Judith Bösch

Umkämpfte Zugänge zur Schrift. Theoretische und historische Aspekte geschlechtsspezifischer Autoridentitäten im französischen 17. Jahrhundert

In this article I analyze some theoretical and historical aspects of the relationship between authorship and gender in 17th century France. I am especially interested in the gender-specific access to authorship and writing as well as in the construction of female and male author identities. In the first instance I discuss different theoretical approaches to authorship which – with reference to poststructuralism – all have in common the dismissal and deconstruction of the myth of the creative original genius. Instead they declare the author to be the symptom of specific discourse constellations, a semantic field of forces or the point of intersection of different discourses…
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