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Women and Contemporary World Literature: Power, Fragmentation, and Metaphor

Women and Contemporary World Literature: Power, Fragmentation, and Metaphor (Hardback)

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Many women in cultures throughout the world exhibit resilience and power in the face of obstacles and vicissitudes. From colonial New Spain to postcolonial Africa and India, Women and Contemporary World Literature examines ways in which women in literature function within their specific culture and circumstances to confront the challenges they encounter. In spite of fragmentation in their lives - much like quiltmakers - they piece together the scraps of their existence to form an integrated and complete whole. With its focus on power, fragmentation, and metaphor, and a strong interdisciplinary approach, this book offers a unique perspective to scholars, teachers, and students of comparative literature, contemporary world literature, colonial and postcolonial literature, women's studies, interdisciplinary studies, and literature and cultural studies.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc Publication Date: 27/05/2009 ISBN-13: 9781433104831  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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The Author: Deborah Weagel teaches part-time at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She holds a bachelor's degree in art, master's degrees in music and French, and a Ph.D. in English. Drawing upon her interdisciplinary background, she has published articles in a variety of academic journals. She is co-editor of a special topic issue of the South Asian Review entitled "Perspectives on South Asian Women's Writing" and is the author of Interconnections: Essays on Music, Art, Literature, and Gender.

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