Advanced Research Consortium on Gender, Culture and the Knowledge Society

Project

The Female Face of Shame

Project Description

As my co-editor and I establish in our introduction, the female body, with its history as an object of social control, expectation, and manipulation, is central to understanding the gendered construction of shame. Through the study of 20th-century literary texts, this volume demonstrates how shame structures women’s relationships and shapes women’s identities. In examining works by women authors from around the world, it provides an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective on female shame.

Project Details

Principal Investigator:

Patricia Moran

Co-Investigators:

 

External Partners:

Erica L. Johnson Associate Professor of English, Wagner College, New York

Dates:

2011-2013

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Grant Amount:

 

Project Outputs

Publications related to the project:

The Female Face of Shame (Indiana University Press, forthcoming 2013) (includes co-authored introduction and one chapter)

"Shame, Female Development, and Self-Expression in Cora Sandel’s Alberta Trilogy". Australian Modernist Studies, forthcoming.
 
Advanced Research Consortium on Gender, Culture and the Knowledge Society