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Forensic storytelling and the literary roots of early modern feminism : reSisters

Title
Forensic storytelling and the literary roots of early modern feminism : reSisters / Barbara Abrams.
ISBN
9780367029173
0367029170
9781032632728
1032632720
9780429001147
9780429671340
9780429672835
Publication
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2024.
Copyright Notice Date
©2024
Physical Description
vii, 161 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Notes
"Routledge Focus" -- from cover.
Summary
"The writing of letters and the rise of the novel provided a way for some women to express themselves at a time when the all-male French Academy defined the very parameters of French literary acceptability and tradition. Women who were consigned to convents, workhouses or prisons were in most respects deprived of agency, yet many found ways to respond to the legal documents served against them. The letters and associated materials preserved in their legal files provide evidence that these women did not remain quiet, as they found means to resist authority. The forensic storytelling examined in this book supports the conclusion that the documents written in these constrained circumstances have both historical and literary merit and form the core of an understudied genre of literature"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Abrams, Barbara. Forensic storytelling and the literary roots of early modern feminism New York : Routledge, 2023
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 16, 2024
Series
Routledge focus on literature.
Routledge focus on literature
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Forensic storytelling and antimonarchical epistolarity
Les causes célèbres, factum or fiction? or: "That's what he said!"
Tanastès est Satan: authenticity and audacity in the writings of Marie-Madeleine Bonafon
Excess or success? the case of Mme Geneviève de Gravelle
"What's in a name?": The case of Angélique Schwab
Conclusion.
Citation

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