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Motherhood and sexuality in Flaubert's Madame Bovary

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Amanda Rooks
In her article "Motherhood and Sexuality in Flaubert's Madame Bovary" Amanda Kane Rooks examines the narration of relationships in Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary between Emma's role as mother and her sexuality. Rooks argues that this narrative relationship provides a space where the association between the oppressions of motherhood and women's sexuality can be better understood. Further, Rooks posits that Flaubert's narrative condemns the nineteenth-century Western predilection for constructing a relationship of mutual exclusivity between motherhood and sexuality, while it exposes socially sanctioned performances of motherhood and sexuality as allied, perverse manifesta-tions of the same repressive ideological system.

History

Volume

16

Issue

3

Start Page

1

End Page

10

Number of Pages

10

ISSN

1481-4374

Location

United States

Publisher

Purdue University Press

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Not affiliated to a Research Institute; School of Education and the Arts (2013- );

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

CLCWeb : comparative literature and culture.

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