Shifting Voices: Feminist Thought and Women's Writing in Fin-de-Si cle Austria and Hungary

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Dec 18, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 288 pages
The organized women's movement in Austria-Hungary became increasingly important with the rise of modernism and feminist concerns ranging from women's legal and political rights, access to education, professional opportunities, economic independence, and sexual freedom found expression in print. Agatha Schwartz analyses the connections between the women's movements and women's writing in Austria and Hungary to explore some differences between works written in Austria and those coming from Hungary, whose urban culture was younger. She provides critiques of major works of fiction and theory by authors such as Rosa Mayreder, Grete Meisel-Hess, Margit Kaffka and Szikra.

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INTRODUCTIONFeminism the Womens Movement and Womens Writing in the Context of FindeSičcle Austria and Hungary
The Emergence of a Feminist Discourse in Austria and Hungary1
2The Fight for Womens Education Suffrage and a New Sexual Paradigm
3Feminism Misogyny and Viriphobia and Their Dialogic Relationship
4The New Womans Thorny Road to Independence
5Sexuality Desire and the Female Subject
7The City and its Metaphors
APPENDIX ONEAuthors Biographies
APPENDIX TWOBibliography of Hungarian FindeSičcle Women Writers

6A Return to Tradition?

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Agatha Schwartz is associate professor, German, University of Ottawa, and co-editor of The Third Shore: Women's Prose from East-Central Europe.

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