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Title Literature and the development of feminist theory / edited by Robin Truth Goodman, Florida State University.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.


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Description xiii, 286 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-267) and index.
Contents Introduction -- "Original Spirit": literary translations and translational literature in the works of Mary Wollstonecraft / Laura Kirkley -- Jane Eyre, incidents in the life of a slave girl, and the varieties of nineteenth-century feminism / Margaret Homans -- Progressive portraits: literature in feminisms of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Olive Schreiner / Judith A. Allen -- Feminist poetics: first-wave feminism, theory, and modernist women poets / Linda A. Kinnahan -- Woolf and women's work: literary invention in an obscure hat factory / Robin Truth Goodman -- Walking in a man's world: myth, literature, and the interpretation of Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex / Ashley King Scheu -- Decapitation impossible: the hundred heads of Julia Kristeva / Maria Margaroni -- Shattering the gender walls: Monique Wittig's contribution to literature / Dominique Bourque -- Hélène Cixous: writing for her life / Peggy Kamuf -- Subversive creatures from behind the Iron Curtain: Irmtraud Morgner's The life and adventures of Trobadora Beatrice as chronicled by her minstrel Laura / Sonja E. Klocke -- Christa Wolf: literature as an aesthetics of resistance / Anna K. Kuhn -- Naked came the female extraterrestrial stranger: applying Linda M. Scott's Fresh Lipstick to Sue Lange's The Textile Planet / Marleen S. Barr -- Captive maternal love: Octavia Butler and sci-fi family values / Joy James -- More than theatre: Cherríe Moraga's The Hungry Woman and the feminist phenomenology of excess / Lakey -- Nawal El Saadawi: writer and revolutionary / Miriam Cooke -- "The woman who said "no": colonialism, Islam, and feminist resistance in the works of Assia Djebar / Jane Hiddleston.
Summary Literature and the Development of Feminist Theory offers an insightful look at the development of feminist theory through a literary lens. Starting from the European Enlightenment, this book traces the literary careers of feminism's major thinkers in order to elucidate the connection of feminist theoretical production to literary work. In addition to considering such well-known authors as Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Simone de Beauvoir and Hélène Cixous, this book reflects on the influence of postcolonialism, liberalism, and specific genres such as science fiction and modernist poetry. Written by leading scholars and focusing on the literary trajectories of feminism's noted contributors, Literature and the Development of Feminist Theory ultimately provides a new perspective on feminism's theoretical context, bringing into view the effects of literary form on feminist thought. -- from back cover.
Subject Feminism and literature.
Feminist literature -- History and criticism.
Feminism in literature.
Feminism and literature. (OCoLC)fst00922735
Feminism in literature. (OCoLC)fst00922752
Feminist literature. (OCoLC)fst00922784
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Goodman, Robin Truth, 1966- editor.
ISBN 9781107126084 (hardback)
1107126088 (hardback)
Standard No. 9781107126084

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