Navigating Women's Friendships in American Literature and Cu

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Navigating Women's Friendships in American Literature and Cu

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Author: Kristi Branham

Type: Hardback

ISBN: 9783031080029

Date: 11th November, 2022

Publisher: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN

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  2. Fiction
  3. History and Criticism
  4. Literary Studies: General

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This volume presents a collection of critical essays that center women's friendship in women's literary and artistic production. Analyzing cultural portrayals of women's friendships in fiction, letters, and film, these essays collectively suggest new models of literary interpretation that do not prioritize heterosexual romance. Instead, this book represents friendships as mature and meaningful relationships that contribute to identity formation and political coalition. Both the supportive and competitive aspects of friendships are shown to be crucial to women's identities as individuals, political citizens, and artists. Addressing the complexities of how 20th- and 21st-century cultural texts construe women's friendships as they navigate patriarchal institutions, this collection advances scholarship on friendship beyond men and masculine models.

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