Dacia Maraini, story and strategy

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dc.contributor.advisor Hanne, Michael en
dc.contributor.author Dagnino, Pauline en
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-31T07:20:25Z en
dc.date.available 2007-07-31T07:20:25Z en
dc.date.issued 1992 en
dc.identifier THESIS 93-019 en
dc.identifier.citation Thesis (PhD--Italian)--University of Auckland, 1992 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/1199 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract This thesis is concerned with the later novels of Dacia Maraini and with establishing the nature of her feminist perspective. All the novels beginning from Donna in guerra are examined in chronological order with the aim of examining the strategies she devises to tell stories for women that are different from those traditionally told. To conduct my analysis I have read contemporary feminist theory through these novels. I have used those theorists who rework specific areas of psychoanalytic and narrative theory to allow for and explore an area of female experience that has never found representation in the cultural story. The problem of representing a previously unacknowledged area of experience is addressed in my chapter on Donna in guerra where I examine the strategy of dislocation worked out in this novel which allows for the presence of material excluded from cultural representational practices. In my chapters on Lettere a Marina and storia di piera I examine a strategy for the utilization of the unrepresented feminine through a focus on the relationship between women and the possibility it allows for the formation of an alternative to the traditional female identity. My chapters on 11 treno per Helsinki and Isolina explore the issues of the representation of this alternative identity for women through the language and institutions of a culture designed for men and their perceptions. en
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dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof PhD Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA9947975914002091 en
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dc.title Dacia Maraini, story and strategy en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Italian en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.name PhD en
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