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Deferrals of Domain

Contemporary Women Novelists and the State

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Contemporary female novelists tend to portray the relationship between women and the state as profoundly negative, in contrast to various constructions in current feminist theory. Martine Watson Brownley analyzes novels by Margaret Atwood, Paule Marshall, Nadine Gordimer, and Margaret Drabble to explore the significance of this disparity. The book uses literary analysis to highlight elements of state power that many feminist theorists currently occlude, ranging from women's still minimal access to state politics to the terrifying violence exercised by modern states. At the same time, however, feminist theory clarifies major elements in many contemporary women's lives about which the novels are ambivalent or misleading, such as romantic love and the role of sexuality in state politics. Deferrals of Domain fills a double gap, both authorial and topical, in current critical treatments of women writers and will be of interest to both literary and women's studies scholars.

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Martine Watson Brownley is Goodrich C. White Professor of English at Emory University.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Deferrals of Domain
Book Subtitle
Contemporary Women Novelists and the State
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-62616-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-62616-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-22811-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 277
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