Antigone's Daughters?: Gender, Genealogy and the Politics of by Hilary Owen,Cláudia Pazos Alonso

By Hilary Owen,Cláudia Pazos Alonso

Antigone's Daughters? presents the 1st certain dialogue in English of six famous Portuguese ladies writers, operating throughout quite a lot of genres: Florbela Espanca (1894-1930), Irene Lisboa (1892-1958), Agustina Bessa Lu's, (1923- ), Nat_lia Correia (1923-93), HZlia Correia (1949 -) and L'dia Jorge (1946 - ). jointly they hide the span of the twentieth century and find the money for historic insights into the advanced gender politics of accomplishing institutional popularity and validation within the Portuguese nationwide canon at varied issues within the twentieth century. even if a patrilinear evolutionary version visibly buildings nationwide literary heritage in Portugal to the current day, ladies writers and critics haven't more often than not sought to exchange this with a matrilinear feminist counter-history. The unifying metaphor that the authors undertake right here for the aim of discussing Portuguese women's ambivalent reaction to woman family tree is the classical determine of Antigone, who satirically sacrifices her personal genealogical continuity within the identify of shielding relatives and kinship, whereas resisting the patriarchal pragmatics of state-building. may still ladies writers, confronted with the absence of a feminine culture, posit a woman-centred position outdoor the jurisdiction of male family tree, even though strategically essentialist that position could be, or may still they essentially eschew fastened sexual id to behave as unnameable saboteurs, undoing the legislation of patriarchal culture from within?

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