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‘The Mother in the Hungry Grave’: Marriage, Murder, and the Maternal

H. L. Meakin

in John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines John Donne's articulations of the maternal feminine or ‘woman-for-man’ in some of his writings on marriage. It analyses Donne's references to verse twenty-four of the second ... More


The Maternal–Feminine in Indian Psychoanalysis *

Sudhir Kakar

in Culture and Psyche: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195696684
eISBN:
9780199080304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195696684.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter deals with the ubiquity and multiformity of the ‘primitive idea of being a woman’, and how this fantasy is embedded in the maternal configurations of the Indian family and culture. It ... More


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