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The Feminine as Fantastic in the Conte Fantastique: Visions of the Other

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The fantastic genre holds a privileged position in literary and feminist studies because of its open exploration of the limits of mimetic creation and its attempts to represent alterity, both feminine and supernatural. This study traces its development as a product of the dramatically changing cultural context of nineteenth-century France. Examining post-revolutionary concerns about questions of gender and identity, this work observes the increasingly disruptive force of the feminine fantastic upon the masculine subject ...

The Feminine as Fantastic in the Conte Fantastique: Visions of the Other 1995, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820427850

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