This book examines Margaret Drabble's female Bildungsromane using a Marxist-feminist theoretical model. Thus it historicizes genre - the Bildungsroman - and also the specific kinds of journeys upon which the heroine embarks: marriage, housework, community, sorority, literary creativity. Integrating the theoretical work of Marx, Engels, Althusser, Barret, Gilligan, Hartsock and others, Ian Wojcik-Andrews sees these journeys as historically determined yet negotiable points of intersection that mediate between the hegemony of materialist, psychoanalytic, and aesthetic ideologies and the ongoing struggle by women and women writers for human rights.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||Writing About Women Series: Feminist Literary Studies , #6|
About the Author
The Author: Ian Wojcik-Andrews is an associate professor of Literature in the Department of English at Eastern Michigan University. Now a permanent resident of the United States, he received a B.A. from Essex University, a PGCE from Manchester University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. He has presented papers and chaired sessions at international and national conferences. Dr. Wojcik-Andrews has published widely in children's literature journals. An interview with Margaret Drabble will be published this year.