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Textual mothers / maternal texts [electronic resource] : motherhood in contemporary women's literatures / Elizabeth Podnieks and Andrea O'Reilly, editors.

Contributor(s): Podnieks, Elizabeth | O'Reilly, Andrea, 1961-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfred Laurier University Press, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xi, 387 p.).ISBN: 9781554582921 (electronic bk.); 155458292X (electronic bk.); 9781554582099; 1554582091.Subject(s): Mothers in literature | Motherhood in literature | Mother and child in literature | Canadian literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Canadian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Literature | LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | M�eres dans la litt�erature | Maternit�e dans la litt�erature | M�ere et enfant dans la litt�erature | �Ecrits de femmes canadiens -- Histoire et critique | �Ecrits de femmes am�ericains -- Histoire et critique | Litt�erature canadienne -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Litt�erature am�ericaine -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critiqueGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Textual mothers / maternal texts.DDC classification: 820.9/35252 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Maternal absence -- Maternal ambivalence -- Maternal agency -- Maternal communication.
Summary: Textual Mothers/Maternal Texts focuses on mothers as subjects and as writers who produce auto/biography, fiction, and poetry about maternity. International contributors examine the mother without child, with child, and in her multiple identities as grandmother, mother, and daughter. The collection examines how authors use textual spaces to accept, negotiate, resist, or challenge traditional conceptions of mothering and maternal roles, and how these texts offer alternative practices and visions for mothers. Further, it illuminates how textual representations both reflect and help to define o.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Maternal absence -- Maternal ambivalence -- Maternal agency -- Maternal communication.

Textual Mothers/Maternal Texts focuses on mothers as subjects and as writers who produce auto/biography, fiction, and poetry about maternity. International contributors examine the mother without child, with child, and in her multiple identities as grandmother, mother, and daughter. The collection examines how authors use textual spaces to accept, negotiate, resist, or challenge traditional conceptions of mothering and maternal roles, and how these texts offer alternative practices and visions for mothers. Further, it illuminates how textual representations both reflect and help to define o.

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