Out of the Realm of Immanence: Women's Work and Transcendence in the Novels of Carol Shields

by Guenther, Bethany Ruth

Abstract (Summary)
Carol Shields has not always been acknowledged as a feminist thinker by scholars, but an examination of womens work and art in her novels shows how her novels employ the feminist theories of Simon de Beauvoir and Betty Friedan in the creation of her own feminist philosophy. De Beauvoirs ideas on transcendence and immanence find expression in Shieldss novels, A Fairly Conventional Woman, The Stone Diaries, and Unless, as her female characters use work (both domestic and artistic) to transcend powerlessness.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Roy, Wendy

School:University of Saskatchewan

School Location:Canada - Saskatchewan

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:immanence carol shields women work feminism simone de beauvoir art transcendence domestic


Date of Publication:09/25/2008

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