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The Feminist Encyclopedia of German Literature (Hardback)
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The Feminist Encyclopedia of German Literature (Hardback)

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Hardback 696 Pages / Published: 28/02/1997
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Today, a multiplicity of feminist approaches has become an integral part of the fields of German literary and cultural studies. This comprehensive reference provides a much needed synthesis of the contribution women have made to German literature and culture. In entries for more than 500 topics, the volume surveys literary periods, epochs, and genres; critical approaches and theories; important authors and works; female stereotypes; laws and historical developments; literary concepts and themes; and organizations and archives relevant to women and women's studies. Each entry offers a concise identification of the term, a discussion of its significance, and a bibliography of works for further reading. Today, a multiplicity of feminist approaches has become an integral part of the fields of German literary and cultural studies. While biographical works on women writers exist, this is the first reference to synthesize the wealth of feminist scholarship in German studies. While existing reference works focus exclusively on women authors, this volume contains numerous topical entries and covers the role of women in German literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the present day. Included are alphabetically arranged entries on more than 500 topics. While some entries are provided for important women writers and other individuals, the bulk of the volume provides information on literary periods, epochs, and genres; critical approaches and theories; female stereotypes; laws and historical developments; literary concepts and themes; and organizations and archives relevant to women and women's studies. Each entry includes a brief identification of the subject, a discussion of feminist thought on the topic, and a brief bibliography. Entries are written by numerous contributors and reflect a range of critical/theoretical approaches.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313293139
Number of pages: 696
Weight: 1180 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 42 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This remarkable encyclopedia is a timely and valuable complement to more traditional single-volume compendia.... Its editors have assembled a vast amount of information related to both the personalities and subjects of German literature from a feminist perspective, and in doing so have created a work of original scholarship and great scholarliness....A key addition to reference libraries of German literature."-Choice
"This is a groundbreaking work whose title accurately describes its content: it aims to provide a feminist guide to German literature rather than such a guide to feminist or women's literature as a separate category."-Michigan Germanic Studies
"The Feminist Encyclopedia takes a new approach to the tradition of encyclopedic writing. It offers new terms, some of which have only been established in the last twenty five years through women's liberation, the institutionalization of gender studies and cultural studies. The range of entries is impressive."-Women in German
"This work is an important addition to feminist literary and cultural scholarship within German Studies....This work can function as a ready reference source on most topics in German women's literature and cultural studies, and it is more accessible than the reference works which have served as handbooks on the subject to date."-Journal of English and Germanic Philology
?This is a groundbreaking work whose title accurately describes its content: it aims to provide a feminist guide to German literature rather than such a guide to feminist or women's literature as a separate category.?-Michigan Germanic Studies
?The Feminist Encyclopedia takes a new approach to the tradition of encyclopedic writing. It offers new terms, some of which have only been established in the last twenty five years through women's liberation, the institutionalization of gender studies and cultural studies. The range of entries is impressive.?-Women in German
?This work is an important addition to feminist literary and cultural scholarship within German Studies....This work can function as a ready reference source on most topics in German women's literature and cultural studies, and it is more accessible than the reference works which have served as handbooks on the subject to date.?-Journal of English and Germanic Philology
?This remarkable encyclopedia is a timely and valuable complement to more traditional single-volume compendia.... Its editors have assembled a vast amount of information related to both the personalities and subjects of German literature from a feminist perspective, and in doing so have created a work of original scholarship and great scholarliness....A key addition to reference libraries of German literature.?-Choice

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