Elaine Showalter


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in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
January 21, 1941

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Elaine Showalter is an American literary critic, feminist, and writer on cultural and social issues. She is one of the founders of feminist literary criticism in United States academia, developing the concept and practice of gynocritics.

She is well known and respected in both academic and popular cultural fields. She has written and edited numerous books and articles focussed on a variety of subjects, from feminist literary criticism to fashion, sometimes sparking widespread controversy, especially with her work on illnesses. Showalter has been a television critic for People magazine and a commentator on BBC radio and television.

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Average rating: 4.02 · 44,947 ratings · 3,102 reviews · 52 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Female Malady:  Women, ...

4.15 avg rating — 715 ratings — published 1985 — 4 editions
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A Literature of Their Own: ...

4.06 avg rating — 544 ratings — published 1976 — 9 editions
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The Civil Wars of Julia War...

3.74 avg rating — 430 ratings — published 2016 — 10 editions
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A Jury of Her Peers: Americ...

4.07 avg rating — 322 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Daughters of Decadence: Wom...

3.83 avg rating — 332 ratings — published 1993 — 4 editions
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Teaching Literature

3.70 avg rating — 206 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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Sexual Anarchy: Gender and ...

4.17 avg rating — 212 ratings — published 1990 — 7 editions
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Hystories: Hysterical Epide...

3.64 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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The Vintage Book of America...

4.12 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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New Feminist Criticism

3.85 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1985 — 5 editions
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“Now we are free to come and go as we please, not in sorrow but in laughter.”
Elaine Showalter, A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists From Brontë to Lessing

“Devoid of the poetry of madness.”
Elaine Showalter, The Female Malady: Women, Madness and English Culture 1830-1980

“Spark asks whether men or women are in the driver's seat and whether the power to choose one's destroyer is women's only form of self-assertion.”
Elaine Showalter, Inventing Herself: Claiming a Feminist Intellectual Heritage

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