New PDF release: Antigone's Daughters?: Gender, Genealogy and the Politics of

By Hilary Owen,Cláudia Pazos Alonso

ISBN-10: 1611480027

ISBN-13: 9781611480023

Antigone's Daughters? presents the 1st distinct dialogue in English of six famous Portuguese ladies writers, operating throughout quite a lot of genres: Florbela Espanca (1894-1930), Irene Lisboa (1892-1958), Agustina Bessa Lu's, (1923- ), Nat_lia Correia (1923-93), HZlia Correia (1949 -) and L'dia Jorge (1946 - ). jointly they hide the span of the twentieth century and manage to pay for ancient insights into the complicated gender politics of attaining institutional recognition and validation within the Portuguese nationwide canon at various issues within the twentieth century. even if a patrilinear evolutionary version visibly constructions nationwide literary background in Portugal to the current day, ladies writers and critics haven't more often than not sought to switch this with a matrilinear feminist counter-history. The unifying metaphor that the authors undertake the following for the aim of discussing Portuguese women's ambivalent reaction to girl family tree is the classical determine of Antigone, who satirically sacrifices her personal genealogical continuity within the identify of protecting family members and kinship, whereas resisting the patriarchal pragmatics of state-building. may still ladies writers, confronted with the absence of a feminine culture, posit a woman-centred position open air the jurisdiction of male family tree, besides the fact that strategically essentialist that position will be, or may still they essentially eschew fastened sexual identification to behave as unnameable saboteurs, undoing the legislations of patriarchal culture from within?

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