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Feminism in the German Democratic Republic: the discreet charm of the bourgeois literary tradition

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The paper investigates the literary treatment of historical women figures from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century as vehicles for the discussion of feminist issues in the East German literature of the 1970s and 1980s. In contrast to the SED's allegiance to a socialist feminist tradition derived from August Bebel and Clara Zetkin, focussing on social policy to promote women's emancipation, Christa Wolf's work on the women Romantics turns to the critique of patriarchal structures ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
German
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Oxford German Studies Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
1
Pages:
62-82
Publication date:
2016-01-01
Acceptance date:
2015-12-07
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ISSN:
1745-9214
Source identifiers:
616135
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uuid:1e66b1e5-97bf-4be2-aea8-2d091b007bb6
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pubs:616135
Deposit date:
2016-04-16

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