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Woman as monster in literature and the media

Woman as monster in literature and the media

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Published by Center for Women"s and Gender Studies, University of Copenhagen, C.A. Reitzel in Copenhagen .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women in literature.,
  • Women in motion pictures.,
  • Literature, Modern -- History and criticism -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Dorrit Einersen and Ingeborg Nixon.
    ContributionsEinersen, Dorrit., Nixon, Ingeborg.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN56.5.W64 W65 1995
    The Physical Object
    Pagination80 p. :
    Number of Pages80
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21053274M
    ISBN 108774219782

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