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Feminist Literary Studies An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0521398525

ISBN-13: 9780521398527

Edition: 1990

Authors: K. K. Ruthven

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The rise of feminism is undeniably one of the major events in the development of literary criticism this century. Feminist approaches have pushed forward both the theory of literary criticism and the understanding of individual works of literature. K. K. Ruthven's lucid introduction to the subject offers a broad survey, looking at the impact of Marxism, structuralism, and post-structuralism on feminist critical practice; the argument that literary language has been shaped by masculine bias; and feminist claims for distinctive styles and traditions of women's writing. As a lively contribution written by a man to a highly controversial topic dominated by women, K. K. Ruthven's study is…    
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/13/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 164
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.39" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

The gendering of critical discourse
Constructing feminist theories of criticism
Dismantling androcentric assumptions
Gynocritics; Notes
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