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Gender and Russian Literature By Rosalind Marsh (University of Bath)

Gender and Russian Literature by Rosalind Marsh (University of Bath)

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This 1996 collection of fascinating essays by leading western and Russian specialists gives an overview of key issues in Russian women's writing and of important representations of women by men, between 1600 and the present, exploring the differences between the writing of women and men in Russia.

Gender and Russian Literature Summary

Gender and Russian Literature: New Perspectives by Rosalind Marsh (University of Bath)

Originally published in 1996, this collection of fascinating essays by leading western and Russian specialists gives an overview of key issues in Russian women's writing and of important representations of women by men, between 1600 and the present. This volume contributes to the contemporary feminist project of rediscovering many hitherto unjustly neglected Russian women writers and sheds further light on the literary construction of women's identity by Russian men. It combines a study of the history and biography of women writers with close readings of literary texts, and explores certain controversial issues in Russian women's literary studies such as whether there is a separate women's literary tradition in Russia, whether the treatment of the woman question by Russian male writers reflected women's interests and experience, and whether a feminist reinterpretation of Russian women's literature is possible or even desirable.

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"...rich material concerning the lives of Russian women writers.... The volume makes a contribution to studies of Russian women writers both by the wealth of information it provides and by the questions it raises about the current state of such studies." Patricia Carden, Slavic Review
"...the collection is a rich resource, well indexed, covering a wide range of generic and temporal territory, and a fine choice both for scholars of Russian literature and for nonspecialists who would like to compare their own areas of expertise with analogous periods or authors in Russia." Signs
"...the collection is a rich source, well indexed, covering a wide range of generic and teporal territory, and a fine choice both for scholars of Russian literature and for nonspecialists who would like to compare their own areas of expertise with analogous periods or authors in Russia." Signs

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of contributors; 1. Introduction: new perspectives on women and gender in Russian literature Rosalind Marsh; Part I. Historical and Biographical Perspectives: 2. Women in seventeenth-century Russian literature Rosalind McKenzie; 3. Conflicts over gender and status in early nineteenth-century Russian literature: the case of Anna Bunina and her Padenie faetona Wendy Rosslyn; 4. Reading the future: women and fortune-telling in Russia (1770-1840) Faith Wigzell; 5. Russian women writers of the nineteenth century Ol'ga Demidova; 6. The 'woman question' of the 1860s, and the ambiguity of the 'learned woman' Arja Rosenholm; 7. Carving out a career: women prose writers, 1885-1920, the biographical background Charlotte Rosenthall; 8. The fate of women writers in literature at the beginning of the twentieth century: 'A. Mire', Anna Mar, Lidiia Zinov'eva-Annibal Mariia Mikhailova; 9. Lidiia Zinov'eva-Annibal's 'The singing ass': a woman's view of men and Eros Pamela Davidson; 10. Anastasiia Verbitskaia reconsidered Rosalind Marsh; 11. Soviet woman of the 1980s: self-portrait in poetry Elena Trofimova; Part II. The Perspective Of Literary Criticism: 12. The silence of rebellion: women in the work of Leonid Andreev Eva Buchwald; 13. Poor Liza: the sexual politics of Elizaveta Bam Daniil Kharms Graham Roberts; 14. The crafting of a self: Lidiia Ginzburg's early journal Jane Gary Harris; 15. Voyeurism and ventriloquism: Anatolii Velichanskii's Podzemnaia nimfa Gerald S. Smith; 16 Thinking (self) in the poetry of Ol'ga Sedakova Stephanie Sandler; 17. Women's space and women's place in contemporary Russian fiction Helena Goscilo; Index.

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NLS9780521174947
9780521174947
0521174945
Gender and Russian Literature: New Perspectives by Rosalind Marsh (University of Bath)
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Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2011-04-28
374
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