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dc.contributor.authorBarnes, Julia Corine
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:26:22Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:26:22Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.otherbarnes_julia_c_201005_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/barnes_julia_c_201005_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26227
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the origins and continued presence of the literary figure of the tyrannical mother in the works of five contemporary Spanish novelists. With the advent of Enlightenment contract theory, and the exclusion of women from the public sphere, misogynistic representations of mother-figures acquire a political connotation. The tyrannical mother figure is used by progressive writers to represent their conservative political enemies, because coding these conservative ideologies as feminine casts into doubt their legitimacy. Even in the works of women novelists, the tyrannical mother figure continues to have influence as a political tool. This dissertation analyzes novels of Ana María Matute, Ana María Moix, Almudena Grandes, Josefina Aldecoa and Lucía Etxebarria in order to show the continued use of the figure and how more recent novelists have attempted to contest the stereotype.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectMotherhood
dc.subjectFeminism
dc.subjectSpain
dc.subjectNovel
dc.subjectTyranny
dc.subjectDictatorship
dc.subjectAna María Matute
dc.subjectAna María Moix
dc.subjectAlmudena Grandes
dc.subjectJosefina Aldecoa
dc.subjectLucía Etxebarria
dc.titleDomestic tyrants
dc.title.alternativechanging political representations of motherhood in the contemporary Spanish novel
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentRomance Languages
dc.description.majorSpanish
dc.description.advisorStacey Casado
dc.description.committeeStacey Casado
dc.description.committeeElizabeth Wright
dc.description.committeeLesley Feracho
dc.description.committeeDana Bultman


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