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Literature and Feminism. An Introduction. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2248509
  • Book
  • July 1993
  • 228 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Literature and Feminism is an exemplary new introduction to feminist literary criticism and theory which assumes no previous knowledge of the field. Clear, informative and carefully structured, it provides a thorough guide to, and path through, one of the most important, but also most difficult, areas of contemporary literary studies.
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Preface and Acknowledgements.

Introduction: Why 'literature and feminism'?.

Part I: Literature?.

1. Re-vision: Reading as a Woman.

2. Challenging the Canon and the Literary Establishment.

3. Writing by Women.

Part II:.

4. The Construction of Gender: Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan.

5. Writing as a Woman: Helen Cixous, Luce Irigaray and Ecriture Feminine.

6. Identities in Process: Poststructuralism, Julia Kristeva and Intertextuality.

7. A Return to Women in History: Lesbian, Black and Class.

Criticism.

Notes.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index

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Pam Morris University of Dundee.
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