Wandering Women in French Film and Literature: A Study of Narrative Drift
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How and when can a narrative agent or voice be considered unreliable? What happens when narrative authority fails and, just as importantly, why does it? As a means to answering these questions, Wandering Women in French Film and Literature examines the phenomenon of 'narrative drift' through in-depth analysis of twentieth-century novels and films. Combining feminist theories and structural narratology, Devereux Herbeck illustrates the ways in which evidence and/or admissions of doubt by narrative entities in works featuring wandering women disrupt conventions of continuity, coherence, and authority and thereby forces the story in new, unexpected directions.
Devereux Herbeck, Mariah, "Wandering Women in French Film and Literature: A Study of Narrative Drift" (2013). Faculty & Staff Authored Books. 373.