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Averis, Kate

Works: 7 works in 39 publications in 2 languages and 683 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PN56.5.E96, 809.933552
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kate Averis
Le mensonge : multidisciplinary perspectives in French studies by Kate Averis( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays considers the political, social, literary and artistic impact of the pervasive dichotomy of truth and lies in the context of French society and culture. A fundamental element of our social existance, the notion of le mensonge underpins how we participate in and respond to all aspects of society, from the political process to the capacity of art, literature and other aesthetic forms to fulfill a representative function. This book explores the ways in which French soci
Exile and nomadism in French and Hispanic women's writing by Kate Averis( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2020 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in exile disrupt assumptions about exile, belonging, home and identity. For many women exiles, home represents less a place of belonging and more a point of departure, and exile becomes a creative site of becoming, rather than an unsettling state of errancy. Exile may provide propitious circumstance for women to renegotiate identities far from the strictures of home, and to appropriating new spaces of freedom in mobility. Through a feminist politics of place, displacement and subjectivity, this comparative study analyses the novels of key contemporary Francophone and Latin American writers Nancy Huston, Linda Lê, Malika Mokeddem, Cristina Peri Rossi, Laura Restrepo, and Cristina Siscar to identify a new nomadic subjectivity in the lives and works of transnational women today. Legenda is a joint imprint of the Modern Humanities Research Association and Maney Publishing. The series studies in comparative Literature ranges widely across comparative and theoretical topics in literary and translation studies, accommodating research at the interface between different artistic media and between the humanities and the sciences.--
Exiles, travellers and vagabonds : rethinking mobility in Francophone women's writing by Kate Averis( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Travel writing, migrant writing, exile writing, expatriate writing, and even the fictional travelling protagonists that emerge in literary works from around the globe, have historically tended to depict mobility as a masculine phenomenon. The presence of such genres in women's writing, however, poses a rich and unique body of work. This volume examines the texts of Francophone women who have experienced or reflected upon the experience of transnational movement."--Page 4 of cover
Nancy Huston( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual/textual boundaries : recent women's writing in French( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Negotiating nomadic identities : the tensions of exile in contemporary women's writing in French and Spanish by Kate Averis( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis examines exiled women's negotiation of identity, and the literary expression of the inhabitation of the in-between space of exile. Displacement often represents banishment from a place of belonging and securely located identity, yet for women exiles the existence of an original place of belonging is often less certain. The lost home and homeland may not necessarily represent sites of secure locatedness, but places in which identity was already problematic. Through a comparative analysis of the recent works of contemporary authors Nancy Huston, Linda Lê, and Malika Mokeddem (in French), and Laura Restrepo, Cristina Peri Rossi, and Cristina Siscar (in Spanish), this thesis demonstrates how displacement for women can be said to intensify an already marginal sense of identity, and thus provide propitious circumstances for a renegotiation of women's identities that appropriates the freedom of a mobile sense of belonging located between, and beyond, fixed sites. -- Divided into two parts, this thesis firstly establishes the key terms and concepts at stake in the discussion of women's exile in Part I, followed by comparative analyses of the novels of these six authors in Part II. Amongst its central research questions, this thesis addresses the ways in which these texts can be said to deal with a specifically feminine experience of exile, how the loss of a fixed (albeit problematic) site of identity impacts on notions of belonging and identity in the process of their renegotiation, and the ways in which the representation of the novels' protagonists envisages new roles and modes of subjectivity for women. The consideration of these questions points to a nomadic configuration of identity that is located in mobility and transition, between fixed sites, and posits exiled women's identity as an ongoing process of becoming rather than a static state of being
Unsettling communities: 'Minor, Minority and Small Literatures in Europe'( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Le mensonge : multidisciplinary perspectives in French studies
English (37)

French (2)