The Pleasure of the Feminist Text: Reading Michèle Roberts and Angela Carter

Authored book
(Monography)


Publication Details

Author(s): Gruß S
Publisher: Rodopi
Publishing place: Amsterdam, New York
Publication year: 2009
Title of series: GENUS: Gender in Modern Culture
Volume: 11
Pages range: XI, 345
Language: English


Abstract


"I would regard myself as a feminist writer, because I'm a feminist in everything else and one can't compartmentalise these things in one's life." (Angela Carter)

"When I became a feminist in 1968, I felt that I'd come home: the first home I ever had that was feminine. And it was very wild and theatrical and erotic, the early feminism." (Michèle Roberts)



Angela Carter and Michèle Roberts share a keen interest in gender and sexual identity, but many of their topics seem to mark them as opposites: Roberts's fascination with the impact of religion, motherhood and autobiography on female identity covers areas that Carter shuns in her writings. In reading these two authors parallel and in contrast to each other, this monograph follows a triple objective: it provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the works of Roberts, explores aspects of Carter's work that have not yet been analyzed sufficiently (religion, motherhood, and masculinity), and uses both authors to explore motifs and strategies of feminist writing. The analyses of both authors' works are supplemented by close readings of a wide range of theoretical perspectives (especially French feminism and psychoanalysis) and concise theoretical outlines of the topics covered (radical feminism, religion, motherhood and fatherhood, masculinity, fairy tales, romances and chick lit, and history and auto/biography).



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Gruß, Susanne Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Anglistik, insbesondere Literaturwissenschaft


How to cite

APA:
Gruß, S. (2009). The Pleasure of the Feminist Text: Reading Michèle Roberts and Angela Carter. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi.

MLA:
Gruß, Susanne. The Pleasure of the Feminist Text: Reading Michèle Roberts and Angela Carter. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2009.

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