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A history of women's writing in France / edited by Sonya Stephens.

Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Description ix, 314 p. ; 23 cm.
Language English
Subject French literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Women in literature.
Women and literature -- France -- History.
French literature -- Women authors.
Women and literature.
Women in literature.
Women -- Intellectual life.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record
Other authors / contributors Stephens, Sonya.
ISBN 0521581672 (hardcover)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-311) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 1. Female voices in convents, courts and households: the French middle ages Roberta
  • 2. To choose ink and pen: French Renaissance women's writing
  • 3. Altering the fabric of history: women's participation in the classical age Faith
  • 4. The eighteenth century: women writing, women learning
  • 5. Eighteenth-century women novelists' genre and gender
  • 6. The 19th century: shaping women
  • 7. 1900-1969: writing the void
  • 8. From order to adventure: women's writing since 1970
  • 9. Changing the script: women and the rise of autobiography
  • 10. Women poets of the twentieth century
  • 11. Voicing the feminine: French women playwrights of the twentieth century
  • 12. Feminist literary theory
  • Bibliography of women writers and their work.