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188349559 BARKER GHEITH Org a History of Womens Writing in Russia

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This page intentionally left blank A History of Women’s Writing in Russia A History of Women’s Writing in Russia offers a comprehensive account of the lives and works of Russia’s women writers fromthe Middle Ages to the present. Based on original and archival research, much of it never published before, this volume forces a re-examination of many of the traditionally held assumptions about Russian literature and women’s role in the tradition. In setting about the process of reintegrating women
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  This page intentionally left blank   AHistoryofWomen’sWritinginRussia  AHistoryofWomen’sWritinginRussia offersacomprehensiveaccountofthelivesandworksofRussia’swomenwritersfromtheMiddleAgestothepresent.Basedonoriginalandarchivalresearch,muchofitneverpublishedbefore,thisvolumeforcesare-examinationofmanyofthetraditionallyheldassumptionsaboutRussianliteratureandwomen’sroleinthetradition.InsettingabouttheprocessofreintegratingwomenwritersintothehistoryofRussianliterature,contributorshaveaddressedtheoftensurprisingcontextswithinwhichwomen’swritinghasbeenproduced.Chaptersrevealaflourishingliterarytraditionwherenonewasthoughttoexist,theyredrawthemapdefiningRussia’sliteraryperiods,theylookathowRussia’swomenwritersarticulatedtheirownexperience,andtheyreassesstheirrelationshiptothedominantmaletradition.Thevolumeissupportedbyextensivereferencefeaturesincludingabibliographyandguidetowritersandtheirworks.A DELE M ARIE B ARKER  isProfessorofRussianandSlavicLanguagesandComparativeCulturalandLiteraryStudiesattheUniversityofArizona.Sheistheauthorof  TheMotherSyndromeintheRussianFolkImagination (1986)andco-authorof   Dialogues/Dialogi: LiteraryandCulturalExchangesbetween(ex-)SovietandAmericanWomen(  1994  ). Sheistheeditorof  ConsumingRussia:PopularCulture,Sex,and SocietysinceGorbachev (1999). J EHANNE MG HEITH isAssociateProfessorofSlavicandWomen’sStudiesatDukeUniversity.Sheistheeditor,withBarbaraNorton,of   AnImproperProfession:Women,Gender,and JournalisminLateImperialRussia (2001).
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