Catherine the Great, Catherine the Little: Contradictions of the 18th-Century Autobiographical Self

Author:
Adrijana Vidić, Sveučilište u Zadru, Zadar
Email:
avidic@unizd.hr
Summary
This paper analyses narrative strategies used in the autobiography of Yekaterina Dashkova, an unusual public figure of the 18th-century Russia. Due to the nature of her performance within the gender normed context construction of textual identity becomes a series of narrative compromises between the public and the private roles, which is here presented with a special emphasis on the issues of gender and relationality.
Key words
Yekaterina Dashkova; autobiography; private and public; gender; identity
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