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Mothers of invention [electronic resource] : feminist authors and experimental fiction in France and Quebec / Mil�ena Santoro.

By: Santoro, Mil�ena, 1965-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montr�eal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2002Description: 1 online resource (xii, 348 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780773570269 (electronic bk.); 0773570268 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): French fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism | French fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | French-Canadian fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism | French-Canadian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | French-Canadian fiction -- Qu�ebec (Province) -- History and criticism | Experimental fiction, French -- History and criticism | Experimental fiction, French-Canadian -- History and criticism | Invention (Rhetoric) -- History -- 20th century | Feminist fiction -- History and criticism | Feminist fiction, Canadian (French) -- History and criticism | Experimental fiction, Canadian (French) -- History and criticism | Canadian fiction (French) -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Canadian fiction (French) -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Canadian fiction (French) -- Quebec (Province) -- History and criticism | Roman f�eministe canadien-fran�cais -- Histoire et critique | Roman f�eministe fran�cais -- Histoire et critique | Roman exp�erimental canadien-fran�cais -- Histoire et critique | Roman exp�erimental fran�cais -- Histoire et critique | �Ecrits de femmes canadiens-fran�cais -- Histoire et critique | �Ecrits de femmes fran�cais -- Histoire et critique | Roman canadien-fran�cais -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Roman canadien-fran�cais -- Qu�ebec (Province) -- Histoire et critique | Roman qu�eb�ecois -- Histoire et critique | Roman fran�cais -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Experimentele fictie | Vrouwelijke auteurs | Feminisme | Feminismus | Frauenliteratur | Literatur | Frankreich | Franz�osisch | Qu�ebec (Provinz) | LITERARY CRITICISM / European / French | Geschichte 1970-1980Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mothers of invention.DDC classification: 843/.91099287 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
History, ideology, theory : tracing the contexts of feminist writing in the 1970s in France and Quebec. The revival of feminism in France and Quebec ; The question of a new writing by/for women ; H�el�ene Cixous, Madeleine Gagnon, Nicole Brassard, and Jeanne Hyvrard : four "mothers of invention" ; Feminist writers and avant-garde practice -- (W)Rites of passage : H�el�ene Cixous's La. Points of departure ; Bringing language to (De)Light -- Excavating the body, unwinding the (inter)text : Madeleine Gagnon's Lueur. Maternal archaeographies : writing the body's will and legacy ; Her daring paradigms : hybridized genres, subversive syntax, and innovative intertextualities -- Drawing the line and transgressing limits : Nicole Brossard's L'Am�er. The lesbian subject as writer : again(st) the mother ; The problematics of genre and its links with gender -- Madwomen and the mother tongue : Jeanne Hyvrard's early novels. Of madness and the (M)other ; The refusal of language and the language of refusal.
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Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Princeton University, 1994) presented under the title: The feminist avant-garde text in France and Quebec.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [319]-335) and index.

History, ideology, theory : tracing the contexts of feminist writing in the 1970s in France and Quebec. The revival of feminism in France and Quebec ; The question of a new writing by/for women ; H�el�ene Cixous, Madeleine Gagnon, Nicole Brassard, and Jeanne Hyvrard : four "mothers of invention" ; Feminist writers and avant-garde practice -- (W)Rites of passage : H�el�ene Cixous's La. Points of departure ; Bringing language to (De)Light -- Excavating the body, unwinding the (inter)text : Madeleine Gagnon's Lueur. Maternal archaeographies : writing the body's will and legacy ; Her daring paradigms : hybridized genres, subversive syntax, and innovative intertextualities -- Drawing the line and transgressing limits : Nicole Brossard's L'Am�er. The lesbian subject as writer : again(st) the mother ; The problematics of genre and its links with gender -- Madwomen and the mother tongue : Jeanne Hyvrard's early novels. Of madness and the (M)other ; The refusal of language and the language of refusal.

Text in English with extracts in French.

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Mothers of invention by Santoro, Mil�ena, ©2002
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