A Space for Oneself: Comparative Spatial Analysis of Gender-Identity in Sylvia Plath and Forough Farrokhzad

Farnaz Ahmadi Sepehri, Nasser Motallebzadeh


Since the twentieth century onward, women studies have gained undeniable significance in revealing gender issues. In this way the significance of space for women”s lives began to gain importance by Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own (1929) and Guilbert and Gubar’s Madwoman in the Attic (1979). Indeed, space in general (domestic, public, private, and physical) has been influential in shaping gender identities. Some feminist theorists have theorized the inter-play of gender and other identities in place, over space, and in shaping the production of space and power. This essay aims to analyze the role of space in identity construction of the outstanding American poet, Sylvia Plath and Forough Farrokhzad, one of the greatest Iranian poets of  the twentieth century.


Space; Spatiality; Place; Feminism; Female; Gender and Identity

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