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Writing as Re-vision: literatura, feminizm, macierzyństwo
Writing as Re-vision: literature, feminism, motherhood

Author(s): Agnieszka Gawron
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Sociology of Culture
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: matrifocal narratives; matricentric feminism; writing as re-vision
Summary/Abstract: The aim of this article is to analyze complex and often difficult links between feminism and motherhood. The leading theme is feminist writing, seen as a catalyst of a matricentric turn at the beginning of the 21th century culture, as well as a theoretical frame for developing motherhood studies. I am particulary interested in the influence of feminist research (A. Rich, E. Badinter, A. O’Reilly, M. Hirsch, representatives of écriture féminine and the ethics of care) on re-vision of cultural script of motherhood and maternal values represented by current maternal narratives in Poland and in the world. However, the problem of maternal experience representation and symbolic (often real) violence toward mothers still exists, despite many positive changes within maternal discourse (see works by O. Donath, J. Stephens).

  • Page Range: 105-120
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish