Daughters of Cyprus: Women, Contemporary Romance Fiction, and 1974

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The article considers twenty-first-century Anglophone romance representations of women set during the events of 1974 in Cyprus. It highlights the creative and political opportunities and ethical challenges of representing the Cyprus Problem in this genre. In representing a gap between the “desires of the feminine” and the motivating forces of ethno-nationalism, the novels remap women’s experience left out of the patriarchal assertions of war. While the novels reinscribe many of the discourses that normalise women’s absences from processes of official reconciliation, they might be seen as drawing popular attention to the issues at stake when considering women and war in Cyprus.

LanguageEnglish
Pages10-29
Number of pages20
JournalSynthesis
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017

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