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By Susan Knutson

What does it suggest to inform a narrative from a woman’s standpoint? How have Canadian anglophone and francophone writers translated feminist literary conception into practice?

Avant-garde writers Daphne Marlatt and Nicole Brossard solution those, and plenty of extra questions, of their groundbreaking works, now made extra obtainable during the cautious, narratological readings and theoretical historical past in Narrative within the Feminine.

Susan Knutson starts her research with an research of the contributions made via Marlatt and Brossard to foreign feminist idea. half provides a narratological studying of How Hug a Stone, arguing that on the inner most point of narrative, Marlatt constructs a gender-inclusive human topic which defaults to not the wide-spread masculine yet to the female. half 3 proposes a parallel interpreting of Picture Theory, Brossard’s playful novel that pulls us into (re-) readings of many different texts written via Brossard, Barnes, Wittig, Joyce, de Beauvoir, Homer...to identify a couple of. bankruptcy 12 closes with a mirrored image at the expression <’e>criture au f<’e>minin ― a Qu<’e>b<’e>cois contribution to a world theoretical debate.

Readers who care approximately feminist writing and language conception, and scholars and academics of Canadian literature and demanding and queer reports, will locate this e-book useful for its cautious readings, its scholarly review, and its extension of the feminist suggestion of the standard. no longer least, the examine is a advisor to 2 very important works of the top experimental writers of Canada and Quebec, Daphne Marlatt and Nicole Brossard.

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