From Goethe To Gide

Feminism, Aesthetics and the Literary Canon in France and Germany, 1770-1936

Contributions by Elizabeth Boa, Gail K. Hart, Robert C. Holub, Patricia Howe, Ann Jefferson, Rosemary Lloyd, Jann Matlock, Professor Mary Orr, Ricarda Schmidt, Naomi Segal, Professor Lesley Sharpe, Judith Still Edited by Professor Mary Orr, Professor Lesley Sharpe

Ebook (VitalSource) - £75.00

Publication date:

02 March 2015

Length of book:

320 pages


University of Exeter Press

ISBN-13: 9780859899147

From Goethe to Gide brings together twelve essays on canonical male writers (six French and six German) commissioned from leading specialists from Britain and North America.

These essays, aimed at final year undergraduates and postgraduates, focus on Rousseau, Goethe, Schiller, Hoffmann, Stendhal, Baudelaire, Flaubert, Heine, Fontane, Zola, Kafka, Gide. The collection therefore foregrounds the major authors taught on British university BA courses in French and German. Working with the tools of feminist criticism, the authors demonstrate how feminist readings of these writings can illuminate far more than attitudes towards women.