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Quebec's Women Writers Re-frame Gender in North American Cultures Paula Ruth Gilbert ... DiSCoURSES oF FEMALE vioLENCE AND SoCiETAL GENDER STEREoTyPES What if this monstrous, moral alien is a woman? On the one hand, most feminist ...

Author: Paula Ruth Gilbert

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773577107

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

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In the past twenty years Quebec women writers, including Aline Chamberland, Claire Dé, Suzanne Jacob, and Hélène Rioux, have created female characters who are fascinated with bold sexual actions and language, cruelty, and violence, at times culminating in infanticide and serial killing. Paula Ruth Gilbert argues that these Quebec feminist writers are "re-framing" gender. Violence and the Female Imagination explores whether these imagined women are striking out at an external other or harming themselves through acts of self-destruction and depression. Gilbert examines the degree to which women are imitating men in the outward direction of their anger and hostility and suggests that such "tough" women may be mocking men in their "macho" exploits of sexuality and violence. She illustrates the ways in which Quebec female authors are "feminizing" violence or re-envisioning gender in North American culture. Gilbert bridges methodological gaps and integrates history, sociology, literary theory, feminist theory, and other disciplinary approaches to provide a framework for the discussion of important ethical and aesthetic questions.
2006-03-31 By Paula Ruth Gilbert

His tragic death, along with that of Laurent Lauvaud, radio station donor, points to the lifethreatening violence surrounding Radio Zorey in its mission of truth-telling in an era of repression and censure. Narrative action occurs both ...

Author: Maxine Lavon Montgomery

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350124516

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Exploring postapocalypticism in the Black literary and cultural tradition, this book extends the scholarly conversation on Afro-futurist canon formation through an examination of futuristic imaginaries in representative twentieth and twenty-first century works of literature and expressive culture by Black women in an African diasporic setting. The author demonstrates the implications of Afro-futurist literary criticism for Black Atlantic literary and critical theory, investigating issues of hybridity, transcending boundaries, temporality and historical recuperation. Covering writers including Octavia Butler, Edwidge Danticat, Nalo Hopkinson, Toni Morrison, Jesmyn Ward and Beyoncé, this book examines the ways Black women artists attempt to recover a raced and gendered heritage, and how they explore an evolving social order that is both connected to and distinct from the past.
2021-06-17 By Maxine Lavon Montgomery

Demonstrates how feminism as an intellectual discipline has taken the wrong approach and examines the underlying passion that links feminists and readers of romance fiction

Author: Helen Hazen

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UVA:X000506843

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Demonstrates how feminism as an intellectual discipline has taken the wrong approach and examines the underlying passion that links feminists and readers of romance fiction
1983 By Helen Hazen

So often, it is within the most marginal, most negated, most ignored aspects of the popular imagination that our worst cultural nightmares come back to haunt us. Female criminality, female violence, female desire — so firmly negated by ...

Author: Martha McCaughey

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292778375

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 291

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When Thelma and Louise outfought the men who had tormented them, women across America discovered what male fans of action movies have long known—the empowering rush of movie violence. Yet the duo's escapades also provoked censure across a wide range of viewers, from conservatives who felt threatened by the up-ending of women's traditional roles to feminists who saw the pair's use of male-style violence as yet another instance of women's co-option by the patriarchy. In the first book-length study of violent women in movies, Reel Knockouts makes feminist sense of violent women in films from Hollywood to Hong Kong, from top-grossing to direct-to-video, and from cop-action movies to X-rated skin flicks. Contributors from a variety of disciplines analyze violent women's respective places in the history of cinema, in the lives of viewers, and in the feminist response to male violence against women. The essays in part one, "Genre Films," turn to film cycles in which violent women have routinely appeared. The essays in part two, "New Bonds and New Communities," analyze movies singly or in pairs to determine how women's movie brutality fosters solidarity amongst the characters or their audiences. All of the contributions look at films not simply in terms of whether they properly represent women or feminist principles, but also as texts with social contexts and possible uses in the re-construction of masculinity and femininity.
2010-01-01 By Martha McCaughey

Chapter Five Speaking One Voice against Gender Based Violence: Perspectives from the “Thursdays in Black” Campaign ... 1 Paula R. Gilbert, Violence and the Female Imagination: Quebec Women Writers Reframe Gender in North American ...

Author: Lilian Siwila

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9789996076039

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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This is a pioneering volume that emerges from the voices of women scholars who belong to the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians in their response to the subjection of women and children in religion and public life. The book uses the metaphor "Chikamoneka" literally meaning, it shall be seen, to demonstrate resistance to all forms of oppression by empire to humanity, especially those inflicted on women and children. Some of the themes that addressed in this book are drawn from women's lived experiences. This demonstrates the power of narrative theory as a tool for academic discourse. The book makes a vital contribution to academic, religious and secular society in the field of Gender, Religion, Development and Sociology. It is also the first publication by the Zambian Women of Circle.
2022-03-21 By Lilian Siwila

It suggests that not only are the links between women's bodies and violence the products of a male imagination, but also that those connections are forged from minds beset with fear, panic, and a desire to retain traditional power ...

Author: A. Mangham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230286993

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

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This book explores ideas of violent femininity across generic and disciplinary boundaries during the nineteenth century. It aims to highlight how medical, legal and literary narratives shared notions of the volatile nature of women. Mangham traces intersections between notorious legal trials, theories of female insanity, and sensation novels.
2007-08-16 By A. Mangham

Violence and the Female Imagination Quebec's Women Writers Re - frame Gender in North American Cultures i 1 Application guidelines and forms are available online at. PAULA RUTH GILBERT INTERDISCIPLINARY SÁNCHEZ - EPPLER , KAREN .



ISBN: NWU:35556038717393

Category: Education, Humanistic


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Her research covers: nineteenth-century French Studies; Quebec Studies; violence and gender and violent women; narrative, gender, and human rights. Her most recent book is Violence and the Female Imagination (2006). --

Author: Debra B. Bergoffen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 0415780780

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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Paula Ruth Gilbert is Professor of French, Canadian, and Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University. Her research covers: nineteenth-century French Studies; Quebec Studies; violence and gender and violent women; narrative, gender, and human rights. Her most recent book is Violence and the Female Imagination (2006). --

Imitation and the effects of observing media violence on behavior. ... In F. David, A. Vazonsyi, & W. Irwin (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior. ... Violence and the female imagination. McGill. Queen's University Press.

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799853619

Category: Education

Page: 824

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Though decades ago school shootings were rare events, today they are becoming normalized. Active shooter drills have become more commonplace as pressure is placed on schools and law enforcement to prevent the next attack. Yet others argue the traumatizing effects of such exercises on the students. Additionally, violence between students continues to remain problematic as bullying pervades children’s lives both at school and at home, leading to negative mental health impacts and, in extreme cases, suicide. Establishing safer school policies, promoting violence prevention programs, building healthier classroom environments, and providing better staff training are all vital for protecting students physically and mentally. The Research Anthology on School Shootings, Peer Victimization, and Solutions for Building Safer Educational Institutions examines the current sources of violence within educational systems, and it offers solutions on how to provide a safer space for both students and educators alike. Broken into four sections, the book examines the causes and impacts that peer victimization has on students and how this can lead to further violence and investigates strategies for detecting the warning signs. The book provides solutions that range from policies and programs that can be established to strategies for teaching nonviolence and promoting coexistence in the classroom. Highlighting a range of topics such as violence prevention, school climate, and bullying, this publication is an ideal reference source for school administrators, law enforcement, teachers, government and state officials, school boards, academicians, researchers, and upper-level students who are intent on stopping the persisting and unfortunate problem that is school violence.

The fact remains that Bacon and Bodin shared with the alchemists they criticized ( Bodin demonized them ) a similar view of the search for truth : attaining what is by nature hidden requires violence ; violence , in turn , establishes ...

Author: Rebecca May Wilkin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754661385

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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Grounded in medical, juridical, and philosophical texts of 16th- and 17th-century France, this study tells the story of how the idea of woman contributed to the emergence of modern science. It challenges scholars to revise deeply held notions regarding the place of women in the early modern search for truth.