The fiction of zora neale hurston: an assertion of black womanhood

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  • Rita Terezinha Schmidt Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul,

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https://doi.org/10.5007/%25x

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Contrary to what official historical records show, recent studies convincingly prove that women have been writing for centuries, in a variety of literary modes and genres. However, an historical examination of the role of woman as writer reveals that she has suffered from the persistent cultural ideal of woman's silence, an invisibility which has rendered her works marginal to what the guardians of the great tradition call 'the serious enterprise of art.' Denied legitimacy for so long by a traditional canon which has prescribed standards of literary excellence on the basis of pre-existing social bias, women writers are just beginning to be reviewed in major literary publications, included in literary histories and university curricula as a result of the efforts geared to the body of studies in literature which has emerged as an important part of the post-60's upsurge of work in woman's studies, especially in the United States.

Biografia do Autor

Rita Terezinha Schmidt, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul,

possui graduação em Letras pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1974), mestrado em Literatura - University of Pittsburgh (1978) e doutorado em Literatura - University of Pittsburgh (1983). Atualmente é professor titular da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Tem experiência na área de Letras, com ênfase em Literaturas Estrangeiras Modernas, Literatura Comparada e Teoria de Literatura , atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: teoria e crítica feminista, estudos de gênero, resgate, autoria feminina e crítica da cultura. .

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1991-01-01

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