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Gender, Agency and Violence

European Perspectives from Early Modern Times to the Present Day

Editor(s): Dr Ulrike Zitzlsperger

Book Description

Gender, Agency and Violence: European Perspectives from Early Modern Times to the Present Day centres on literary, cinematic and artistic male and female perpetrators of violence and their discourses.

This volume takes an interdisciplinary and cross-European approach – covering French, German, English and Italian case-studies from the sixteenth to the twentieth century and allowing for the exploration of recurrent themes. The contributions also facilitate an insight into how the arts and media respond to historical turning points which, time and again, challenge the link between gender, agency and violence for individuals and society alike.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5037-7
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5037-3
Date of Publication: 01/10/2013
Pages / Size: 255 / A5
Price: £44.99


Ulrike Zitzlsperger is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Exeter, England. She has published on the cultural and literary history of Berlin in the twentieth century; ‘semi-public’ spaces (hotels, railway-stations, cafés and department stores) in film and literature; and the role of women in the German Reformation.