The Mother Daughter Plot

Mothers and daughters -- the female figures neglected by classic psychoanalysis and submerged in traditional narrative -- are at the center of this book.

Author: Marianne Hirsch

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253115752

Category: Literary Criticism

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Mothers and daughters -- the female figures neglected by classic psychoanalysis and submerged in traditional narrative -- are at the center of this book. The novels of nineteenth- and twentieth-century women writers from the Western European and North American traditions reveal that the story of motherhood remains the unspeakable plot of Western culture. Focusing on the feminine and, more controversially, on the maternal, this book alters our perception of both the familial structures basic to traditional narrative -- the Oedipus story -- and the narrative structures basic to traditional representations of the family -- Freud's family romance. Confronting psychoanalytic theories of subject-formation with narrative theories, Marianne Hirsch traces the emergence and transformation of female family romance patterns from Jane Austen to Marguerite Duras.

The Mother daughter Plot

For modernist heroines, psychoanalytic theories of femininity of the 1920s and the 1930s, as well as the novels of Woolf, Colette, and Wharton, show painful oscillations and contradictions between maternal and paternal identifications.

Author: Marianne Hirsch

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005349241

Category: Social Science

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Includes information on anger, Margaret Atwood, Emma (Jane Austen), authority, The Awakening (Kate Chopin), Beloved (Toni Morrison), Nancy Chodorow, Clytemnestra and Electra, death, Demeter and Persephone, Daniel Deronda (George Eliot), Marguerite Duras, Everyday Use (Alice Walker), family romance, father, femininity, gender difference, heterosexuality, Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, male, males, masculine, men, marriage plot, maternal, Oedipal theory, Oneʼs Own (Walker), patriarchy, plot, plot (female), pre-oedipal, procreation, Adrienne Rich, romance (love) plot, A Room of Oneʼs Own (Woolf), Sara Ruddick, separation from mother, Sula (Morrison), Susan Rubin Suleiman, Surfacing (Atwood), To the Lighthouse (Woolf), triangular relationships, voice, Edith Wharton, Christa Wolf, Virginia Woolf, etc.

In Her Mother s House

Always resisting the simplistic explanations, In Her Mother's House brings Asian American women's experience as mothers and daughters to the forefront of gender and ethnicity.

Author: Wendy Ho

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742503372

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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Unwilling to see Asian American women silenced beneath the noisy discourses of feminists, cultural nationalists, and Eurocentric historians, Wendy Ho turns to specific spoken stories of mothers and daughters. Against reductive tendencies of scholarship, she places her own conversations with her China-born grandmother and her U.S.-born mother and her own readings of other Asian American women writers. She finds in the writings of Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, and Fae Myenne Ng not only complex mother-daughter relationships but many-faceted relationships to fathers, family, community, and culture. Always resisting the simplistic explanations, In Her Mother's House brings Asian American women's experience as mothers and daughters to the forefront of gender and ethnicity.

Writing Mothers and Daughters

The text suggests avenues for future investigation both within and across national boundaries.

Author: Adalgisa Giorgio

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571813411

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 258

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This first systematic study of mother-daughter relationships as represented in Western European fiction during the second half of the 20th century provides a comparative study of works from England, France, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Italy, and Spain. For each individual body of texts, the authors identify characteristics arising from specific national literary traditions and from internal cultural diversities. The text suggests avenues for future investigation both within and across national boundaries. The featured writers include Steedman, Diski, Winterson, Tennant, de Beauvoir, Leduc, Djura, Wolf, Jelinek, Mitgutsch, Novak, Lavin, O'Brien, O'Faolin, Morante, Sanvitale, Ramondino, Chacel, Rodoreda, and Martin Gaite. The six contributing authors are scholars from New Zealand, England, Ireland, Italy and Wales. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Father Daughter Plot

In order to construct a maternal discourse, Òba must write a new plot, taking as
her focus the subjectivity of the mother as it is constituted through the dynamic of
the family.24 In addition, the child in Òba's scenario is a daughter. Therefore the ...

Author: Rebecca L. Copeland

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824864712

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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This provocative collection of essays is a comprehensive study of the "father-daughter dynamic" in Japanese female literary experience. Its contributors examine the ways in which women have been placed politically, ideologically, and symbolically as "daughters" in a culture that venerates "the father." They weigh the impact that this daughterly position has had on both the performance and production of women's writing from the classical period to the present. Conjoining the classical and the modern with a unified theme reveals an important continuum in female authorship-a historical approach often ignored by scholars. The essays devoted to the literature of the classical period discuss canonical texts in a new light, offering important feminist readings that challenge existing scholarship, while those dedicated to modern writers introduce readers to little-known texts with translations and readings that are engaging and original. Contributors: Tomoko Aoyama, Sonja Arntzen, Janice Brown, Rebecca L. Copeland, Midori McKeon, Eileen Mikals-Adachi, Joshua S. Mostow, Sharalyn Orbaugh, Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen, Edith Sarra, Atsuko Sasaki, Ann Sherif.

The Mother Daughter Relationsship in Toni Morrison s Beloved

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3 (A), http://www.uni-jena.de/ (Institute for Anglistics/American Studies), course: HpS: Landmarks of 20th Century African American Novel Writing, ...

Author: Kathleen Niebl

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638294003

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 21

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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3 (A), http://www.uni-jena.de/ (Institute for Anglistics/American Studies), course: HpS: Landmarks of 20th Century African American Novel Writing, language: English, abstract: In the course of the twentieth century, the perception of motherhood, both as a cultural concept and a literary theme, has been subjected to considerable changes. Due particularly to psychoanalytical discoveries emphasising the formative influence of early childhood upon the mental growth and health of the individual, the nineteenth-century notion of motherhood as solely based on devotion, self-sacrifice and restriction to the domestic sphere was further strengthened during the first half of the twentieth century (Würzbach 370-374). What was for a long time assumed the natural and consequently most satisfying task for a woman, has increasingly been called into question under the influence of the feminist movement after 1968. Influential and frequently quoted studies like Adrienne Rich’s Of Woman Born (1977) or Marianne Hirsch’s The Mother/Daughter Plot (1989) reveal how the perception of motherhood, commonly interpreted as a mere cultural reality construct, has been shaped and altered in accordance with the changing needs of a patriarchal society, and its questionable ideas of economic progress and sociological as well as cultural advancement (Krimphove 11-68). Although these theories have proven substantial and inspiring for not only female authors, the universal validity of the assumptions made by these predominantly white, Anglo-Saxon feminists has been challenged by women belonging to ethnic minorities. Accompanied by the questioning of the premises and possibilities of the literary canon, doubts also arouse whether the specific experiences and the unarguably incomparable historical backgrounds of previously marginalized groups of women are compatible to eurocentric “white” feminist theories, especially those that deal with psychoanalytical concerns (Krimphove 11-68).

The Reproduction of Mothering

This text had a major impact on both feminists and psychoanalysts when it was first published, and it continues to shape the thinking of analysts and feminists today.

Author: Nancy Chodorow

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520221550

Category: Psychology

Page: 263

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"The Reproduction of Mothering was that rare book that had a major impact on two different constituencies: feminists and psychoanalysts. It was a must-read in 1978, putting object-relations theory on the map in the United States, and it remains a must-read today. It continues to shape the thinking of analysts and feminists today, and it is one of the key texts available that links psyche and culture, psychoanalysis and sociology."—Ethel Spector Person, M.D., author of The Sexual Century "The book that created a Copernican Revolution in gender theory. . . . From literature to political science, from disciples to critics, no feminist theory has been untouched by Chodorow's bold and brilliant reconfiguration."—Susan Bordo, author of Unbearable Weight and The Male Body "The Reproduction of Mothering represents the boldest attempt to realign psychoanalysis and feminism in the late 20th century."—Mari Jo Buhle, author of Feminism and Its Discontents "It is difficult to imagine the shape that feminist literary criticism might have taken in the last twenty years without the enabling influence of The Reproduction of Mothering. The importance of Chodorow's work cannot be overestimated."—Marianne Hirsch, author of The Mother/Daughter Plot "The Reproduction of Mothering is a classic in its field, a book that has profoundly affected the course of psychoanalytic feminism."—Madelon Sprengnether, author of The Spectral Mother "Nancy Chodorow's The Reproduction of Mothering has been an invaluable companion to me over the years. In theorizing the cultural situation of literary men as well as literary women, I've often turned to Chodorow's revisionary readings of Freud, her meticulous accounts of the dynamics of mothering, and, more generally, her innvotative discussions of sexual sociology."—Sandra M. Gilbert, coauthor of The Madwoman in the Attic "A groundbreaking book, The Reproduction of Mothering has shaped feminist literary criticism since it was published. Chodorow's insights revolutionized the ways in which femininity itself was and is understood."—Susan Gubar, coauthor of The Madwoman in the Attic

Mothers and Daughters in Medieval German Literature

Rasmussen (German, Duke U.) selects several works of fiction to show how dialogues between mothers and daughters reveal much about the contradictions of social and sexual conflicts in medieval German society.

Author: Ann Marie Rasmussen

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815603894

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Rasmussen (German, Duke U.) selects several works of fiction to show how dialogues between mothers and daughters reveal much about the contradictions of social and sexual conflicts in medieval German society. Noting the historical context in each case, she examines how the male or anonymous authors produce stereotypical representations of mothers and daughters for specific purposes. Excerpts are in both German and English. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Mother Daughter Relationships and Female Adolescent Sexual Behavior

LIST OF FIGURES Figure 1.1 Conceptual Model for the Relationship between
Mother - Daughter Relationships and Female Adolescent Sexual Behavior 26 3.1
Scree Plot for Oblimin Factor Analysis with Rotation for the Eight Items from the ...

Author: Charlotte Elaine Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062427482

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Mother Daughter Movies

Wise and witty, Mother-Daughter Movies offers a fresh perspective on life's most important issues---from family conflict to surviving high school to understanding when tweezed eyebrows can totally change your life.

Author: Rosemary Rogers

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466864245

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Nobody has a perfect mother. And, despite what some pushy moms would have us believe, nobody has a perfect daughter, either. It's sometimes hard to communicate with each other, but what can you do? Should you turn to Dr. Phil, psychotropic drugs, a hit man? No! Here's the solution: It's so simple, so obvious, so painless---the movies! Drawing on more than twenty years of watching movies together, real-life mother and daughter Rosemary Rogers and Nell Rogers Michlin offer plot synopses, cast reviews, and behind-the-scenes gossip for more than one hundred of their all-time-favorite movies, including invaluable ratings you won't find anywhere else, such as: *Bonding Potential: Looking for serious mother-daughter time? Try one of their top picks, like Terms of Endearment, Freaky Friday, or The Joy Luck Club. *Hunk Factor: Hannah and Her Sisters may only rate a 1 (Michael Caine and Woody Allen have other important qualities....), but School Ties, with a shirtless Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Brendan Fraser, gets a well-earned 10. *Hankie Factor: Because sometimes we all need a good cry. *Squirming in Your Seat Watching a Sex Scene with Your Mother/Daughter: Trust us, you'll want to know ahead of time. Wise and witty, Mother-Daughter Movies offers a fresh perspective on life's most important issues---from family conflict to surviving high school to understanding when tweezed eyebrows can totally change your life.

Schwellen berschreitungen

Two different nineteenthcentury configurations of the dead mother plot will be
traced here . ... and married a man chosen by her father , while she is alive
Gabriele ' s mother devotes herself entirely to her daughter , who looks exactly
like her .

Author: Caroline Bland

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074293294

Category: German literature

Page: 293

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Journal of the short story in English

In that story , a young woman ( Nena Asarch ) becomes pregnant , suffers a
miscarriage ( or chooses abortion ; pages are ... as the psycho / social struggle of
the writing daughter to escape her mother ' s history ( The Mother - Daughter Plot
) .

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ISBN: UVA:X002682241

Category: Short stories, American

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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

... that the novel's complex representation of Chinese American subjectivities
requires careful attention to the full range of ... an established form , the mother -
daughter plot , in which the immigrant mother's desire for America becomes
focused ...

Author: Robert C. Evans

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: PSU:000067112807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 323

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Collects sixteen essays examining the work, covering such topics as artistic aspects of the text, its critical reception, and the use of repetitions and parallels in the work.

Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering

It was a traumatic story of her passage from Eastern to Western Germany at the
close of the second world war . ... In the motherline ( which I believe may also be
transmitted by sons ( of mothers ) to the daughters ( of mothers ) ) are found ...

Author:

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105114624633

Category: Motherhood

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Mothers and Daughters in the Twentieth Century

New Essays in Feminist Criticism , Oxford : Oxford University Press . Heilbrun , C .
1991 To the Lighthouse : The New Story of Mother and Daughter ' in Hamlet ' s
Mother , London : The Women ' s Press . Henriksen , L . 1988 Anzia Yezierska .

Author: Heather Von Prondzynski

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ISBN: UOM:39015047874980

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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This anthology of women's writing on the mother-daughter relationship covers the whole of the twentieth century and includes writing from many different cultures - black American, Jewish, West Indian, Irish, Chinese-American. The anthology has headnotes giving brief biographical details for each author plus suggestions for further reading. There is a substantial introduction tracking the evolution of the mother-daughter relationship in the twentieth century, setting it in the context of developments in psychoanalytical and feminist theory.* Covers fiction, non-fiction and poetry from different cultures and different decades* Substantial introduction tracing the evolution of the mother-daugher relationship in the 20th century* Headnotes place the extracts in their historical and cultural context* Overview of feminist and psychoanalytical theory relating to the mother-daughter relationship

Medieval Feminist Forum

Chapter 1 ( " Unruly Mother , Exemplary Daughter ” ) focuses on Heinrich von
Veldeke ' s Eneasroman ( c . ... 1230 - 1240 ) is shown in Chapter 3 ( “ Mother ,
Daughter , Foster Mother ” ) to have a dual mother - daughter plot , in which the
foster ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106018269917

Category: Feminist theory

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The Mother Mirror

151 and 153 in The Mother / Daughter Plot : Narrative , Psychoanalysis ,
Feminism . See also Suzanne Chester in " Writing the Subject : Exoticism /
Eroticism in Marguerite Duras ' s The Lover and The Sea Wall . ” This entire
essay analyzes ...

Author: Laurie Corbin

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015037825919

Category: Literary Criticism

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Corbin (French, Indiana U.-Purdue U.-Fort Wayne) studies the mother-daughter relationships portrayed in autobiographical works by Colette, de Beauvoir, and Duras, using psychoanalytic theory, in particular the work of Luce Irigaray and Julia Kristeva, to show how women's self-representations can be determined by the ways in which they see their mothers. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Women in French Studies

The second time , inspired by Marianne Hirsch ' s crucial book , The Mother /
Daughter Plot , the course began with portions of Sophocles ' Oedipus Rex and
Electra , followed by excerpts from the extraordinary Homeric Hymn to Demeter .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105115059482

Category: French literature

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