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Author Santoro, Miléna, 1965-
Title Mothers of invention : feminist authors and experimental fiction in France and Quebec / Miléna Santoro.
Imprint Montréal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2002]
©2002

Author Santoro, Miléna, 1965-
Subject French fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
French fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
French-Canadian fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
French-Canadian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
French-Canadian fiction -- Québec (Province) -- History and criticism.
Experimental fiction, French -- History and criticism.
Experimental fiction, French-Canadian -- History and criticism.
Invention (Rhetoric) -- History -- 20th century.
Feminist fiction -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 348 pages) : illustrations
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Note Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Princeton University, 1994) presented under the title: The feminist avant-garde text in France and Quebec.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-335) and index.
Contents History, ideology, theory : tracing the contexts of feminist writing in the 1970s in France and Quebec. The revival of feminism in France and Quebec ; The question of a new writing by/for women ; Hélène Cixous, Madeleine Gagnon, Nicole Brassard, and Jeanne Hyvrard : four "mothers of invention" ; Feminist writers and avant-garde practice -- (W)Rites of passage : Hélène Cixous's La. Points of departure ; Bringing language to (De)Light -- Excavating the body, unwinding the (inter)text : Madeleine Gagnon's Lueur. Maternal archaeographies : writing the body's will and legacy ; Her daring paradigms : hybridized genres, subversive syntax, and innovative intertextualities -- Drawing the line and transgressing limits : Nicole Brossard's L'Amèr. The lesbian subject as writer : again(st) the mother ; The problematics of genre and its links with gender -- Madwomen and the mother tongue : Jeanne Hyvrard's early novels. Of madness and the (M)other ; The refusal of language and the language of refusal.
Note Text in English with extracts in French.
Summary Mothers of Invention draws together innovative works of fiction written by French and Quebec feminists in the mid-1970s. Through an analysis of the strategies adopted by Hélène Cixous, Madeleine Gagnon, Nicole Brossard, and Jeanne Hyvrard as they rework maternal and (pro)creative metaphors and play with language and conventions of genre, Miléna Santoro identifies a transatlantic community of women writers who share a subversive aesthetic that participates in, even as it transforms, the tradition of the avant-garde in twentieth-century literature.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780773570269 (electronic bk.)
0773570268 (electronic bk.)
1282860518
9781282860513
0773523731
9780773523739
9780773524873
0773524878
OCLC # 767733962
Additional Format Print version: Santoro, Miléna, 1965- Mothers of invention. Montréal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2002 0773523731 (DLC) 2004445146 (OCoLC)48579856


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