La desapropiación de la escritora. De la angelización a la ginofagia


  • Barbara Zecchi University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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Women writers, female characters, stereotypes, disappropriation


This article shows the different stages women and female protagonists have gone through in the male literary imagination during the last two centuries, and how Spanish women writers have tried to deconstruct these stereotypes. Male writers, obsessed with the “risk of female sexuality”, represented their female characters first as anti-sexual, angelical beings, later as adulterers, and finally as femmes fatales, and denied women writers a place in the literary canon until, paradoxically, they seemed to become more accepted in Franco’s time.