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Literature and Feminism

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Literature and Feminism is an exemplary new introduction to feminist literary criticism and theory which assumes no previous knowledge of the field. Clear, informative and carefully structured, it provides a thorough guide to, and path through, one of the most important, but also most difficult, areas of contemporary literary studies.
Paperback, 199 pages
Published September 8th 1993 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published January 1st 1993)
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Jun 27, 2016 sologdin rated it it was ok
An introductory text, very much suitable for undergraduates.

Bifurcated into two parts: the first addresses what feminism means in literary study: reading ancient texts by alleged 'male' authors against the gendered grain, canon formation, recovering so-called 'female' voices. The second section involves specific feminist literary & linguistic theory: Cixous & Irgiaray, Kristeva, and so on. Some discussion by the bye of de Beauvoir, Sedgewick, Moi, Millett, et al. Doesn't quite get to Ju
Dec 09, 2015 Petra rated it really liked it
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Good introductory book to the connection between literature and feminism, although the second part gets a bit overwhelming.

The part about literature was interesting and I've learned lot of new things, about creating literal canon, male views in literature and lot of other things. On the other hand the second part about feminism was really too much for me. Pam Morris tries to show and explain various influences in feminism and literature, but it is really condensed and hard to follow. Especially
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