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Picture of Space, Gender, and the Gaze in Literature and Art

Space, Gender, and the Gaze in Literature and Art

Editor(s): Ágnes Zsófia Kovács, László B. Sári
Contributors: Zsuzsa Suto, Zsofia Anna Toth, Amira Benarioua, Eva Pataki, Katalin Kallay, Agnes Kovacs, Andrea Szabo,

Book Description

This volume explores how the concepts of space and gaze are tied in with social constructions of gender relations. It discusses the gendered body, the queer gaze, the relationship between body and memory, the memory of war, monstrosity, and also domestic and hybrid spaces as key concepts. The arguments within the book connect core theoretical issues of gender and space to well-known literary texts and contexts, like the poems of Sylvia Plath and the novels of Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison and Cormack McCarthy. The collection will be of interest to university students and instructors alike, as an extended introduction to critical and theoretical discourses on gender and space.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-9876-8
ISBN-10: 1-4438-9876-7
Date of Publication: 01/02/2017
Pages / Size: 250 / A5
Price: £52.99


Ágnes Zsófia Kovács is Associate Professor at the Department of American Studies at the University of Szeged, Hungary. She is the author of The Function of the Imagination in the Writings of Henry James: The Production of a Civilized Experience (2006) and Reading in Context (2010).

László B. Sári is Associate Professor at the Department of Literatures and Cultures in English of the University of Pécs, Hungary, where he teaches contemporary American fiction, British film history, literary and cultural studies, and literary translation. He is the author of A hattyú és a görény: kritikai vázlatok irodalomra és politikára [The Swan and the Polecat: Critical Approaches to Literature and Politics] (2006) and Joe csikorgó fogsora vagyok: Vázlat a kortárs amerikai minimalista prózára [I am Joe’s Grinding Teeth: A Sketch of American Minimalist Prose] (2014).