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''Henne ensam lagen fällde': die literarische Verhandlung der Kindstötung als kulturhistorischer Beitrag zur Geschlechterdebatte'

Sophie Wennerscheid (2017) European Journal for Scandinavian Studies.
abstract
The article examines the literary representation of neonaticide, the killing of newborns, mostly by the mother, in Scandinavian texts from the 19th and 20th century. It analyses how the topic is discussed with reference to changing judicial practices and moral ideas of the time. Investigating the texts’ aesthetic strategies and its emotional effects on the reader the article shows that most of the texts debate the problematic situation of a young mother committing infanticide, but ignore the role of the father. It is not until the 20th century that the responsibility and the guilt of the fathers are discussed in more detail. Thus, the article can give insight into the relevance of literary texts on infanticide for cultural history on the one hand and changing gender relations on the other.
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author
organization
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
unpublished
subject
keyword
Infanticide, Scandinavian literature, cultural history, neonaticide
journal title
European Journal for Scandinavian Studies
pages
24 pages
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
id
7153275
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7153275
date created
2016-03-17 12:04:15
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:42:39
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  abstract     = {The article examines the literary representation of neonaticide, the killing of newborns, mostly by the mother, in Scandinavian texts from the 19th and 20th century. It analyses how the topic is discussed with reference to changing judicial practices and moral ideas of the time. Investigating the texts{\textquoteright} aesthetic strategies and its emotional effects on the reader the article shows that most of the texts debate the problematic situation of a young mother committing infanticide, but ignore the role of the father. It is not until the 20th century that the responsibility and the guilt of the fathers are discussed in more detail. Thus, the article can give insight into the relevance of literary texts on infanticide for cultural history on the one hand and changing gender relations on the other.},
  author       = {Wennerscheid, Sophie},
  journal      = {European Journal for Scandinavian Studies},
  keyword      = {Infanticide,Scandinavian literature,cultural history,neonaticide},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {24},
  title        = {''Henne ensam lagen f{\"a}llde': die literarische Verhandlung der Kindst{\"o}tung als kulturhistorischer Beitrag zur Geschlechterdebatte'},
  year         = {2017},
}

Chicago
Wennerscheid, Sophie. 2017. “"Henne Ensam Lagen Fällde’: Die Literarische Verhandlung Der Kindstötung Als Kulturhistorischer Beitrag Zur Geschlechterdebatte'.” European Journal for Scandinavian Studies.
APA
Wennerscheid, S. (2017). "Henne ensam lagen fällde’: die literarische Verhandlung der Kindstötung als kulturhistorischer Beitrag zur Geschlechterdebatte'. European Journal for Scandinavian Studies.
Vancouver
1.
Wennerscheid S. "Henne ensam lagen fällde’: die literarische Verhandlung der Kindstötung als kulturhistorischer Beitrag zur Geschlechterdebatte'. European Journal for Scandinavian Studies. 2017;
MLA
Wennerscheid, Sophie. “"Henne Ensam Lagen Fällde’: Die Literarische Verhandlung Der Kindstötung Als Kulturhistorischer Beitrag Zur Geschlechterdebatte'.” European Journal for Scandinavian Studies (2017): n. pag. Print.