Writing Catholic Women: Contemporary International Catholic Girlhood Narratives / Edition 1

Writing Catholic Women: Contemporary International Catholic Girlhood Narratives / Edition 1

by Jeana DelRosso
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403967571

ISBN-13: 9781403967572

Pub. Date: 08/06/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Writing Catholic Women examines the interplay of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, and sexuality through the lens of Catholicism in a wide range of works by women writers, forging interdisciplinary connections among women's studies, religion, and late twentieth-century literature. Discussing a diverse group of authors, Jeana DelRosso posits that the girlhood…  See more details below

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Writing Catholic Women examines the interplay of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, and sexuality through the lens of Catholicism in a wide range of works by women writers, forging interdisciplinary connections among women's studies, religion, and late twentieth-century literature. Discussing a diverse group of authors, Jeana DelRosso posits that the girlhood narratives of such writers constitute highly charged sites of their differing gestures toward Catholicism and argues that an understanding of the ways in which women write about religion from different cultural and racial contexts offers a crucial contribution to current discussions in gender, ethnic, and cultural studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403967572
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/06/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Contemporary International Catholic Literature by Women Sin, Sexuality, Selfhood, Sainthood, Insanity: Contemporary Catholic Girlhood Narratives The Convent as Colonist: Catholicism in the Works of Contemporary Women Writers of the Americas Catholicism's Other(ed) Holy Trinity: Race, Class, and Gender in Black Catholic Girl School Narratives Catholicism and Magical Realism: Religious Syncretism in the Works of Contemporary Women Writers What's So Funny?: Feminism, Catholicism, and Humor in Contemporary Women's Literature Conclusion: Parting Thoughts from a Catholic Girl

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