Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory / Edition 2

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Overview

Written for readers with little knowledge of the subject, Sexual/Textual Politics nevertheless makes its own intervention into key debates, arguing provocatively for a commitedly political and theoretical criticism as against merely textual or apolitical approaches.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415280129
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/2/2002
  • Series: New Accents Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 466,548
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Toril Moi is James B. Duke Professor of Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University, North Carolina. She is the author of several influential works on feminist theory, including What is a Woman?

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Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface
Preface
Acknowledgments
A Note on the Text
Introduction: Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? Feminist readings of Woolf 1
Pt. I Anglo-American feminist criticism
1 Two feminist classics 21
2 'Images of Women' criticism 41
3 Women writing and writing about women 49
4 Theoretical reflections 69
Pt. II French feminist theory
5 From Simone de Beauvoir to Jacques Lacan 89
6 Helene Cixous: an imaginary utopia 100
7 Patriarchal reflections: Luce Irigaray's looking-glass 126
8 Marginality and subversion: Julia Kristeva 149
Afterword 173
Notes 186
References 197
Index 211
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