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German Women's Writing of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries Future Directions in Feminist Criticism

By Helen Fronius Copyright 2011

    This book examines the relationship between critical work on early German women writers and feminist criticism more generally. It is emerged from a conference held in Oxford in 2008 as part of the German Women Writers of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries conference series.

    Introduction Studying Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century German Women Writers Feminist Criticism Past, Present, and Future Part I: New Approaches 1. Forgotten Women Writers?: Reflections on the Current State and Future Prospects of Gender Studies 2. From Word to World and Back: Literary Studies and Gender Studies 3. Chasing the Cloudy Woman: In Praise of a Historical Approach to Women Writers 4. New Perspectives from Comparative Literature 5. Women as Professional Writers: Evaluating Biographical Encyclopaedias Part II: Case Studies 6. Nineteenth-Century Sentimentality and Renunciation: E. Marlitt's Goldelse (1866) and Gabriele Reuter's Liselotte von Reckling (1904) 7. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach's Lotti, die Uhrmacherin and the City: Questioning the 'Conservative' 8. Nursing and Caretaking Stories for Girls: Feminist Analysis of a Conservative Genre 9. Writing Back, More Truth than Fiction: Henriette Frolich's Virginia oder die Kolonie von Kentucky (1820) 10. Contestations of Normativity: Rereading Nineteenth-Century Authors with Current Moral Philosophy 11. Race', Gender, Nation: Colonial(ist) Constructions of Alterity and Identity in Frieda von Bülow’s Autobiographical Writings from German East Africa


    Fronius, Helen