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Literature and Feminism : An Introduction - Pam Morris

Literature and Feminism

An Introduction


Published: 8th September 1993
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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.

"A genuinely introductory account of feminist literary criticismand theory which will be of help to all students starting out onliterary study." Jennifer Birkett, University of Birmingham

"This book is suitable for first year students ... It presumesno prior knowledge, yet covers a wide range of material withadmirable clarity and directness." Mary Eagleton, the UniversityCollege of Ripon & York St John

"The pedagogical value of this book is enhanced by this style ofpresentation and the inclusion of lists of further reading and aglossary of terms ... Morris's book provides an informativeintroduction to feminist literary debates." Visions

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.






ISBN: 9780631184218
ISBN-10: 063118421X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 8th September 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1