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Document Details :
Title: 'Voorwaarts, en niet vergeten'
Subtitle: De kleine genderstappen vooruit
Author(s): VAN OOSTRUM, Wilhelmina R.D.
Journal: Spiegel der Letteren
Volume: 46 Issue: 3-4 Date: 2004
This contribution offers a review of the development of gender studies since 1973 in the field of eighteenth-century Dutch literature, and calls for a further development of the use of (male and female) gender as a category in the analysis of historical texts. A general problem, however, continues to be the special position of women writers within the larger literary field, and their preference (often out of sheer necessity) for certain genres.