Re-Writing the Script: Gender and Community in Elin Wägner by Helena Forsås-Scott (review)

Re-Writing the Script: Gender and Community in Elin Wägner by Helena Forsås-Scott (review) Helena Forsås-Scott. Re-Writing the Script: Gender and Community in Elin Wägner. London: Norvik Press, 2009. Pp. 369. Elin Wägner, Ellen Key, and Alva Myrdal are iconic Swedish feminists of the early twentieth century. Most often we perceive them as rebels for the same feminist cause--gender equality for women. In her book, Re-Writing the Script: Gender and Community in Elin Wägner, Helena Forsås-Scott tests that perception and shows through her meticulous--indeed Herculian--research and analysis how Wägner's texts actually present different gender constructs and examples of alternative communities, which make her differ remarkably from her two fellow feminists. To present her own interpretation of Wägner's radical gender roles Forsås-Scott has conducted a careful reading of the author's voluminous oeuvre. In fact, her readings include not only Wägner's prose fiction and over six hundred articles in the journal Tidvarvet, but also her published essays, opinion pieces, and radio plays. Much has been written about Wägner since the 1970s, which Forsås-Scott acknowledges and comments on in her introductory chapter. She suggests that although many have written about Wägner, their works present Wägner's texts within a limited set of perspectives: biographical, feminist, or political. In contrast, Wägner's own contribution of gender and community http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scandinavian Studies Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study

Re-Writing the Script: Gender and Community in Elin Wägner by Helena Forsås-Scott (review)

Scandinavian Studies, Volume 86 (1) – Apr 21, 2014

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Helena Forsås-Scott. Re-Writing the Script: Gender and Community in Elin Wägner. London: Norvik Press, 2009. Pp. 369. Elin Wägner, Ellen Key, and Alva Myrdal are iconic Swedish feminists of the early twentieth century. Most often we perceive them as rebels for the same feminist cause--gender equality for women. In her book, Re-Writing the Script: Gender and Community in Elin Wägner, Helena Forsås-Scott tests that perception and shows through her meticulous--indeed Herculian--research and analysis how Wägner's texts actually present different gender constructs and examples of alternative communities, which make her differ remarkably from her two fellow feminists. To present her own interpretation of Wägner's radical gender roles Forsås-Scott has conducted a careful reading of the author's voluminous oeuvre. In fact, her readings include not only Wägner's prose fiction and over six hundred articles in the journal Tidvarvet, but also her published essays, opinion pieces, and radio plays. Much has been written about Wägner since the 1970s, which Forsås-Scott acknowledges and comments on in her introductory chapter. She suggests that although many have written about Wägner, their works present Wägner's texts within a limited set of perspectives: biographical, feminist, or political. In contrast, Wägner's own contribution of gender and community

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