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Performing Gender Violence

Plays by Contemporary American Women Dramatists

Editors: Ozieblo, B., Hernando-Real, N. (Eds.)

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About this book

Violence against women in plays bywomen has earned little mention. This revolutionary collection fills that gap, focusing on plays by American women dramatists, written in the last thirty years, that deal with different forms of gender violence. Each author discusses specific manifestations of violence in carefully selected plays: psychological, familial, war-time, and social injustice. This book encompasses the theatrical devices used to represent violence on the stage in an age of virtual, immediate reality as much as the problematics of gender violence in modern society.

About the authors

BARBARA OZIEBLO Professor of American Literature at the University of Malaga, Spain.
NOELIA HERNANDO-REAL Assistant Professor of English and North American Literature at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain.

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"Performing Gender Violence is a precious addition to the scholarly literature of the representation of violence on stage as it opens up new perspectives on the discrimination women still experience today in the United States. Fascinating in terms of content, Ozieblo and Hernando-Real's collection can also be defined as a good read since the articles are informed by the stylistic enthusiasm of the authors which adds to the quality of the book." - Journal of Contemporary Drama in English

"In an astute reconfiguration of scholarly conventions, this book, authored by female scholars, is a cross between an edited collection (as the cover suggests) and a co-authored volume . . . All in all, Performing Gender Violence: Plays by Contemporary American Women Dramatists is a thoroughly researched book, which eloquently blends theoretical considerations with close-reading analyses of specific plays. By combining examinations of canonical and recent works, the authors contribute to enlarging our knowledge of the astonishing wealth of contemporary American drama. Therefore, this book will not only be useful to feminists: it will become an invaluable research tool for any serious scholar wishing to study new developments in contemporary US theatre." European Journal of American Studies


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hernando-Real, Noelia (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Violence against Women: Forms and Responses

    Fernández-Morales, Marta (et al.)

    Pages 15-26

  • American Women Playwrights and Violence against Women

    Hernando-Real, Noelia (et al.)

    Pages 27-38

  • My Home, My Battleground: The Deconstruction of the American Family

    Hernando-Real, Noelia

    Pages 39-60

  • The Role of Female Bonding on the Stage of Violence

    Narbona-Carrión, María Dolores

    Pages 61-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performing Gender Violence
Book Subtitle
Plays by Contemporary American Women Dramatists
Editors
  • B. Ozieblo
  • N. Hernando-Real
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Barbara Ozieblo and Noelia Hernando-Real
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01056-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137010568
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-33995-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34246-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 198
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