Prof. Joyce Dixon-Fyle Publishes Female Writers' Struggle for Rights and Education for Women in France (1848-1871)
February 13, 2006
February 13, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Joyce Dixon-Fyle, coordinator of collection development with rank of associate professor, has published Female Writers' Struggle for Rights and Education for Women in France (1848-1871). The volume is part of the Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures series from Peter Lang Publishing.
"Even after the turbulent events that culminated in the Revolution of 1848, French women remained disenfranchised anddisillusioned due to their exclusion from the public domain," notes a publisher's synopsis of the book. "However, a group of pioneering women persistently challenged the issue of civil rights and the legal minority of women in many genres: beginning with feminist journals then satirical poetry, fiction, pamphlets, posters, treatises, inspirational slogans, letters, and even travelogues. This book gives an overview of the corpus of writings by women at this historic moment and examines the political culture into which these writings were produced. Joyce Dixon-Fyle argues that the genres selected by women writers such as Eugénie Niboyet, Jeanne Deroin, Jenny d'Héricourt, Juliette Adam, Maria Deraimes were simply modes of expression determined less by choice than by the repressive politics and censorship of the July Monarchy, which was relentless in its attempts to silence and marginalize women."Back