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Feminist Literary Criticism: Explorations in Theory

Feminist Literary Criticism:Explorations in Theory Josephine Donovan (ed) The University Pressof Kentucky 1975 This collection of five incisive essays by noted feminist writers provides an overview of the existing body of feminist literary criticism, promotes an understanding of the issues feminist critics are currently discussing among themselves and with other critics, and proposes a theoretical…

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Making a Difference: Feminist Literary Criticism

Making a Difference: FeministLiterary Criticism Gayle Greene,Coppélia Kahn (eds) Routledge London& New York 1985 Feminist scholarship employs gender as a fundamental organizing category of human experience, holding two related premises: men and women have different perceptions or experiences in the same contexts, the male perspective having been dominant in fields of knowledge; and that gender…

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History Literature

Feminist Novelists of the Belle Epoque: Love as a Lifestyle

Feminist Novelists of theBelle Epoque: Love as aLifestyle Jennifer Waelti-Walters Indiana University Press 1990 Feminist Novelists of the Belle Epoque presents a generation of women writers critical of love and marriage – the central tenets of their culture and society. Jennifer Waelti-Walters has recovered a group of women novelists who challenged the accepted nineteenth-century views…

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Essays Lesbian Literature

Sexual Practice, Textual Theory: Lesbian Cultural Criticism

Sexual Practice, TextualTheory: Lesbian CulturalCriticism Susan J. Wolfe,Julia Penelope (eds) Blackwell 1993 This powerful and empowering anthology marks the coming of age of lesbian criticism and theory – the energizing spirit behind much of the most exciting feminist writing today, and a vital force within cultural and textual studies more generally. Gathering together lesbian writers…

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Lesbian Literature

The Safe Sea of Women: Lesbian Fiction 1969-1989

The Safe Sea of Women:Lesbian Fiction 1969-1989 Bonnie Zimmerman Beacon Press 1990 From the Preface: The Safe Sea of Women is an overview of the lesbian fiction published primarily by alternative feminist presses in the 1970s and 1980s. I attempt to read this fiction as the collective voice of what we loosely call “the lesbian…

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Literature Research Theory

Beyond Feminist Aesthetics: Feminist Literature and Social Change

Beyond Feminist Aesthetics: FeministLiterature and Social Change Rita Felski Hardvard University Press 1989 This book has a dual focus. First, Rita Felski gives a critical account of current American and European feminist literary theory, and second, she offers an analysis of contemporary fiction by women in order to show that this literature raises questions for…

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Literature Theory

Sexual Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory

Sexual Textual Politics: FeministLiterary Theory Toril Moi Routledge Londonand New York 1985 What are the political implications of a feminist, critical practice? How do the problems of the literary text relate to the priorities and perspectives of feminist politics as a whole? Sexual/Textual Politics addresses these fundamental questions and examines the strengths and limitations of…

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Biography Literature

Gertrude Stein and the Present

Gertrude Stein and the Present Allegra Stewart Hardvard University Press 1967 Neither a biography nor a psychological study of Gertrude Stein, this book attempts to trace the development and expression of her thought. Through a close reading and analysis of Stein’s works, Allegra Stewart discovers a harmony among them that argues a profound personal experience. She sees…

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History Literature

Women’s Liberation and Literature

Women’s Liberation and Literature Elaine Showalter Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1971 Women’s Liberation and Literature provides students an opportunity to consider for themselves the essential issues raised by past and present movements to liberate women and encourages them to contemplate whether or not there is a feminine consciousness in literature. The subject of women figures significantly…

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History Lesbian Literature

Lesbian Images: Gertrude Stein, Colette, Willa Cather, Elizabeth Bowen, and others

Lesbian Images Jane Rule Doubleday & Company 1975 Believing that love is best described in a work of art, Jane Rule has chosen for this study of lesbianism the work of brilliantly articulate lesbian writers such as Gertrude Stein, Colette, Vita Sachville West and Willa Cather. Her concern is to discover what images of lesbians…