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    Trends and Transitions in Contemporary German-language Writing by Women


    Heffernan, Valerie and Pye, Gillian (2013) Trends and Transitions in Contemporary German-language Writing by Women. In: Transitions: Emerging Women Writers in German Language Literature. Rodopi, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 1-34.

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    Abstract

    Women have never played a stronger role in German literature than since the turn of the new millennium. As writers, editors, publishers, translators, critics, and readers, they are a powerful force in the shaping of the twenty-first century literary landscape. This book aims to illuminate the contribution of a number of emerging female Germanlanguage writers to this terrain. Its perspective is broad: it argues that despite their contribution to literary life, women writers remain as yet underrepresented in academic criticism of recent German-language fiction. This volume therefore belongs to a period of scholarly transition: a space where women seem, despite their highly visible activity, to remain nevertheless partially out of sight. The essays in this collection seek to bring them closer to view by exploring some of the ways in which female writers are addressing key themes and concerns of recent years. It is vital to recognise that each writer speaks from a multifaceted place, which is defined by material, cultural, historical but also gendered constraints, and so the analyses in this book open up, but do not restrict themselves to, gendered readings of texts.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Trends and Transitions; Contemporary German-language Writing; Women;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > German
    Item ID: 4236
    Depositing User: Valerie Heffernan
    Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2013 12:11
    Publisher: Rodopi
    Refereed: Yes
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