Culture and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Spain

Culture and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Spain

by Lou Charnon-Deutsch, Jo Labanyi
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Oxford University Press, USA

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Culture and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Spain

It is customary to regard gender roles and representation in nineteenth-century Spain as polarized and predictable. But in this wide-ranging discussion of women's writing and representations of gender, leading scholars from the US and UK not only examine the patriarchal emphasis of Spanish culture, but also demonstrate that this was a period in which relations between men and women were being constantly negotiated, challenged, and redefined as part of an ongoing transformation of political and national identities. The book ranges from the Romantic period to the fin de siècle and all quotations in Spanish are translated.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198158868
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Series: Oxford Hispanic Studies Series
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.81(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

List of Platesxi
Introduction: Ain't I a Fluctuating Identity?1
1.Liberal Individualism and the Fear of the Feminine in Spanish Romantic Drama8
2.Autobiography as Insult27
3.'Poesia ... eres tu', or the Construction of Becquer and the Sign of Woman53
4.Fantasy, Seduction, and the Woman Reader: Rosalia de Castro's Novels74
5.Gender and Language: The Womanly Woman and Manly Writing98
6.Gender and National Identity: The Novel in Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literary History120
7.Woman as Language in the First Series of Galdos's Episodios nacionales137
8.Monstrous Inversions: Decadence and Degeneration in Galdos's Angel Guerra161
9.The Force of Parental Presence in La Regenta182
10.Mothers' Voices and Medusas' Eyes: Clarin's Construction of Gender in Su unico hijo199
11.The Gendered Gothic in Pardo Bazan's Los216
12.Gender and Journalism: Pardo Bazan's Nuevo230
13.Exoticism and the Politics of Difference in Late Nineteenth-Century Spanish Periodicals250

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