1st Edition

Testimony from the Nazi Camps French Women's Voices

By Margaret Anne Hutton Copyright 2005
    231 Pages
    by Routledge

    231 Pages
    by Routledge

    This interdisciplinary study intergrates historiographical, literary and cultural methodologies in its focus on a little known corpus of testimonial accounts published by French women deported to Nazi camps. Comprising epistemological and literary analyses of the accounts and an examination of the construction of deportee identities, it will interest those working in the fields of modern French literature, genre, women's studies and the Holocaust.

    Introduction PART I Textual identities 1 Textual identities I: the epistemological status of the eye-witness account 2 Textual identities II: the accounts as textual constructs PART II Deportee identities 3 Deportee identities I: gender and sexuality 4 Deportee identities II: nationality, class, politics 5 Deportee identities III: Jewish identities 6 Conclusion: the case of Charlotte Delbo

    Biography

    Margaret-Anne Hutton is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Nottingham. She is the author of The Novels of Christiane Rochefort: Countering the Culture (1998), Michel Tournier's Vendredi ou les Limbes du Pacifique (1992), and editor of French Fiction in the 1990s (2002) and Text(e)/Image (1999). She has published widely in the fields of contemporary French fiction and female-authored WWII testimonial accounts.