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Working with Feminist Criticism / Edition 1

Working with Feminist Criticism / Edition 1

by Mary Eagleton
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Using the concepts and practices of feminist literary criticism, this constantly challenging workbook not only makes the connection between women's writing and women's lives but breaks new ground in enabling students to apply critical concepts and to feel more at ease with the texts common to feminist literary theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631194422
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/10/2000
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Mary Eagleton is Senior Lecturer in English and Women's Studies at the University College of Ripon and York St John. She has been closely involved in the development of feminist criticism and Women's Studies and is known for her contributions to this field. She is the editor of Feminist Literary Theory: A Reader (second edition 1995, Blackwell Publishers) and author of Feminist Literary Criticism.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction  1

Speech and Silence 16

Defining a Feminist Text 32

Creating a Matrilineage 37

The Woman Author: Lost and Found 49

The Death of a Woman Author? 65

Gender and Genre 77

Feminism and Genre Fiction 91

Feminist Publishing 105

Feminist Reading 119

Feminist Criticisms 135

Patriarchal Binary Thought 146

Gender Play 158

Feminine Writing and Reading 172

Finding the Subject 189

The Politics of Location 208

Conclusion 219

Works Cited 221

Index 234

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