• Motherhood and Sexuality in Flaubert's Madame Bovary

    Author(s):
    Amanda Kane Rooks (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Subject(s):
    Literary criticism, Motherhood
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/5mdx-gz60
    Abstract:
    In her article "Motherhood and Sexuality in Flaubert's Madame Bovary" Amanda Kane Rooks examines the narration of relationships in Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary between Emma's role as mother and her sexuality. Rooks argues that this narrative relationship provides a space where the association between the oppressions of motherhood and women's sexuality can be better understood. Further, Rooks posits that Flaubert's narrative condemns the nineteenth-century Western predilection for constructing a relationship of mutual exclusivity between motherhood and sexuality, while it exposes socially sanctioned performances of motherhood and sexuality as allied, perverse manifestations of the same repressive ideological system.
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