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Arms and the Woman: War, Gender and Literary Representation

Cooper, Helen M.

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ISBN 10: 0807818607 / ISBN 13: 9780807818602
Verlag: Univ of North Carolina Pr, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1989
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Contents include: War and Memory, Arms and the Woman, Still Wars and Lechery, Rewritting History, Mute Fury, Civil Wars and Sexual Terretories, A Needle with Mama's Voice, Images of Love and War, and Nuclear Domesticity. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 26648

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Titel: Arms and the Woman: War, Gender and Literary...

Verlag: Univ of North Carolina Pr, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1989

Einband: Hard Cover

Zustand:Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine

Auflage: First.

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Although the themes of women's complicity in and resistance to war have been part of literature from early times, they have not been fully integrated into conventional conceptions of the war narrative. Combining feminist literary criticism with the emerging field of feminist war theory, this collection explores the role of gender as an organizing principle in the war system and reveals how literature perpetuates the ancient myth of "arms and the man."

The volume shows how the gendered conception of war has both shaped literary texts and formed the literary canon. It identifies and interrogates the conventional war text, with its culturally determined split between warlike men and peaceful women, and it confirms that women's role in relation to war is much more complex and complicitous than such essentializing suggests. The contributors examine a wide range of familiar texts from fresh perspectives and bring new texts to light. Collectively, these essays range in time from the Trojan War to the nuclear age.

The contributors are June Jordan, Lorraine Helms, Patricia Francis Cholakian, Jane E. Schultz, Margaret R. Higonnet, James Longenbach, Laura Stempel Mumford, Sharon O'Brien, Jane Marcus, Sara Friedrichsmeyer, Susan Schweik, Carol J. Adams, Esther Fuchs, Barbara Freeman, Gillian Brown, Helen M. Cooper, Adrienne Auslander Munich, and Susan Merrill Squier.

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"Presents critical readings of a variety of women's and men's writings about warfare. Ranging from Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida to Marguerite Duras' film about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the collection offers an eclectic selection of novelistic, autobiographical, non-fictional, dramatic, poetic texts that examine how the issues of war are confronted by the issues of gender."-- Novel: A Forum on Fiction

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