A History of Feminist Literary Criticism

by Gill Plain,

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  • 0511339607
  • 9780521852555
  • 9780511339608
Feminism has transformed the academic study of literature, fundamentally altering the canon of what is taught and setting new agendas for literary analysis. In this authoritative history of feminist literary criticism, leading scholars chart the development of the practice from the Middle Ages to the present. The first section of the book explores protofeminist thought from the Middle Ages onwards, and analyses the work of pioneers such as Wollstonecraft and Woolf. The second section examines the rise of second-wave feminism and maps its interventions across the twentieth century. A final section examines the impact of postmodernism on feminist thought and practice. This book offers a comprehensive guide to the history and development of feminist literary criticism and a lively reassessment of the main issues and authors in the field. It is essential reading for all students and scholars of feminist writing and literary criticism.
  • Cambridge University Press; August 2007
  • ISBN 9780511339608
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  • Title: A History of Feminist Literary Criticism
  • Author: Gill Plain (ed.); Susan Sellers (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0511339607
  • 9780521852555
  • 9780511339608

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'Written with a consistently lucid and engaging tone, it accomplishes a dual goal in providing a compelling introduction for students of the discipline and putting forward a range of fresh intellectual insights.' Christine Lees, The Times Literary Supplement

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0511339607
  • 9780521852555
  • 9780511339608