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A Readers Guide to Contemporary Feminist Literary Criticism

1st Edition

By Maggie Humm


320 pages

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Paperback: 9780745011943
pub: 1994-02-01
Hardback: 9781138173972
pub: 2016-01-21

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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.

Table of 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

About the Author

Maggie Humm is a Professor in the School of Arts and Digital Industries at the University of East London.

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