Year of Award
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Master of Arts (MA)
Modern Languages and Literature (German Option)
Department or School/College
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
Elizabeth Ametsbichler, Gary Funk
body, empowerment, everyday, feminism, gender, motherhood, patriarchy, physical, schweigen, seductions, silence, streeruwitz, verfuehrungen, vienna, women
University of Montana
This paper discusses the themes and styles Marlene Streeruwitz uses to support a feminist perspective. The themes discussed are silence, motherhood, oppression, and the body. Streeruwitz's text brings the historical and contemporary silence of women to light and exposes personal and social oppression. By including aspects of women's lives, such as the role of mother, Streeruwitz provides a new literary perspective of women. This is further enhanced by the text's insight into the physical aspects of womanhood. Finally, Streeruwitz's writing style, which is characterized by minimalistic sentence structures and phrases, as well as unusual punctuation, endorses a form of writing that is more representative of women's experiences in opposition to the vast history of literature formed from the male's perspective in a patriarchal society.
Belz, Elisabeth Helen Rosemarie, "Styles and Themes Supporting a Feminist Perspective in 'Verfuehrungen.' by Marlene Streeruwitz" (2008). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 927.
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