Women Constructing Men: Female Novelists and Their Male by Sarah S. G. Frantz,Katharina Rennhak,Sarah Ailwood,Katherine

By Sarah S. G. Frantz,Katharina Rennhak,Sarah Ailwood,Katherine Bode,Frederick Burwick,Rainer Emig,George E. Haggerty,Roxanne Harde,Angela Laflen,Shawn Lisa Maurer,Ellen McWilliams,Sara Pearson,Virginia Richter

lady novelists have regularly invested as a lot narrative power in developing their male characters_heroes and villains_as in envisioning their woman protagonists, yet this truth has bought little or no scholarly realization so far. In girls developing males, students from Australia, Canada, Germany, nice Britain and the U.S. start to caricature the description of a brand new literary background of girls writing males within the English-speaking international from the eighteenth century until eventually this day. by means of rediscovering forgotten texts, rereading novels by means of excessive canonical lady authors, refocusing the curiosity in famous novels, and examining modern narrative buildings of masculinity, the contributing students exhibit that girl authors create male characters every piece as complicated as their male opposite numbers. utilizing various theoretical types and coming to an equivalent number of conclusions, the essays amassed in ladies developing males skilfully reveal that the subject of female-authored masculinities not just permits students to re-read and re-discover nearly each novel ever written by means of a lady author, but in addition triggers reflections on a number of theoretical questions of gender and style. In re-examining those male characters throughout literary historical past, those articles expand the feminist query of 'Who has the authority to create a feminine character?' to 'Who has the authority to create any character?'.

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