It is now almost inconceivable that students of literature can pass through universities without encountering the feminist revolution in literary theory and criticism. LITERARY FEMINISMS provides a map for charting the difficult waters that feminist theories have created in literary studies. Ruth Robbins shows the reasons for. Literary Feminisms has 20 ratings and 1 review. Annabel said: Loads of detail and thought-provoking ideas in this easy-to-read but undoubtedly academic b.
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Literary Feminisms by Ruth Robbins
Feminism and literature — United States. Women and literature — Great Britain. Women and literature — United States. Feminist fiction — History and criticism — Theory, etc. English literature — History and criticism — Theory, etc. Summary “Literary Feminisms provides a map for charting the difficult waters that feminist theories have created in literary studies. Ruth Robbins shows the reasons for the development of feminist literary critiques, explains the difficulties and exposes some of feminism’s blindspots.
A wide range of theorists is discussed from Wollstonecraft to Kristeva, showing the ways in which materialist, psychoanalytic and literary accounts of feminist thinking creatively intersect. Through a series of exemplary readings of texts such as Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and Gilman’s The Yellow Wall-paper she also points out rrobbins the student reader liteerary begin to make her or his own feminist criticism, and can learn to engage with both the politics and poetics of the literature.
Robbins gives a brief and very useful overview of the history of recent feminist thought Particularly useful are the feminist readings she offers: I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to my own students Robbins writes with confidence and clarity. She explains critical concepts lucidly: Even a student sceptical about feminist theory would gain greatly from this work, and those who already robins themselves familiar with the field will be led to see familiar texts – both theoretical and literary – in fresh ways.
Liberal, Materialist and Socialist Literary Feminisms 2. Images of Women Criticsm 3. The Woman as Writer: Forging Female Traditions Pt. Rewriting the Subject 6. Luce Irigaray and Reflections of and on the Feminine 7. Laughing at the Oppositions Pt. Differences of View and Viewing the Differences: Challenging Female Traditions Pt. Reading the Boys’ Own Stories: The Strange Case of Dr.
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