Loving Against the Odds: Women's Writing in English in a European Context (European Connections #22) (Paperback)

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Loving Against the Odds: Women's Writing in English in a European Context (European Connections #22) (Paperback)

By Peter Collier (Editor), Elizabeth Russell (Editor)

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This is book number 22 in the European Connections series.

The essays collected in this volume include a selection of those presented at a conference in the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain, in 2002. They highlight the existence of a European network of women's writing which became a valuable source of consciousness-raising, not only for European women writers, but also for their readers. The main theme running through the essays is love: women loving against the odds and transcending all kinds of obstacles. Does love speak a common language or is it inevitably linked to social mores and individual experience? Does desire work in the same way? Do love and desire have the power to subvert dichotomous thinking and motivate real change? The texts studied in this volume are both fictional and factual, from plays and novels to diaries, letters and drama performances. The countries the essays travel through, and the languages they encounter, all contribute to forming a magic web of connections, solidarities and ideas that truly cross boundaries.
The Editor: Elizabeth Russell has been teaching literature and women's studies at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain, since 1982. She has published widely on feminism and literature, especially in the area of cross-cultural studies, utopia and dystopia. She is a member of a research project on utopian and dystopian fiction within T-CLAA (Cultural Transformations in English and German Studies).
Product Details ISBN: 9783039107322
ISBN-10: 3039107321
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publis
Publication Date: December 8th, 2006
Pages: 221
Language: English
Series: European Connections