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Maternal Genealogies: the figure of the Mother in/and literature

Citation: Rye, Gill (2006) Maternal Genealogies: the figure of the Mother in/and literature. Journal of Romance Studies, 6 (3). pp. 117-126. ISSN 1473-3536

This is a review article of five volumes on representations of the mother in French, French-Canadian, Caribbean and Western European literatures. It situates them in a feminist theoretical framework and evaluates their contribution to debates on mothers and motherhood.

Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedited version of an article published in the Journal of Romance Studies. The definitive publisher-authenticated version, ‘Maternal Genealogies: The Figure of the Mother in/and Literature’, Journal of Romance Studies 6.3 (Winter 2006), pp.117-26, is available online at
Creators: Rye, Gill ( and
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Subjects: Culture, Language & Literature
Keywords: representations of mothers, mother-daughter relations, feminism on mothers
Divisions: Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing
  • December 2006 (published)


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