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An Approach to Catalan Women's Memorials

Mia Güell    Universitat de Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya, Espanya    

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abstract

Autobiographical literature in recent years has attracted increasing interest, thanks to the symbiosis between literature and reality that gives shape to it. The aim of this article is to approach new developments in Catalan women autobiographical literature, covering from the first instances, the epistles by Estefania de Requesens, from the sixteenth century, until Maria-Mercè Marçal’s posthumous diary, of 2014. Disease and proximity of death are devices used by writers to start autobiographical projects. Childhood, old age or memory recovery are other reasons why female authors venture in a previously patriarchal domain.

Published
June 11, 2018
Accepted
June 14, 2017
Submitted
Feb. 24, 2017
Language
CA

Keywords: GenreCatalan literatureAutobiographyGenderLiterature of the ‘I’

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