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Rewriting Academia

The Development of the Anglicist Women’s and Gender Studies of Continental Europe

Edited By Renate Haas

From a historical perspective, the full academic establishment of Women’s and Gender Studies is a radical and far-reaching innovation. Decisive impulses have come from the United States, the European unification and globalization. European Women’s and Gender Studies are therefore intimately linked to the English language and Anglophone cultures, as the near untranslatability of «gender» shows. In this volume 25 experts present surveys for their countries with a historical and European contextualization and offer fundamental insights not only for English Studies but also various other disciplines.

«By examining critically the specific contexts and the historical, political and cultural circumstances of their countries, the authors of each survey have offered a nuanced analysis that brings out the diversity and the challenges, but also the unfaltering dedication of past and present women academics in the process of developing and institutionalizing an important academic field.»
(Anca-Luminita Iancu, American, British and Canadian Studies Vol. 29/2017)

«Overall this collection of articles fulfils its goal of unveiling the work of scholars to promote an undervalued field of studies. [...] It is [...] a great inspiration for Women and Gender Studies scholars but also for researchers of other topics with a similar problem such as Post Colonial Studies.»
(Shirley Doulière, Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique [Online], XXIII-1 | 2018)

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