A History of Feminist Literary Criticism (Hardcover)

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A History of Feminist Literary Criticism (Hardcover)

By Gill Plain (Editor), Susan Sellers (Editor)

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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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780521852555
ISBN-10: 0521852552
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: August 30th, 2007
Pages: 352
Language: English