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Published: 01 July 2021

240 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781800348462

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From Menstruation to the Menopause

The Female Fertility Cycle in Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Maria Kathryn Tomlinson

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • This is the first book on women's writing in French which draws together the under-studied areas of menstruation, childbirth and the menopause
  • This book is timely and innovative in its contribution to recent academic and advocacy work that foregrounds the stigma, shame and silence that has traditionally surrounded female bodily experience
  • The book offers an exciting new perspective on contemporary women's writing through its creation of an analytical theoretical framework which is comprised of sociological studies and feminist theory
  • The book's historical dimension provides an up to date and complete guide that is useful to any reader, from undergraduate level to expert, who wishes to deepen their knowledge about feminist theory and scholarly debates from both literary studies and sociology
  • The book combines analysis of both mainstream writers with lesser-known novelists and theorists