Feminist literary criticism Summary

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8,613 words, approx. 29 pages
In the following essay, Wiegman uses Susan Gubar's article “What Ails Feminist Criticism?” as a point of departure for discussing some of the challenges facing contemporary femini... Read more
6,174 words, approx. 21 pages
In the following essay, Hogeland identifies three distinct phases of feminist writing from the 1960s to the present, noting that the different generations of feminists suffer more from an evasion of d... Read more
3,181 words, approx. 11 pages
In the following essay, Grosz explores two strands of futurist feminist criticism as expressed through the works of Luce Irigaray and Gilles Deleuze. A revolution in thought and ethics is needed if th... Read more
7,457 words, approx. 25 pages
In the following essay, Kavka discusses the term “post-feminism,” linking the study of feminism with ethical history studies in such works as Toril Moi's Sexual/Textual Politics: ... Read more
9,535 words, approx. 32 pages
In the following essay, Flynn focuses on various obstacles to the growth of a postmodern feminist viewpoint within the areas of composition and rhetoric. [W]e should investigate ways of giving an iden... Read more
14,162 words, approx. 48 pages
In the following essay, Messer-Davidow examines the experiences of women within particular academic fields—utilizing essays from Evelyn Fox Keller, Elaine Showalter, Lillian S. Robinson, and Li... Read more
6,008 words, approx. 21 pages
In the following essay, Jouve discusses Hélène Cixous's theories regarding feminine identity—particularly as expressed in the essay “The Laugh of the Medusa”&... Read more
12,969 words, approx. 44 pages
In the following essay, Delphy presents an overview of “French Feminism,” positing that this term was coined by American feminists who felt the need to displace their own controversial i... Read more
8,545 words, approx. 29 pages
In the following essay, Robbins discusses how Luce Irigaray constructs her concept of feminine identity in such works as Speculum of the Other Woman and This Sex Which Is Not One, noting how Irigaray&... Read more
11,324 words, approx. 38 pages
In the following essay, Watkins explores the critical writings of Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray, and Julia Kristeva—as well as Virginia Woolf's 1928 novel Orlando—and... Read more
14,121 words, approx. 48 pages
In the following essay, Boose traces the evolution of feminist criticism in Shakespeare studies from the mid-1970s to the present, particularly regarding the treatment of marriage, sex, and family. Bo... Read more
9,546 words, approx. 32 pages
In the following essay, Dollimore explains and defends the approach of cultural materialism as a method of Shakespearean criticism, responds to feminist critics of this approach, and critiques feminis... Read more
9,126 words, approx. 31 pages
In the following essay, Erickson surveys the history of feminist criticism of Shakespeare, discussing in particular the shift from pre-feminist studies to feminist criticism. My goal in this essay is ... Read more
10,340 words, approx. 35 pages
In the essay that follows, Adelman studies the portrayal of Cressida in Troilus and Cressida, arguing that the play encourages the fantasy that Cressida somehow becomes “radically unknowable&#x... Read more
7,847 words, approx. 27 pages
In the essay below, Harris analyzes the ways in which Cressida has been reviewed by modern criticism. Harris underscores the way feminist critics have countered each of these views of Cressida, and ad... Read more
2,552 words, approx. 9 pages
The Marxist concept of ideology is used to express the way in which the dominant group in a society controls the norms and values of that society at the level of ideas. As they own and direct the pro... Read more
2,047 words, approx. 7 pages
1. Feminism The historical implication of "Feminism" usually means "movement for recognition of the claims of woman for rights (legal, political, familial, etc.) equal to those possessed by men. It i... Read more
1,186 words, approx. 4 pages
Feminist criticism appeared in Europe and America in the late 1960s. In fact, most scholars were women, so this movement could easily make its way and became influential. It aims at exploring women'... Read more