Prague as a Cultural Center for Slavic Women Writers

Fournier Kiss, Corinne; Jensterle-Dolezalova, Alenka; Tarajlo-Lipowsky, Zofia (2016). Prague as a Cultural Center for Slavic Women Writers. Wiek XIX. Rocznik Towarzystwa Literackiego im. Adama Mickiewicza, pp. 279-294. 10.18318/wiekxix.2016.16

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This paper focuses on several Slavic women writers whose literary careers
took a new turn in one way or another because of their encounters
with the city of Prague: the Polish writer Honorata Zapová née
Wiśniowska (1825–1856), who moved to Prague in 1845 and showed
great concern about building bridges between Polish and Czech literatures;
the Polish writers Eliza Orzeszkowa (1841–1910) and Maria Konopnicka (1842–1910), who came to Prague several times during
their lifetimes, developed a strong interest in Czech culture and established
close contacts with several outstanding Czech women (as
testified by their correspondence); and the Slovenian writers Zofka
Kveder (1879–1926), who lived in Prague from 1900–1906 and began
very quickly to write articles and novels in Czech that were favorably
received, especially by Czech feminist women writers and critics.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of French Language and Literature

UniBE Contributor:

Fournier Kiss, Corinne


800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 840 French & related literatures
400 Language > 440 French & related languages
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 890 Other literatures
900 History > 940 History of Europe






Corinne Ingrid Fournier Kiss

Date Deposited:

25 Jul 2014 11:12

Last Modified:

19 Jan 2021 00:02

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

Beginnings of Czech, Polish and Slovene feminist thought, Czech, Polish and Slovene women writers in the 19th and 20th centuries, Slavic reciprocity, Maria Konopnicka, Zofka Kveder, Eliza Orzeszkowa, Honorata Zapová




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