Narratives of mothering in contemporary French women’s writing
This paper presents an overview of a recent research project focusing on narratives of mothering - where the mother is the narrative subject - in contemporary women's writing in France. It considers the various themes that these narratives cluster around, briefly highlights examples of texts in each thematic area, and reflects on the findings. It also reflects on why, at this period in time - the turn of the new millennium - so many texts where the mother is the narrative subject or where her perspective is foregrounded have appeared.
Rye, Gill (2009) Narratives of mothering in contemporary French women’s writing. In: Mum’s the Word’ conference, MaMSIE network (Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics), January 2009, De Montfort University, Leicester. (Unpublished)
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