Literary Feminisms / Edition 1

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Overview

It is now almost inconceivable that students of literature can pass through universities without encountering the feminist revolution in literary theory and criticism. Feminist literary theories are pluralist, borrowing from other types of theory, such as marxism or postmodernism, but they always remain woman-centered. Courses in women's writing, literature and gender, and philosophy and literature proliferate—requiring readers to reconsider many of the basic assumptions on which the study of literature was originally founded.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312228071
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Series: Transitions Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Robbins is Lecturer in Literary Studies at the University of Luton.

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Table of Contents

History
• Liberal, Materialist and Socialist Literary Feminisms
• Image of Women Criticism
• The Woman as Writer
• psychoanalysis
• Psychoanalysis and/or Feminism
• Rewriting the Subject—Julia Kristeva
• Mirror, Mirror...Luce Irigaray and Reflections of and on the Ferrinine
• Cixous
• Differences
• Differences of View and Viewing the Differences
• Readings
• Reading the Boys' Own Stories

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