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dc.contributor.authorContin, Benedetta
dc.description.abstractThis article consists of two parts: the first contains a brief analysis of woman's role in both pre-Christian and Christian Armenian society, while the second part tries to delineate her relation with modernity, particularly as reflected in some Armenian women writers. Above all, we intend to analyze, in the light of feminine experience, the psychological perception of exile, after the trauma of the Genocide. Our analysis is based on two texts: "My Exiled Soul" by Zabel Essayen and "My Grandmother" by Fethiye Çetin (a Turkish woman laywer who, in a recent book telling her maternal grandmother's story, has touched on the subject of the Armenian genocide, a taboo for Turkish society). Exile is explored in two basic forms of different level and quality: material exile and spiritual exile: Material exile is the physical uprooting from homeland. Fethiye's grandmother, on the contrary, experienced a spiritual exile because, even though she spent her life in her ancestral homeland, she was compelled to give up her mother tongue, use exclusively Turkish and to embrace the Muslim religion. The heroine of Essayean's novel, on the contary, lives in a perpetual exile, because her soul is not free to express itself and her inner experiences are always at variance with external
dc.publisherPadova, Studio Editoriale Gordiniit
dc.relation.ispartofAnnali di Ca' Foscari: Rivista della Facoltà di Lingue e letterature straniere dell'Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Serie Orientale, 47 (3), 2008, p. 69-87it
dc.title"La mia anima esiliata". La vita e la produzione artistica della scrittirice armena Zabel Yesayeanit
dc.subject.keywordsSocial roleit
dc.subject.keywordsPost-genocide traumait
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