The Gendered Lyric: Subjectivity and Difference in Nineteenth-Century French Poetry

The Gendered Lyric: Subjectivity and Difference in Nineteenth-Century French Poetry

by Gretchen Schultz
     
 

The Gendered Lyric portrays gender as being central to the full appreciation of nineteenth-century French poetry. She contends that both male and female poets of the major movements relied on sexual difference to define their poetic.See more details below

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The Gendered Lyric portrays gender as being central to the full appreciation of nineteenth-century French poetry. She contends that both male and female poets of the major movements relied on sexual difference to define their poetic.

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Juxtaposes male- and female-authored poetry in order to explore the reciprocal influences of dominant and marginal poetic traditions. The author argues that 19th-century critics and poets rebuffed women poets' attempts to become writing subjects because the prevailing conception of lyric poetry was predicated upon the objectification of women. Tracing the development of the movements of Romanticism, Parnassianism, and Symbolism, she focuses on the critical and literary production of the chief poetic schools and the works of women poets in relation to them. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781557531353
Publisher:
Purdue University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Studies in Romance Literature
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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