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Beyond écriture feminine: desperately seeking a new literary paradigm


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Allen, PM (2007) Beyond écriture feminine: desperately seeking a new literary paradigm. Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs, 41 (2). pp. 25-40. ISSN 0815-7251

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The starting point for this paper was a question directed to a panel of writers (all of them young women) at the Ubud Readers and Writers Festival in October 2004. A (male) Balinese writer asked them why they only ever write about sex, and why they do not engage with politics and contemporary social issues in their writing. I was reminded
of Ann Rosalind Jones’ observation (1981:328) that ‘in many ...cultures, taboos against female speech are enforced: injunctions tosilence, mockery of women’s chatter or ‘women’s books’ abound.’

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Indonesian literature gender
Journal or Publication Title: Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs
Page Range: pp. 25-40
ISSN: 0815-7251
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2008 02:12
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:31
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