The second edition of this highly successful anthology makes available to the feminist reader a collection of essays which does justice to the range and diversity, as well as to the eloquence and the challenge of recent feminist critical theory and practice. The new, enlarged Feminist Reader includes Toni Morrison's brilliant discussion of a Hemingway short story, Line Pouchard's reading of Radclyffe Hall's lesbian classic, The Well of Loneliness, Marjorie Garber on Elvis and cross-dressing, and Diane Elam on the relation between feminist and postmodernism, in addition to a selection of influential essays by prominent feminist critics and theorists. The book arose directly from the editors' experience of teaching feminist criticism, and their sense of the need for a fully annotated, representative selection of essays for discussion. They have included a summary of each essay, a glossary of unfamiliar terms, new suggestions for further reading and an updated introduction, mapping the field of feminist critical theory.
|Publisher:||Macmillan Education UK|
|Edition description:||2nd ed. 1997|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Catherine Belsey is Research Professor of English at the University of Swansea, UK. She has published extensively on Shakespeare, and her 2007 Palgrave title Why Shakespeare was a Choice Outstanding Acdemic Highlight of the year.
Table of ContentsPreface.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction: The Story So Far; C.Belsey & J.Moore.- Women and Literary History; D.Spender.- The True Story of How I Became My Own Person; R.Coward.- Disturbing Nurses and the Kindness of Sharks; T.Morrison.- Queer Desire in The Well of Loneliness; L.Pouchard.- The Difference of View; M.Jacobus.- Representing Women: Re-presenting the Past; G.Beer.- Sorties: Out and Out: Attacks/Ways Out/Forays; H.Cixous.- Feminist, Female, Feminine; T.Moi.- Women and Madness: the Critical Phallacy; S.Felman.- Promises: the Fictional Philosophy in Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman; J.Moore.- Three Women's Texts and a Critique of Imperialism; C.Spivak.- Cross-dressing, Gender and Representation: Elvis Presley; M.Garber.- Feminism and the Postmodern: Theory's Romance; D.Elam.- Women's Time; J.Kristeva.- The Looking Glass, from the Other Side; L.Irigara.- Summaries and Notes.- Glossary.- Suggestions for Further Reading.- Notes on Contributors Index.