Francophone Women: Between Visibility and Invisibility underscores the writing of authors who foreground the female body and who write across geographical borders, as part of a global literary movement that has the French language as its common denominator. This edited collection exposes how female authors portray the tensions that exist between visibility and invisibility, public and private, presence and absence, and excess and restraint when it is linked to femininity and the female body.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2010. XIV, 146 pp.
Contents: Marion Krauthaker: Corporeal Performance and Visible Gender Position in Colette’s The Pure and the Impure
– Mary Ellen Wolf: After-Images of Muslim Women: Vision, Voice, and Resistance in the Work of Assia Djebar – Sandrine F. Teixidor:
The Gaze beneath the Veil: Portrait of Women in Algeria and Morocco – Adrienne Angelo: Vision, Voice, and the Female Body:
Nina Bouraoui’s Sites/Sights of Resistance – Caroline Beschea-Fache: The Métis Body: Double Mirror – Cybelle H. McFadden:
The Body, Sexuality, and the Photo in L’Usage de la photo.