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Contemporary French Women’s Writing

Women’s Visions, Women’s Voices, Women’s Lives


Shirley Ann Jordan

Contents: New Women Writers and New Women’s Writing in France – Changing Bodies and Changing Identities: Monsters, Mothers and Babies in the Writing of Marie Darrieussecq – Revolting Women? Excess and détournement de genres in the Work of Virginie Despentes – Telling Tales: Marie Ndiaye’s Mythopoeic Imagination – Agnès Desarthe and the Challenges of the Conte – The Writing of Lorette Nobécourt: Body Matter(s) and Narrative Acts – Becoming Women: Amélie Nothomb’s Studies in Constraint.