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

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

by Jeana DelRosso
     
 

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.
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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.

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)

Meet the Author

Jeana DelRosso is an Assistant Professor of English and Women's Studies at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

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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