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Novel gives female marginal figures a voice

Angelika Overath who came as ‘Writer in Residence’ to the Dublin conference in 2012 has published first extracts from her new novel ‘Roman in Rückenfiguren’ in which she gives women a voice who are only marginally visible. The first ‘Rückenfigur’ to speak up is from the ‘Vision after the sermon’ by Paul Gauguin in the National Gallery of Scotland, protesting against the way she is portayed: http://www.nzz.ch/aktuell/feuilleton/literatur-und-kunst/auf-dem-weg-in-die-suedsee-1.18149738
The novel will be published with Luchterhand in 2014.

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About Henrike Lähnemann

Willkommen! I am a Germanist, medievalist and Chair of "Women in German Studies". I am based at Oxford in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and St Edmund Hall.

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