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Borderwork
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The first book to assess the impact of feminist criticism on comparative literature, Borderwork recharts the intellectual and institutional boundaries on that discipline. The seventeen essays collected here, most published for the first time, together call for the contextualization of the study of comparative literature within the areas of discourse, culture, ideology, race, and gender. Contributors: Bella Brodzki, VèVè A. Clark, Chris Cullens, Greta Gaard, Sabine Gölz, Sarah Webster Goodwin, Margaret R. Higonnet, Marianne Hirsch, Susan Sniader Lanser, Françoise Lionnet, Fedwa Malti-Douglas, Lore Metzger, Nancy K. Miller, Obioma Nnaemakea, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Anca Vlasopolos.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Margaret R. Higonnet
  3. pp. 1-16
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  1. Part I. Cross-Cultural Constructions of Female Subjects
  1. 1. Dissymmetry Embodied: Feminism, Universalism, and the Practice of Excision
  2. Francoise Lionnet
  3. pp. 19-41
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  1. 2. "Changing Masters": Gender, Genre, and the Discourses of Slavery
  2. Bella Brodzki
  3. pp. 42-60
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  1. 3. Life after Rape: Narrative, Theory, and Feminism
  2. Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
  3. pp. 61-78
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  1. Part II. Genre Theory
  1. 4. Modifications of Genre: A Feminist Critique of "Christabel" and "Die Braut von Korinth"
  2. Lore Metzger
  3. pp. 81-99
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  1. 5. Female Difficulties, Comparativist Challenge: Novels by English and German Women, 1752–1814
  2. Chris Cullens
  3. pp. 100-119
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  1. 6. Emotions Unpurged: Antigeneric Theater and the Politics of Violence
  2. Anca Vlasopolos
  3. pp. 120-143
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  1. 7. Cassandra's Question: Do Women Write War Novels?
  2. Margaret R. Higonnet
  3. pp. 144-161
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  1. 8. Jane's Family Romances
  2. Marianne Hirsch
  3. pp. 162-186
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  1. Part III. Sites of Critical Practice
  1. 9. Philoctetes' Sister: Feminist Literary Criticism and the New Misogyny
  2. Nancy K. Miller
  3. pp. 189-206
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  1. 10. One Must Go Quickly from One Light into Another: Between Ingeborg Bachmann and Jacques Derrida
  2. Sabine I. Golz
  3. pp. 207-223
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  1. 11. Dangerous Crossings: Gender and Criticism in Arabic Literary Studies
  2. Fedwa Malti-Douglas
  3. pp. 224-229
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  1. 12. Identity Politics as a Comparative Poetics
  2. Greta Gaard
  3. pp. 230-244
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  1. Part IV. Future Engagements
  1. 13. Cross Fire and Collaboration among Comparative Literature, Feminism, and the New Historicism
  2. Sarah Webster Goodwin
  3. pp. 247-266
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  1. 14. Talking Shop: A Comparative Feminist Approach to Caribbean Literature by Women
  2. VeVe A. Clark
  3. pp. 267-279
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  1. 15. Compared to What? Global Feminism, Comparatism, and the Master's Tools
  2. Susan Sniader Lanser
  3. pp. 280-300
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  1. 16. Bringing African Women into the Classroom: Rethinking Pedagogy and Epistemology
  2. Obioma Nnaemeka
  3. pp. 301-318
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 319-322
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 323-338
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