Aus unseren Neuerwerbungen – Romanistik 2022.7

Against the Grain: The Poet­ics of Non-Nor­ma­tive Mas­culin­i­ty in Deca­dent French Lit­er­a­ture
BuchcoverIs it real­ly a man’s world? At a time when mas­culin­i­ty is being chal­lenged, this book explores the links between read­ing and writ­ing and how they have his­tor­i­cal­ly been asso­ci­at­ed with mas­cu­line priv­i­lege. This book focus­es on the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of mas­culin­i­ty as a lit­er­ary con­cept in Deca­dent lit­er­a­ture by Huys­mans, Lor­rain, Rachilde, and Mir­beau to demon­strate how the move­ment both appro­pri­at­ed and sub­vert­ed patri­ar­chal assump­tions sur­round­ing read­ing and writ­ing. The author takes a broad approach towards mas­culin­i­ty and its dis­con­tents by uncov­er­ing unlike­ly pre­tenders to the throne – witch­es, dandies, and cuck­olds – desta­bil­is­ing its valid­i­ty. By posi­tion­ing the study against the back­drop of the fi n‑de-siè­cle «cri­sis» of mas­culin­i­ty, the book under­mines pre­vi­ous­ly held asser­tions about the nature of mas­culin­i­ty then and now, open­ing up fresh ground for the appraisal and analy­sis of gen­der in French stud­ies and beyond.
This book was Joint Win­ner of the 2019 Peter Lang Young Schol­ars Com­pe­ti­tion in Nine­teenth-Cen­tu­ry French Stud­ies.
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Home, mem­o­ry and belong­ing in Ital­ian post­colo­nial lit­er­a­ture
BuchcoverThis book exam­ines the mean­ing of home through the inves­ti­ga­tion of a series of pub­lic and pri­vate spaces recur­rent in Ital­ian post­colo­nial lit­er­a­ture. The chap­ters, by con­sid­er­ing Ter­mi­ni train sta­tion in Rome, phone cen­tres, the con­do­mini­um, and the pri­vate spaces of the bath­room and the bed­room, inves­ti­gate how migrant char­ac­ters inhab­it those places and turn them into famil­iar spaces of belong­ing. Home, Mem­o­ry and Belong­ing in Ital­ian Post­colo­nial Lit­er­a­ture sug­gests “home spaces” as a lens to exam­ine these places and the prac­tices enact­ed by their inhab­i­tants to feel at home. Draw­ing on a wide array of sources, this book focus­es on the role played by mem­o­ry in cre­at­ing transna­tion­al con­nec­tions between present and past loca­tions and on how these con­nec­tions shape migrants’ sense of self and migrants’ iden­ti­ty.
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