Review of the Monograph “Women and Family Life in Early Modern German Literature” by Elisabeth W. Nivre
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Keywords

German Studies
Gender
Gender Studies
German Literature
Gender Roles
Corporeality
Representation of Women in Literature

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Lebedeva, I. (2022). Review of the Monograph “Women and Family Life in Early Modern German Literature” by Elisabeth W. Nivre. Corpus Mundi, 3(2), 120-125. https://doi.org/10.46539/cmj.v3i2.74

Abstract

This paper reviews a monograph by the Swedish Germanist Elisabeth Waghall Nivre, “Women and Family Life in Early Modern German Literature”. The monograph is published by Camdan House, edited by James Hardin, 2004. ISBN: 1-57113-197-3. My interest in the monograph stems from its unique area of research: the representation of gender roles in sixteenth-century German-language fiction. Despite the popularity of gender studies and the extensive corpus of works on the history of gender, there are few scholarly works in this particular area. A glance at E. Nivre's monograph allows to argue that although the monograph was published almost twenty years ago, its main observations and conclusions are still relevant today.

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Bennewitz, I. (1996). Der Körper der Dame: zur Konstruktion von ‘Weiblichkeit’ in der Deutschen Literatur des Mittelalters. In ‘Aufführung’ und ‘Schrift’ in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit (pp.222–238). Metzler.

Nivre, E. W. (2004). Women and Family Life in Early Modern German Literature. Camdan House.

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