"This volume brings together cutting-edge research on modern Spanish women as writers, activists, and embodiments of cultural change, and honors Maryellen Bieder's invaluable scholarly contributions. The critical analyses are situated within their specific socio-historical context, and shed new light on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Spanish literature, history, and culture"--
Gender, race, and subalternity in the antislavery plays of Maria Rosa Galvez and Faustina Saez de Melgar / Akiko Tsuchiya -- Forging progressive futures for Spain's women and people: Sofia Tartilan (Palencia 1829-Madrid 1888) / Christine Arkinstall -- Fashion as feminism: Carmen de Burgos's ideas on fashion in context / Roberta Johnson -- Emilia Pardo Bazan's "Apuntes autobiograficos" and "El baile del Querubin": a theoretical reexamination / Susan M. McKenna -- The twice-told and the unsaid in Pardo Bazan's "Presentido," "En coche-cama," "Confidencia," and "Madre" / Linda M. Willem -- Emilia Pardo Bazan, Joris-Karl Huysmans, and stories of conversion / Denise DuPont -- "A most promising girl": gender and artistic future in Emilia Pardo Bazan's "La dama joven" / Margot Versteeg -- A woman's search for a space of her own in Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda's Dos mujeres / Rogelia Lily Ibarra -- Caterina Albert i Paradis: writing, solitude, and woman's jouissance / Neus Carbonell, translated by Lourdes Albuixech -- The obstinate negativity of Ana Ozores / Jo Labanyi -- Female masculinity in La regenta / Jennifer Smith
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