Feminist Encyclopedia of German Literature

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Overview

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.

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An encyclopedia providing concise scholarly information on more than 500 topics in German literature from a feminist approach. Unlike many reference books of this type that focus solely on women authors, the volume presents a topic-oriented framework and includes entries covering literary periods, epochs and genres, critical approaches and theories, major authors and works, female stereotypes, laws and historical developments, literary concepts, and organizations and archives related to women and women's studies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313293139
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Pages: 692
  • Lexile: 1360L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.69 (d)

Meet the Author

FRIEDERIKE EIGLER is an Associate Professor in the German Department at Georgetown University.

SUSANNE KORD is an Associate Professor in the German Department at Georgetown University. An authority on 18th and 19th century German literature, she has published on topics such as 18th and 19th century dramas by women, women's anonymity, feminine virtue, infanticide in literature, and friendships between women in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

The Encyclopedia

Appendix of Names

Index

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