Reading with a Difference: Gender, Race, and Cultural Identity

Voorkant
Wayne State University Press, 1993 - 400 pagina's
"Reading with a Difference is a collection of eighteen essays that examines how issues of gender, race, and cultural identity inform texts from the seventeenth century to the present. Together the contributions document recent significant shifts occurring in the theoretical approach to the texts they study and illustrate how shifts in each of these categories affect how the others are viewed." "The first section of this anthology explores the notion that identity - particularly gender identity - is a cultural construct. The essays in the second section consider ways in which race and gender intersect with cultural identity and how encounters between different cultures challenge any identity constructed in isolation." "First published in the journal Criticism, these essays offer no blueprint for reading. Instead they encourage a rereading of canonical texts and a questioning of how these texts face matters of gender, race, and cultural identity; how they respond to the differences and the incongruities within the cultures from which they arise; and to which they speak."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Inhoudsopgave

Introduction
7
Reconstructing Oedipus Through Beauty and the Beast
83
The Politics
101
Maud Masculinity and Poetic Identity
129
Sexuality and Visual Terrorism in The Wings of the Dove
151
Desire in Thomas Manns
185
Gendered Sites in Robinson
207
Domesticity Versus Slavery in Uncle
227
Frederick Douglasss Strategic
245
Reading Race and Gender in Conrads Dark Continent
269
Dialogic
311
Authority
357
Translingualism and the Literary Imagination
381
Contributors
397
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