Women and Death. Vol. 2, Warlike women in the German literary and cultural imagination since 1500
Colvin, Sarah and Watanabe-O'Kelly, Helen, eds. (2009) Women and Death. Vol. 2, Warlike women in the German literary and cultural imagination since 1500. Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture . Rochester, NY: Camden House. ISBN 9781571134004Full text not available from this repository.
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Warlike women are a recurring phenomenon in German literature and culture since 1500. Amazons, terrorists, warrior women -- this volume of essays by leading scholars from the UK and Germany analyzes ideas and portrayals of these figures in the visual arts, society, media, and scholarship, always against the backdrop of Germany's development as a culture and as a nation. The contributors look for patterns in the historical portrayal of warlike women, asking the questions: What cultural signals are sent when women are shown occupying men's spaces by dressing as warriors or in men's clothing? What can legitimize the woman who bears arms? From what is the erotic potential of images linking women and violence derived? Have recent feminist thought and political developments changed representations of warlike women?
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PT Germanic literature|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > German Studies|
|Series Name:||Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture|
|Place of Publication:||Rochester, NY|
|Editor:||Colvin, Sarah and Watanabe-O'Kelly, Helen|
|Official Date:||1 September 2009|
|Number of Pages:||324|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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