A History of Women's Writing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

A History of Women's Writing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

by Jo Catling
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521444829

ISBN-13: 9780521444828

Pub. Date: 03/23/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume makes the wide-ranging work of German women writers visible to a wider audience. It is the first work in English to provide a chronological introduction to and overview of women's writing in German-speaking countries from the Middle Ages to the present day. Extensive guides to further reading and a bibliographical guide to the work of more than 400 women…  See more details below

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This volume makes the wide-ranging work of German women writers visible to a wider audience. It is the first work in English to provide a chronological introduction to and overview of women's writing in German-speaking countries from the Middle Ages to the present day. Extensive guides to further reading and a bibliographical guide to the work of more than 400 women writers form an integral part of the volume, which will be indispensable for students and scholars of German literature, and all those interested in women's and gender studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521444828
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/23/2000
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Pt. IBeginnings to 1700
1The Middle Ages13
2Women's writing in the early modern period27
Pt. IIThe eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
3The Enlightenment47
4Revolution, Romanticism, Restoration (1789-1830)68
5Women's writing 1830-189088
6Political writing and women's journals: the 1848 revolutions104
Pt. III'Coming of age' - 1890-1945
7The struggle for emancipation: German women writers of the Jahrhundertwende111
8Trends in writing by women, 1910-1933128
9Women's writing under National Socialism146
10Writing in exile157
Pt. IVPost-war, East and West
11Restoration and resistance: women's writing 1945-1970169
12GDR women writers: ways of writing for, within and against Socialism190
13Post-1945 women's poetry from East and West200
14Feminism, Frauenliteratur, and women's writing of the 1970s and 1980s216
15Women's writing in Germany since 1989: new concepts of national identity233
16Writing about women writing in German: postscript and perspectives254
Bibliography
Index382

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