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Feminist Literary History

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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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Roane Swindon
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent overview and critique of both French and Anglo-American feminist criticism. For my full review, click here.
Drew Hoffman
A good accounting of feminism in literature and a nice introduction to female authors before the more famous (Jane Austen, made their mark-- however, it is written in a style much too impressed with its own verbiage and left this humble reviewer largely confounded.
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Janet Margaret Todd is a Welsh-born academic and a well-respected author of many books on women in literature. Todd was educated at Cambridge University and the University of Florida, where she undertook a doctorate on the poet John Clare.
She is currently the Herbert JC Grierson Professor of English Literature at the University of Aberdeen. On 1 September 2008, Professor Todd took up the post of P
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