Comparatieve Neerlandistiek

Martina Vitáčková

Schrijven als vrouw. Nieuw concept van moederschap in hedendaagse Nederlandse literatuur geschreven door vrouwen.

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The paper presents an analysis of three contemporary novels by woman authors in Dutch, in order to give an account of the way how female subjectivity, especially motherhood, is depicted in nowadays´ literary works by women. The central argument of this paper is that there is a new concept of motherhood appearing in literature written by women since the beginning of the century. This newly appearing phenomenon of subversive motherhood is in compliance with the theories of Julia Kristeva whose writing on motherhood is used as theoretical background of this paper. The paper shows that contemporary woman writers have written themselves out of the Oedipal ‘father-son’ narrative and offer new alternative plots, one of which the subversive empowering narrative of motherhood.

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