Maternal Genealogies: the figure of the Mother in/and literature

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Rye, Gill;
  • Publisher: Berghahn
  • Subject: CLL
    mesheuropmc: humanities

This is a review article of five volumes on representations of the mother in French, French-Canadian, Caribbean and Western European literatures. It situates them in a feminist theoretical framework and evaluates their contribution to debates on mothers and motherhood.
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