Subject to Negotiation: Reading Feminist Criticism and American Women's Fictions / Edition 1

Subject to Negotiation: Reading Feminist Criticism and American Women's Fictions / Edition 1

by Elaine Neil Orr
     
 

In Subject to Negotiation, Elaine Neil Orr proposes negotiation as both a state of consciousness and a significant movement for women writers as well as feminist critics. Challenging the "subversive" model of feminist criticism, she argues for the importance of negotiation for feminist practice within a plurality of critical positions and identities. Without

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In Subject to Negotiation, Elaine Neil Orr proposes negotiation as both a state of consciousness and a significant movement for women writers as well as feminist critics. Challenging the "subversive" model of feminist criticism, she argues for the importance of negotiation for feminist practice within a plurality of critical positions and identities. Without claiming the final word- indeed calling for more words on the subject- Orr sketches an empirical method for a negotiating feminist critcism and then in successive chapters demonstrates the method at work.

University of Virginia Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813917153
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Series:
Feminist Issues: Practice, Politics, Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Negotiated Homelands: The States of Feminist Reading1
2Negotiation Our Text: The Search for Accommodations in Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth27
3Our Confounded Identities: Negotiating Audience in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God46
4The Character of Her Writing: Eudora Welty's The Optimist's Daughter and the Stories of Feminist Criticism67
5Sifting through Bags and Bones: Practical Negotiations in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon85
6Negotiated Motherhood: Contradictory Leanings in Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time105
Epilogue: Riparian Corridors and Other Progressive Middles: New Directions for Feminist Criticism?127
Notes131
Index145

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