Art and Critique of PatriaLOGY: Montenegrin Women Poets and Their Presence/Absence in/from the Montenegrin Literary Context (I)

Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević

Abstract


The aim of this paper is to reconsider the place of women poets in the Montenegrin literary context. In the introductory part of the paper, I will concentrate on Montenegrin history, the place of women within that historical context and their literary achievements that were rarely recorded in individual texts, books or literary histories. It was at the beginning of the last decade of the twentieth century that the revision of the Montenegrin literary canon was initiated, but it is itself incomplete in contributing to the full understanding of the literary accomplishments of women authors. I will offer a pattern, inspired by Elaine Showalter’s work and other American theorists and critics, that can contribute to the demarginalization of the Montenegrin women poets and the appearance of objective critical texts about their works.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n1p147


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