers

Masquerade and Femininity: Essays on Russian and Polish Women Writers (Hardback)

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Masquerade and Femininity: Essays on Russian and Polish Women Writers introduces the reader to the diversity of women's writing in Poland and Russia in the 19th and 20th centuries in the light of the notion of masquerade. The present articles scrutinize particular works by women writers (Nadezhda Dmitrievna Khvoshchinskaia, Irina Odoevtseva, Vera Pavlova, Narcyza Zmichowska, Maria Komornicka, Irena Krzywicka and others) and the strategies of masquerading female experience. Taken together, the articles draw attention to the feeling of an inexpressible gap between the living body (and its everyday life experience of pain and suffering or happiness and pleasure) and the culturally constructed, powerfully imposed code of expression that readily makes use of various masks, guises and acts of pretending, applied especially cleverly in literary works. The concept of masquerade illuminates the complexity of what we call "femininity" by combining two sides of the divide: the real feelings and the constructed expressions.

This volume uses both feminist and non-feminist approaches to women's writing and sheds new light on the themes of femininity, woman's identity, experience, masks, body, gender relations, nature, culture and authorship. Masquerade and Femininity brings together East European literary studies and gender studies, offering a comparative perspective on literature, literary theory and cultural phenomena in Poland and Russia, and featuring a range of both eastern European and western scholars. In its pages, the reader is invited to move beyond Russian literature and language into a dialogic approach between Slavic literatures. This book will also contribute to filling the comparative gap which is still relatively unexplored not only with regard to the application of western scholarship to East European studies, but also with regard to the dialogue between Russian and Polish scholarship.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalGLBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Date: 18/02/2008 ISBN-13: 9781847184689  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Urszula Chowaniec is a researcher at the Department of Russian Language and Culture, University of Tampere, Finland. She also researches and teaches at the Jagiellonian University and the Akademia Pedagogiczna in Krakow, Poland. She gained her PhD in literary studies at the Jagiellonian University in 2004 and is the author of In Search of Woman: On the Early Novels of Irena Krzywicka (W poszukiwaniu kobiety. O wczesnych powiesciach Ireny Krzywickiej, 2007). She has published on women's writing, literary theory and literary history. Ursula Phillips is Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. Her PhD thesis was on religion and feminism in Narcyza Zmichowska. She is a contributor to and co-editor of Gender and Sexuality in Ethical Context: Ten Essays on Polish Prose (2005) and co-author of Polish Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present Day (Pisarki polskie od sredniowiecza do wspolczesnosci, 2000). Marja Rytkonen is a researcher at the University of Tampere, Department of Russian Language and Culture. Her PhD dissertation analysed Russian women's autobiographical texts of the 1990s. She is a contributor to and joint editor of Real Stories, Imagined Realities: Fictionality and Non-fictionality in Literary Constructs and Historical Contexts (2007).

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