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Poets, female, worldwide
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2013 (English)In: The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World: Second edition / [ed] Mary Zeiss Stange & Carol K. Oyster & Jane E. Sloan, London: Sage Publications, 2013Chapter in book (Other academic)
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Women artists have always had an uneasy relationship with patriarchal institutions and traditions that excluded and misinterpreted them. For centuries, women poets have been invisible in the literary canon. Jan Montefiore (2004) considers the relationship between women's poetry and tradition in her book Feminism and Poetry to be paradoxical since “[a]s readers and writers we belong to it, but as women we are excluded. The body of work which constitutes the canon of English literature (…;) usually either ignores women or presents us as stereotypes which usually invokes variants of the familiar angel/whore dichotomy.” The rise of women's publishing houses, the extensive work by feminist literary critics, the proliferation of feminist journals, and the establishing of women's studies in the last decades has led to major changes. Contemporary women poets enjoy the recognition they deserve, and their work constitutes an important contribution to literature.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-66550ISBN: 9781452270388OAI: diva2:615041
Available from: 2013-04-08 Created: 2013-02-22 Last updated: 2013-04-18Bibliographically approved

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