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Title Mapping experience in Polish and Russian women's writing / edited by Marja Rytkönen [and others]
Published Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2010


Description 1 online resource (viii, 262 pages)
Contents Mapping concepts : "experience" and women's writing in Russia and Poland / Urszula Chowaniec, Kirsi Kurkijärvi and Marja Rytkönen. Part I: Authorship and experience in 19th-century Russian and Polish women's writing. Conversation as female experience : the case of Narcyza Żmichowska / Grażyna Borkowska. The writing experience as emotional trauma : the case of Elena Andreevna Gan / Evgeniia Stroganova. Glory to the vanquished or tribute to lived experience : Eliza Orzeskowa's recreation of 1863 in her cycle 'Gloria victis' (1910) / Ursula Phillips -- Part II: Extreme and silent experiences : trauma and memory. "The trace of extremity within" : the aesthetics of trauma in Anna Ṡwirscczyńska's poems from Building the barricade / Renata Ingbrant. Soviet women and The Great Patriotic War : recalling extreme experience, body and pain / Kirsi Kurkijärvi. Feeling, thinking, confessing : post-Soviet memory and matrilineal narrative in Nina Katerli's 'Through the dusk of reality' / Marja Rytkönen
(cont.) Part III: Intersections of body, sexuality and age. "Intimately social" : the experience of menstruation in Polish women's writing / Urszula Chowaniec. Experience as a trial : representations of older women in contemporary Russian women's literature / Irina Savkina -- Part IV: Transformations of femininity : the politics of aesthetics. "In Russia a poet is more than a poet" : murderous/murdering poetical nonconformism (Anna Alchuk and political regimes in Russia) / Irina Zherebkina. Motherhood as a source of suffering : on the contemporary Polish discourse of maternity / Agnieszka Mrozik. Excessive prose : 'The Queen's peacock' by Dorota Masłowska / Katarzynq Czeczot
Summary "This volume represents the 'final report' of the research project Generation, National Identity, the Body: Polish and Russian Women's Writing in Transformation (PURU, affiliated to the University of Tampere, Finland, School of Modern Languages and Translation Studies. Mapping experience is the third 'experiment' conducted by the PURU research group on what happens to feminist literary thories and concepts when applied in the post-socialist East European context, or the context of the so-called second world"--Preface, p. [vii]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Polish literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Russian literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Literature: history & criticism.
Literary essays.
Gender studies: women.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- General.
Russian literature -- Women authors.
Rysk litteratur -- kvinnliga författare -- historia -- 1800-talet -- 1900-talet -- 2000-talet.
Polsk litteratur -- kvinnliga författare -- historia -- 1800-talet -- 1900-talet -- 2000-talet.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Rytkönen, Marja.
ISBN 9781443825238