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Komparative Ästhetik(en)

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Edited By Ernest W.B. Hess-Lüttich, Meher Bhoot and Vibha Surana

Dieses Buch zu Komparatistischen Studien im Bezirk von Ästhetik, Text- und Kulturwissenschaften widmet sich im Rahmen der interkulturellen Germanistik den Beziehungen nicht nur zwischen Literaturen, sondern auch zwischen anderen Künsten (Malerei, Bildhauerei, Musik, Film, TV) oder zwischen Gattungen (Drama, Prosa, Lyrik, Oper, Tanz, TV-Formate, Blogs), zwischen ‚alten‘ und ‚neuen‘ Medien (Buch/Hörbuch, Literatur/Film, Roman/Drehbuch, Fantasy Genres/Computer Games). Der ästhetische Erkenntnisgewinn lässt sich aus komparatistischer Perspektive noch erweitern, wenn germanistische Ansätze in Afrika, Amerika, Asien, Australien zur Analyse künstlerischen Schaffens in Sprache, Literatur, Medien in Bezug gesetzt werden mit dem Ziel der Entwicklung einer Pluralität von Perspektiven auf Gegenstände ‚Komparativer Ästhetik(en)‘.

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Weibliche Ästhetik. Feministisches Schreiben bei Helga Schubert und Sarah Joseph (S. Santha Kumari)

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S. Santha Kumari (Thiruvananthapuram, India)1

Weibliche Ästhetik

Feministisches Schreiben bei Helga Schubert und Sarah Joseph

Since 1970 feminist writers have been striving to design a new image of woman through their creative writings, which should, among other things, close the gaps left by patriarchy in the image of woman. Basically, the feminist writers approach the image of woman in the patriarchy as a construction to keep up the patriarchal stability. Therefore, they also attempt to deconstruct this construction in order to make women aware of the mode of this construction. Liberation of women from the hold of the patriarchal image of woman is its goal. This should, in turn, enable women to internalize their new identity as emancipated women with self-confidence. Feminist writers write on women from their own perspective as a woman in the position of subject. This attempt brings with it new modes of thinking, new meanings and new categories of critical reflections. As opposite to the tendency till 1970 to view creativity as something free of gender, feminist writers since 1970 have viewed creativity as, among other things, conditioned by gender. However, feminist writers everywhere in the world struggle to free the language and style of writing from patriarchy in a competent manner in order to develop a well-pronounced feminist/female aesthetics. An analysis of the short story Meine alleinstehenden Freundinnen of the GDR writer Helga Schubert (born 1940) and the short story Mudithejjamurajunnu of the strongly Marxist oriented Malayalam writer...

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