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Ambiguous and ambivalent signatures

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rewriting, revision, and resistance in Emma Tennant's fiction
Abstract:

While existing criticism of Emma Tennant's work emphasizes its feminist agenda, less attention has been paid to her rewriting of different narratives and discourses. Tennant's career has centered on challenging literary values as well as generic categories, realist conventions, and gender stereotypes. Contrary to implications that rewriting is "re-vision," an "act of survival" that corrects or subverts earlier texts, this thesis argues that Tennant's characteristic resistance to categorie...

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Balliol College (University of Oxford)
Department:
Faculty of English Language and Literature

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Publication date:
2007
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602448448
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