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By Paula Ruth Gilbert

In the previous 20 years Quebec girls writers, together with Aline Chamberland, Claire Dé, Suzanne Jacob, and Hélène Rioux, have created woman characters who're desirous about daring sexual activities and language, cruelty, and violence, every now and then culminating in infanticide and serial killing. Paula Ruth Gilbert argues that those Quebec feminist writers are "re-framing" gender. Violence and the feminine mind's eye explores no matter if those imagined girls are outstanding out at an exterior different or harming themselves via acts of self-destruction and melancholy. Gilbert examines the measure to which girls are imitating males within the outward path in their anger and hostility and means that such "tough" girls can be mocking males of their "macho" exploits of sexuality and violence. She illustrates the ways that Quebec woman authors are "feminizing" violence or re-envisioning gender in North American tradition. Gilbert bridges methodological gaps and integrates background, sociology, literary thought, feminist idea, and different disciplinary techniques to supply a framework for the dialogue of significant moral and aesthetic questions.

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