HENK03909U  English - Free topic 11: Women Writers’ Revisions of Male Texts (exam form A,B,C)

Volume 2015/2016
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What happens when female writers base their texts on traditional fairytales, the Bible or Homer?

We shall discuss Angela Carter's short story The Bloody Chamber (1979) which is a revision of the fairytale Bluebeard with a new ending, Fay Weldon's novel The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1983) with a protagonist who turns herself into a female Lucifer or She-Devil to get revenge on her husband who leaves her for a younger, beautiful woman, Margaret Atwood's novel The Robber Bride (1993) which is based on the fairytale The Robberbridegroom but has a female protagonist, Zenia, who breaks into and disrupts the lives of three women, Tony, Charis and Roz, and Atwood's novel The Penelopiad (2005) in which patient, long-suffering, faithful Penelope is given a voice in an experimental text.

Credit
7,5 ECTS
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Other
Criteria for exam assesment
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  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Preparation
  • 176,75
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  • 204,75