Nina Pelikan Straus explores Dostoevsky's major works with a focus on his women characters, his references to rape and men's abuse of females, and his construction of 'the feminine'. Intended not to impose feminist ideology upon the writer, but rather to enlarge feminist discourse through Dostoevsky, the chapters explore new readings with a sense of their positioning at the end of a century without subsuming the woman question within a larger frame. Dostoevsky and the Woman Question makes a unique contribution to the new, but growing, field of gender studies within Slavic studies.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction: Dostoevsky and 'the Feminine' - 'Why Did I Say 'Women?': Raskolnikov Re-Imagined - Packaging The Gambler: The 'Problem' of the Emancipated Woman for Dostoevsky and His Critics - Nastasya's Flight from The Idiot's 'Womanhood' - More Notes Toward Eternal Husbands - Every Woman Loves a Nihilist: Stavrogin and Women in The Possessed - Female Suicides in Diary of a Writer - Re-reading the Feminine and the 'Corpse of the Father' in The Brothers Karamazov - Figure (Obraz), Disfigurement (Bezobrazie), and the Woman Questions Thematized