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Modern Spanish Women as Agents of Change: Essays in Honor of Maryellen Bieder
edited by Jennifer Smith
contributions by Rogelia Lily Ibarra, Neus Carbonell, Jo Labanyi, Jennifer Smith, Akiko Tsuchiya, Christine Arkinstall, Roberta Johnson, Susan M McKenna, Linda Willem, Denise DuPont and Margot Versteeg
Bucknell University Press, 2019
eISBN: 978-1-68448-035-7 | Paper: 978-1-68448-032-6 | Cloth: 978-1-68448-033-3
Library of Congress Classification PQ6055.M63 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 860.99287

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This volume brings together cutting-edge research on modern Spanish women as writers, activists, and embodiments of cultural change, and simultaneously honors Maryellen Bieder’s invaluable scholarly contribution to the field. The essays are innovative in their consideration of lesser-known women writers, focus on women as political activists, and use of post-colonialism, queer theory, and spatial theory to examine the period from the Enlightenment until World War II. The contributors study women as agents and representations of social change in a variety of genres, including short stories, novels, plays, personal letters, and journalistic pieces. Canonical authors such as Emilia Pardo Bazán, Leopoldo Alas “Clarín,” and Carmen de Burgos are considered alongside lesser known writers and activists such as María Rosa Gálvez, Sofía Tartilán, and Caterina Albert i Paradís. The critical analyses are situated within their specific socio-historical context, and shed new light on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Spanish literature, history, and culture.

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