Women's Writing in Twenty-First Century France is the first book-length publication on women-authored literature of this period, and comprises a collection of challenging critical essays that engage with the themes, trends and issues, and with the writers and their texts, of the first decade of the twenty-first century. PART ONE: Women's Writing in Twenty-First-Century France: Trends and Issues 1. Women's writing in twenty-first-century France: introduction, Amaleena Damle and Gill Rye 2. What `passes'?: French women writers and translation into English, Lynn Penrod 3. What women read: contemporary women's writing and the bestseller, Diana Holmes PART TWO: Society, Culture, Family 4. Vichy, Jews, enfants caches: French women writers look back, Lucille Cairns 5. Wives and daughters in literary works representing the harkis, Susan Ireland 6. (Not) seeing things: Marie NDiaye, (negative) hallucination and `blank' metissage, Andrew Asibong 7. Rediscovering the absent father, a question of recognition: Despentes, Tardieu, Lori Saint-Martin 8. Babykillers: Veronique Olmi and Laurence Tardieu on motherhood, Natalie Edwards PART THREE: Body, Life, Text 9. The becoming of anorexia and text in Amelie Nothomb's Robert des noms propres and Delphine de Vigan's Jours sans faim, Amaleena Damle 10. The human-animal in Ananda Devi's texts: towards an ethics of hybridity?, Ashwiny O. Kistnareddy 11. Embodiment, environment and the re-invention of self in Nina Bouraoui's life-writing, Helen Vassallo 12. Irreverent revelations: women's confessional practices of the extreme contemporary, Barbara Havercroft 13. Contamination anxiety in Annie Ernaux's twenty-first-century texts, Simon Kemp PART FOUR: Experiments, Interfaces, Aesthetics 14. Experience and experiment in the work of Marie Darrieussecq, Helena Chadderton 15. Interfaces: verbal/visual experiment in new women's writing in French, Shirley Jordan 16. `Autofiction + x = ?': Chloe Delaume's experimental self-representations, Deborah B. Gaensbauer 17. Beyond Antoinette Fouque (Il y a deux sexes) and beyond Virginie Despentes (King Kong theorie)? Anne Garreta's sphinxes, Owen Heathcote 18. Amelie the aesthete: art and politics in the world of Amelie Nothomb, Anna Kemp 19. Conclusion, Amaleena Damle and Gill Rye
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 25 mm
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