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European Intertexts

Stoneman, Patsy / Sánchez-Arce, Ana María (eds.)
with Angela Leighton

European Intertexts

Women’s Writing in English in a European Context

Series: European Connections - Volume 13

Year of Publication: 2005

Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2005. 296 pp.
ISBN 978-3-03910-167-2 pb.  (Softcover)

Weight: 0.430 kg, 0.948 lbs

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Book synopsis

European Intertexts is the first fruit of an ongoing collaborative study aiming to challenge the isolationism of much critical work on English literature by exploring the interdependence of English and continental European literatures in writing by women. While later volumes will deal with specific texts, this introductory volume provides a descriptive framework and a theoretical basis for studies in the field. Covering issues such as the role of English as a world language, the definition of ‘Europe’, and the current state of Translation Studies, the book also surveys theories of intertextuality and demonstrates intertextual links between written and visual and film texts.
This book is itself pioneering in making a systematic approach to women’s writings in English in the context of other European cultures. Although Europe is a political reality, this cultural interpenetration remains largely unexamined, and these essays represent an important first step towards revealing that unexplored richness.


Contents: Linda Hutcheon: Foreword – Patsy Stoneman: Introduction – Nicole Ward Jouve: The Dawn of the Other: A Millennial Meditation – Vita Fortunati: The Theoretical Challenge of Feminist Comparative Studies: Between Universalism and Difference – Ana María Sánchez-Arce: ‘My Name Is Legion’: an Exploration of Immigration and Postcoloniality in Intertextual Studies – Marta Minier: Translation Revalued: Reconsidering Translation from the Vantage Point of Gender Studies – Eleonora Federici: Destabilising the Canon: A Survey and a Bibliography of Intertextual Critical Theory – Ana Zamorano: Our Radical Strangeness and the Space in Between: Intertextuality and Abjection – Jeni Williams: Intertexts in the European Text of the Nation: the case of Welsh Women Writing in English – Gabriela Macedo: Scandalous Bodies: Visual Poetics and the Politics of Representation – Brian Hoyle: Intertextuality and Film: Sally Potter’s ‘Orlando’ – Susan Stanford Friedman: Hybridity, Migration, and Cultural Parataxis: New Ways of Thinking about Intertextuality.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Editors: Patsy Stoneman is an Emeritus Reader in English at the University of Hull (UK). Her publications include monographs entitled Elizabeth Gaskell (1987) and Brontë Transformations: the Cultural Dissemination of ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Wuthering Heights’ (1996), and numerous edited works on Gaskell and the Brontës. As convener of Hull University’s M.A. in ‘Women and Literature in English’, she co-ordinated Erasmus/Socrates exchanges with a network of European partners, and since 1999 has co-ordinated the British-Academy-funded ‘European Intertexts’ project.
Ana María Sánchez-Arce received an M.A. in Women and Literature in English from the Univesity of Hull in 1998 and also in English Literature and North American Studies in 1999 from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. She teaches at the University of Reading (UK) and is currently finishing her doctoral thesis on authenticity in contemporary British literature at the University of Hull.


European Connections. Vol. 13
Edited by Peter Collier