Abstract

Abstract:

This article positions Rosa Mayreder's Faustian tale Anda Renata, ein Mysterium in zwei Teilen und zwölf Bildern within a canon of female Faust narratives and explores what it means for a nineteenth- century female writer to "write back" to one of Germany's most revered and widely read authors, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. I argue that Mayreder employs intertextuality as a strategic tool of resistance while writing and operating within a male- dominated literary landscape that relegates women's writings to the periphery. Using Stephanie Hilger and Audre Lorde to frame my theoretical arguments, I explore how Mayreder "writes back" to the male- dominated canon and how her work fits into feminist narratives from the early nineteenThcentury through today.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2327-1809
Print ISSN
2165-669X
Pages
pp. 73-87
Launched on MUSE
2018-08-28
Open Access
No
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