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Women and Death 2

Warlike Women in the German Literary and Cultural Imagination since 1500

«The case studies range from general issues to very specific ones, providing good coverage of militant women in many roles from early times onwards. . . . [P]rovide[s] revealing insights into specific individuals, including key figures such as Grimmelshausen's Courasche, Schiller's Joan of Arc, and Kleist's Penthesilea.»

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Explores both constants and changes in representations of warlike and violent women in German culture over the past six centuries.

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Explores both constants and changes in representations of warlike and violent women in German culture over the past six centuries.

Warlike women are a recurring phenomenon in German literature and culture since 1500. Amazons, terrorists, warrior women -- this volume of essays by leading scholars from the UK and Germany analyzes ideas and portrayals of these figures in the visual arts, society, media, and scholarship, always against the backdrop of Germany's development as a culture and as a nation. The contributors look for patterns in the historical portrayal of warlike women, askingthe questions: What cultural signals are sent when women are shown occupying men's spaces by dressing as warriors or in men's clothing? What can legitimize the woman who bears arms? From what is the erotic potential of images linking women and violence derived? Have recent feminist thought and political developments changed representations of warlike women?

Contributors: Bettina Brandt, Sarah Colvin, Mererid Puw Davies, Peter Davies, ChristineEifler, Ute Frevert, Kathrin Hoffmann-Curtius, Ritchie Robertson, Daria Santini, Ruth Seifert, Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly.

Sarah Colvin is Eudo C. Mason Chair of German at the University of Edinburgh. Helen Watanabe-O'Kellyis Professor of German at Oxford University and Fellow and Tutor of Exeter College, Oxford.

Detaljer

Forlag
Camden House Inc
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
324
ISBN
9781571134004
Utgivelsesår
2009
Format
22 x 14 cm

Om forfatteren

MERERID PUW DAVIES is Professor of German Studies at University College London, UK.

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«The case studies range from general issues to very specific ones, providing good coverage of militant women in many roles from early times onwards. . . . [P]rovide[s] revealing insights into specific individuals, including key figures such as Grimmelshausen's Courasche, Schiller's Joan of Arc, and Kleist's Penthesilea.»

MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW

«This collection appeals to a surprisingly broad range of audiences. Specialists will find theoretical and analytical inspiration for their own works.»

GERMAN STUDIES REVIEW

«Of particular interest are the essays dealing with how the female image has been used to represent the German nation.»

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