..". an important and valuable collection... the essays are at the cutting edge of post modernism." -- Maggie Humm, Women's Studies International Forum
"This well-written, carefully edited anthology provides an excellent overview of the thicket of contemporary feminist literary theory... No library should be without it." -- Kathryn Allen Rabuzzi, Syracuse University, Religious Studies Review
"In all, this is a rich and varied collection." -- Journal of Modern Literature
Explores the aesthetic and political issues inherent in feminist critical theory and practice. Contributors include Shari Benstock, Elaine Showalter, Nina Baym, Paula A. Treichler, Jane Marcus, Josephine Donovan, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Judith Newton, Lillian S. Robinson, Nina Auerbach, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Hortense J. Spillers, and Susan Stanford Friedman.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Introduction Catharine R. Simpson Beyond the Reaches of Feminist Criticism: A Letter from Paris Shari Benstock WomenOs Time, WomenOs Space: Writing the History of Feminist Criticism Elaine Showalter The Madwoman and Her Languages: Why I DonOt Do Feminist Literary Theory Nina Baym Escaping the Sentence: Diagnosis and Discourse in The Yellow Wallpaper Paula A. Treichler Still Practice, A/Wrested Alphabet: Toward a Feminist Aesthetic Jane Marcus Toward a WomenOs Poetics Josephine Donovan Gender, Values, and LessingOs Cats Judith Kegan Gardiner Making-and Remaking-History: Another Look at OPatriarchyO Judith Newton Feminist Criticism: How Do We Know When WeOve Won? Lillian S. Robinson Engorging the Patriarchy Nina Auerbach To Write My Self: The Autobiographies of Afro-American Women Elizabeth Fox-Genovese A Hateful Passion, A Lost Love Hortense J. Spillers Modernism of the Scattered Remnant: Race and Politics in H.D.Os Development Susan Stanford Friedman CONTRIBUTORS INDEX