Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 October 2012

240 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719085888

Bookseller Code (06)


Lesbian Inscriptions in Francophone Society and Culture

Renate Güntner and Wendy Michallat

Published by Manchester University Press

Durham Modern Languages Series MUP

  • The first comprehensive collection of essays in English dedicated entirely to the study of lesbian inscriptions in francophone society and culture Offers a range of interdisciplinary perspectives on ways in which lesbianism has been represented and represented itself Examines the dominant anti-lesbian discourses discernible throughout the historical periods covered Explores how a number of counter-discourses, in the work of contemporary francophone writers and cinematographers, are able to subvert hetero-normative constructions of female homosexuality by creating new and empowering images of lesbian desire and subjectivity