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Reading Coetzee's Women

Editors: Kossew, Sue, Harvey, Melinda (Eds.)

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  • Includes essays by well-known Coetzee scholars as well as emerging scholars of his work from around the world
  • Analyses a range of texts from across the full breadth of Coetzee’s work, including his most recent novels
  •   Makes important links between the disciplines of literary and gender studies
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This is the first book to focus entirely on the under-researched but crucial topic of women in the work of J. M. Coetzee, generally regarded as one of the world’s most significant living writers. The fourteen essays in this collection raise the central issue of how Coetzee’s texts address the ‘woman question’. There is a focus on Coetzee’s representation of women, engagement with women writers and the ethics of what has been termed his ‘ventriloquism’ of women’s voices in his fiction and autobiographical writings, right up to his most recent novel, The Schooldays of Jesus. As such, this collection makes important links between the disciplines of literary and gender studies. It includes essays by well-known Coetzee scholars as well as by emerging scholars from around the world, providing fascinating and timely global insights into how his works are read from differing cultural and scholarly perspectives.


                   

                

               

 

About the authors

 Melinda Harvey is Lecturer in Literary Studies at Monash University, Australia. She is co-editor of Katherine Mansfield and Literary Influence (2015), has written numerous essays on J. M. Coetzee’s writing, and is the current judge of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia’s most prestigious literary prize.

Sue Kossew is Chair of English and Literary Studies at Monash University, Australia. Her books include Pen and Power: A Post-Colonial Reading of J.M. Coetzee and André Brink (1996), Writing Woman, Writing Place: Australian and South African Fiction (2004) and Rethinking the Victim: Gender and Violence in Australian Women’s Writing (2019). Edited volumes include Critical Essays on J.M. Coetzee (1998) and Strong Opinions: J.M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary Fiction (2011).

 



Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • J. M. Coetzee and the Woman Question

    Pages 1-16

    Kossew, Sue (et al.)

  • He and His Woman: Passing Performances and Coetzee’s Dialogic Drag

    Pages 19-37

    Wright, Laura

  • Molly Bloom and Elizabeth Costello: Coetzee’s Female Characters and the Limits of the Sympathetic Imagination

    Pages 39-53

    Attridge, Derek

  • ‘A New Footing’: Re-reading the Barbarian Girl in Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians

    Pages 55-68

    Attwell, David

  • Art and the Female in Youth: Between Joyce and Beckett

    Pages 71-86

    Stewart, Paul

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19777-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19776-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading Coetzee's Women
Editors
  • Sue Kossew
  • Melinda Harvey
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19777-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19777-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19776-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 252
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