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Popular Feminist Fiction as American Allegory

Popular Feminist Fiction as American Allegory by Jane Elliott
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Offering a strikingly original treatment of feminist literature, Popular Feminist Fiction as American Allegory argues that feminist novels served as a means of narrating and negotiating the perceived decline of American progress after the 1960s. Elliott analyzes popular tropes ranging from the white middle class housewife trapped in endless domestic labor to the woman of color haunted by a traumatic past - exploring the way in which feminist narratives represented women as unable to access positive futures. In a powerful new reading of temporality in contemporary fiction, Elliott posits that feminism's image of women trapped in time operated as a potent allegory for the apparent breakdown of futurity in postmodernity.

Palgrave Macmillan; June 2008
236 pages; ISBN 9780230612808
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Title: Popular Feminist Fiction as American Allegory
Author: Jane Elliott
 
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0230612806
9780230605428
9780230612808