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Reading Coetzee's Women

Editors: Kossew, Sue, Harvey, Melinda (Eds.)

  • Includes essays by well-known Coetzee scholars as well as emerging scholars of his work from around the world
  • Analyses a range of texts from across the full breadth of Coetzee’s work, including his most recent novels  Makes important links between the disciplines of literary and gender studies
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About this book

This is the first book to focus entirely on the under-researched but crucial topic of women in the work of J. M. Coetzee, generally regarded as one of the world’s most significant living writers. The fourteen essays in this collection raise the central issue of how Coetzee’s texts address the ‘woman question’. There is a focus on Coetzee’s representation of women, engagement with women writers and the ethics of what has been termed his ‘ventriloquism’ of women’s voices in his fiction and autobiographical writings, right up to his most recent novel, The Schooldays of Jesus. As such, this collection makes important links between the disciplines of literary and gender studies. It includes essays by well-known Coetzee scholars as well as by emerging scholars from around the world, providing fascinating and timely global insights into how his works are read from differing cultural and scholarly perspectives.

 


About the authors

 Melinda Harvey is Lecturer in Literary Studies at Monash University, Australia. She is co-editor of Katherine Mansfield and Literary Influence (2015), has written numerous essays on J. M. Coetzee’s writing, and is the current judge of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia’s most prestigious literary prize.

Sue Kossew is Chair of English and Literary Studies at Monash University, Australia. Her books include Pen and Power: A Post-Colonial Reading of J.M. Coetzee and André Brink (1996), Writing Woman, Writing Place: Australian and South African Fiction (2004) and Rethinking the Victim: Gender and Violence in Australian Women’s Writing (2019). Edited volumes include Critical Essays on J.M. Coetzee (1998) and Strong Opinions: J.M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary Fiction (2011).

 



Buy this book

eBook 53,54 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: September 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19777-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: September 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19776-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading Coetzee's Women
Editors
  • Sue Kossew
  • Melinda Harvey
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19777-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19777-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19776-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 252
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