Shifting Scenes: Interviews on Women, Writing, and Politics in Post-68 France

Shifting Scenes: Interviews on Women, Writing, and Politics in Post-68 France

by Alice Jardine, Alice A. Jardine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231067720

ISBN-13: 9780231067720

Pub. Date: 06/03/1991

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Fifteen of the most important and influential women fiction writers, critics, and theorists writing in France today are interviewed in Shifting Scenes. Although their writing and attitudes differ in many ways, their work is perceived in the U.S. to constitute "French Feminism," and has a marked impact on American feminist theory.Alice Jardine and Anne

Overview

Fifteen of the most important and influential women fiction writers, critics, and theorists writing in France today are interviewed in Shifting Scenes. Although their writing and attitudes differ in many ways, their work is perceived in the U.S. to constitute "French Feminism," and has a marked impact on American feminist theory.Alice Jardine and Anne Menke interviewed Chantal Chawaf, Helene Cixous, Catherine Clement, Francoise Collin, Marguerite Duras, Claudine Herrmann, Jeanne Hyvrard, Luce Irigaray, Sarah Kofman, Julia Kristeva, Eugenie Lemoine-Luccioni, Marcelle Marini, Michele Montrelay, Christiane Rochefort, and Monique Wittig. The women were asked what it means to be a woman writer in France today and how each views her relations to her country's institutions, and the place of women writers in the canon. the answers are lively, unexpectedly argumentative, and diverse. What these highly accomplished women have to say about contemporary society, politics, literature, feminism, and their own work, will surprise, inform, and challenge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231067720
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/03/1991
Series:
Gender and Culture Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.92(d)
Lexile:
1110L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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