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A reader's guide to contemporary feminist literary criticism

A reader's guide to contemporary feminist literary criticism

Humm, Maggie

This introduction to feminist literary criticism in its international contexts discusses a broad range of complex critical writings and then identifies and explains the main developments and debates within each approach. Each chapter has an easy-to-use format, comprising an introductory overview, an explanation of key themes and techniques, a detailed account of the work of specific critics, and a summary which includes critiques of the approach. Each chapter is accompanied by a guide to the primary texts and further reading

Book. English.
Published Hemel Hempstead : Harvester Wheatsheaf 1994
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Statement of responsibility: Maggie Humm
ISBN: 0745011942, 9780745011943
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: x, 309 p. ; 22 cm
Subject: Feminist literary criticism.; Cultural theory.

Contents

  1. Introduction: The 1960s to the 1990s
  2. Second Wave: de Beauvoir, Millett, Friedan, Greer
  3. Myth Criticism: Daly, Pratt, Walker
  4. Marxist and Socialist Feminist Criticism: Birmingham Centre, Barrett, Kaplan, Robinson
  5. French Feminist Criticism: Ecriture and Etudes Feminines, Kristeva, Cixous, Irigaray
  6. Psychoanalytical Criticism: Mitchell, Jacobus, Gilbert and Gubar
  7. Poststructuralism, deconstruction, postmodernism: Spillers, Spivak, Blau DuPlessis
  8. Black Feminisms: The African Diaspora: Overview, Walker, Lorde, Smith, Christian, Ngcobo
  9. Lesbian Feminism: Wittig, Zimmerman, Anzaldua, Sedgwick and Queer Theory, Rule, Stimpson, Daly
  10. Third World Feminist Criticism: Third Wave and Fifth Gear: India, Latin America, Sandoval, Mohanty, Anzaldua, Chow, Castellenos
  11. Feminist Futures

Description

 This introduction to feminist literary criticism in its international contexts discusses a broad range of complex critical writings and then identifies and explains the main developments and debates within each approach. Each chapter has an easy-to-use format, comprising an introductory overview, an explanation of key themes and techniques, a detailed account of the work of specific critics, and a summary which includes critiques of the approach. Each chapter is accompanied by a guide to the primary texts and further reading.