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Feminism, Writing and the Media in Spain

Ana María Matute, Rosa Montero and Lucía Etxebarria


Mazal Oaknín

This book explores the different treatment of writing by women and
writing by men in twenty-first-century Spain. Focusing on contemporary
Spanish authors Ana María Matute (1926–2014), Rosa Montero (1952–),
and Lucía Etxebarria (1966–), the author examines how Spanish women
writers are marketed in Spain and, in particular, how current marketing
strategies reinforce traditional structures of femininity.

Through an analysis of their work and lives in the context of the Franco
Regime, the Transition to democracy and contemporary Spain, this book
provides an innovative study of the construction of the public personae
of these key female writers. As social media and the internet transform
authors’ relationship with their readers, the rapidly shifting publishing
industry offers an important context for the difficult balance between
high levels of reception and visibility and the persistence of traditional
gender stereotypes.

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Studies in Contemporary Women’s Writing

Series Editor

gill rye

Emerita Professor,

Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing,

Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London

Editorial Board

Adalgisa Giorgio

University of Bath

Emily Jeremiah

Royal Holloway, University of London

Abigail Lee Six

Royal Holloway, University of London

Claire Williams

St Peter’s College, University of Oxford

This book series supports the work of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London, by publishing high-quality critical studies of contemporary literature by women. The main focus of the series is literatures written in the languages covered by the Centre – French, German, Italian, Portuguese and the Hispanic languages – but studies of women’s writing in English and other languages are also welcome. ‘Contemporary’ includes literature published after 1968, with a preference for studies of post-1990 texts in any literary genre.

Studies in Contemporary Women’s Writing provides a forum for innovative research that explores new trends and issues, showcasing work that makes a stimulating case for studies of new or hitherto neglected authors and texts as well as established authors. Connections are encouraged between literature and the social and political contexts in which it is created and those which have an impact on women’s lives and experiences. The goal of the series is to facilitate stimulating comparisons across authors and texts, theories and aesthetics, and cultural and geographical contexts, in this rich field of study.

Proposals are invited for either monographs or edited volumes. The series welcomes single-author studies, thematic analyses and cross-cultural discussions as well as a variety of approaches and theoretical frameworks. Manuscripts should be written in English.

Vol. 1 Gill Rye with Amaleena Damlé (eds)

Experiment and Experience: Women’s Writing in France 2000–2010

2013. ISBN 978-3-0343-0885-4

Vol. 2 Katie Jones

Representing Repulsion: The Aesthetics of Disgust in Contemporary Women’s Writing in French and German

2013. ISBN 978-3-0343-0862-5

Vol. 3 Natalie Edwards

Voicing Voluntary Childlessness: Narratives of Non-Mothering in French

2016. ISBN 978-3-0343-1809-9

Vol. 4 Elizabeth Anne Sercombe

Strange Adventures: Women’s Individuation in the Works of Pierrette Fleutiaux

2016. ISBN 978-3-0343-0892-2

Vol. 5 Rosie MacLachlan

Nina Bouraoui, Autofiction and the Search for Selfhood

2016. ISBN 978-3-0343-1847-1

Vol. 6 Petra M. Bagley, Francesca Calamita and Kathryn Robson (eds)

Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity: Eating Disorders in Contemporary Women’s Writing

2018. ISBN 978-3-0343-2200-3

Vol. 7 Alberica Bazzoni

Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative

2018. ISBN 978-3-0343-2242-3

Vol. 8 Mazal Oaknín

Feminism, Writing and the Media in Spain: Ana María Matute, Rosa Montero and Lucía Etxebarria

2019. ISBN 978-3-0343-1865-5