Shifting Scenes: Interviews on Women, Writing, and Politics in Post-68 France

By: Alice A. Jardine (Editor), Anne M. Menke (Editor)

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Fifteen of the most important and influential women fiction writers, critics, and theorists writing in France today are interviewed in "Shifting Scenes." Although their writing and attitudes differ in many ways, their work is perceived in the U.S. to constitute "French Feminism," and has a marked impact on American feminist theory.

Alice Jardine and Anne Menke interviewed Chantal Chawaf, Helene Cixous, Catherine Clement, Francoise Collin, Marguerite Duras, Claudine Herrmann, Jeanne Hyvrard, Luce Irigaray, Sarah Kofman, Julia Kristeva, Eugenie Lemoine-Luccioni, Marcelle Marini, Michele Montrelay, Christiane Rochefort, and Monique Wittig. The women were asked what it means to be a woman writer in France today and how each views her relations to her country's institutions, and the place of women writers in the canon. the answers are lively, unexpectedly argumentative, and diverse. What these highly accomplished women have to say about contemporary society, politics, literature, feminism, and their own work, will surprise, inform, and challenge.

Title: Shifting Scenes: Interviews on Women, Writing, and Politics in Post-68 France

Author Name: Alice A. Jardine (Editor), Anne M. Menke (Editor)

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Publisher: U.S.A., Columbia University Press: 1991

ISBN Number: 0231067720

ISBN Number 13: 9780231067720

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

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Description: Very good condition. No dust jacket. Shifting Scenes: Interviews on Women, Writing, and Politics in Post-68 France By Alice A. Jardine (Editor), Anne M. Menke (Editor) Two American feminists asked several French women intellectuals some American questions; their answers provide a sparkling and often startling account of the difference between the two cultures with regard to feminism, the university, and the canon. Product Details Hardcover: 224 pages Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 15, 1991) Language: English ISBN-10: 0231067720 ISBN-13: 9780231067720 Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches

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