Transgression and Subversion

Gender in the Picaresque Novel

Is the pícaro, the roguish hero of early modern Spanish adventure fiction, a 'real man'? What position does he hold in the gender hierarchy of his fictional social context? Why is the pícara so 'non-female'? What effect has her gender constitution on her fictional social context?

In terms of a gendered subject, the picaresque figure has hardly been analyzed so far. Although scholars have recognized it as a transgressive and subversive model, the 'queer' effect of the figure is yet to be examined. With regard to the categories of class, generation, topography, and gender, the contributions assembled in this volume explore Spanish, French, English, and German novels narratologically from the perspective of culture and gender theories.

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2018-09-21, 218 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4400-5

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Book title
Transgression and Subversion Gender in the Picaresque Novel
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
218
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 3 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4400-5
DOI
Commodity Group
1562
BIC-Code
DSB JFSJ
BISAC-Code
LIT000000 LIT004170 SOC032000
THEMA-Code
DSB JBSF
Release date
2018-09-21
Edition
1
Topics
Geschlecht, Literatur
Readership
Spanish Literary Studies, German Literary Studies, English Literary Studies, French Literary Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, Gender Theory, Masculinity Studies
Keywords/Tags
Gender, Picaresque, Early Modern Culture, Masculinity Studies, Modern Novel, Literature, General Literature Studies, German Literature, Gender Studies, Romance Studies, Literary Studies

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