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Prof. Helen Chambers

Head of German Department

University of St Andrews

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University of St Andrews

St Katharine's West 16 The Scores

St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AX

United Kingdom

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Women in German Studies (WIGS) [cached]

Helen Chambers

University of St Andrews
Literature 1830-1939 (esp. T. Fontane, J. Roth)

Humor and Irony 19C German Women's L, 9781571133045, £45.00/$75.00, 2007 [cached]

Helen Chambers

Nineteenth-century German literature is seldom seen as rich in humor and irony, and women's writing from that period is perhaps even less likely to be seen as possessing those qualities. Yet since comedy is bound to societal norms, and humor and irony are recognized weapons of the weak against authority, what this innovative study reveals should not be surprising: women writers found much to laugh at in a bourgeois age when social constraints, particularly on women, were tight. Helen Chambers analyzes prose fiction by leading female writers of the day who prominently employ humor and irony. Arguing that humor and irony involve cognitive and rational processes, she highlights the inadequacy of binary theories of gender that classify the female as emotional and the male as rational. Chambers focuses on nine women writers: Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Ida Hahn-Hahn, Ottilie Wildermuth, Helene Böhlau, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Ada Christen, Clara Viebig, Isolde Kurz, and Ricarda Huch.
Helen Chambers is Professor of German at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK.
A very different picture emerges, however, from Helen Chambers' new book.. [The] study is an important contribution to nineteenth-century women's literature.. GERMAN STUDIES REVIEW

Women in German Studies (WIGS) [cached]

PROFESSOR HELEN CHAMBERS (University of St Andrews)

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Professor Helen Chambers (University of St Andrews)

Helen Chambers (University of St Andrews): 'Reading and Responding to English Women Writers: Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Helene Druskowitz and Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach'

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