This collection of essays contains critical analysis, from a female perspective, of a selection of films, journals and novels from the French medieval period to the Franco-Algerian present, and gives us a strikingly original view of the relationship between women and the cities that they increasingly call ‘home’.
The wide-ranging selection of topics, chronologies and genres covered by the volume makes it accessible to an extensive readership, both academic and lay. This book will also appeal to students and researchers working in women’s studies, across different timeframes, cultures, and media (archival and manuscript, film, novel, art) will find much of interest in the book.
Siobhán McIlvanney is Reader in French and Francophone Women’s Writing at King’s College London. Gillian Ni Cheallaigh is a former Lecturer in French and Francophone Women’s Writing at King’s College London, and currently an independent researcher.