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In this timely book Janet Todd offers an analysis and defence of the feminist literary history practised by Elaine Showalter and other contemporary American literary critics. She argues that this approach rightly links the political concerns of feminist criticism to the uncovering of female voices embedded in history.
Todd reconstructs the development of feminist literary
Paperback, 168 pages
Published January 1st 1991 by Polity Press (first published 1988)
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A brief introduction into feminist literary criticism, Todd's book sketches the development of the field from the 1960s to the 1980s. Although I did not follow all her arguments, I think Todd provided a useful entry point for anyone interested in feminist literary theory.
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This is an excellent overview and critique of both French and Anglo-American feminist criticism. For my full review, click here. ...more
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Janet Todd (Jan) is a novelist, biographer, literary critic and internationally renowned scholar, known for her work on
women’s writing and feminism. Her most recent books include
the novel: Don't You Know There's A War On?;
edition and essy: Jane Austen’s Sanditon;
memoir: Radiation Diaries: Cancer, Memory
and Fragments of a Life in Words;
biography: Aphra Behn: A Secret Life;
the novel: A Man of Ge

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