Feminist Issues in Literary Scholarship

Feminist Issues in Literary Scholarship

Edited by Shari Benstock
Introduction by Catharine R. Stimpson
Distribution: World
Publication date: 6/1/1987
Format: paper 252 pages
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-20414-1
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“ . . . an important and valuable collection . . . the essays are at the cutting edge of post modernism.” —Maggie Humm, Women’s Studies International Forum

“This well-written, carefully edited anthology provides an excellent overview of the thicket of contemporary feminist literary theory . . . No library should be without it.” —Kathryn Allen Rabuzzi, Syracuse University, Religious Studies Review

“In all, this is a rich and varied collection.” —Journal of Modern Literature

Explores the aesthetic and political issues inherent in feminist critical theory and practice. Contributors include Shari Benstock, Elaine Showalter, Nina Baym, Paula A. Treichler, Jane Marcus, Josephine Donovan, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Judith Newton, Lillian S. Robinson, Nina Auerbach, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Hortense J. Spillers, and Susan Stanford Friedman.

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Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Introduction
Catharine R. Simpson

Beyond the Reaches of Feminist Criticism: A Letter from Paris
Shari Benstock

Women’s Time, Women’s Space: Writing the History of Feminist Criticism
Elaine Showalter

The Madwoman and Her Languages: Why I Don’t Do Feminist Literary Theory
Nina Baym

Escaping the Sentence: Diagnosis and Discourse in The Yellow Wallpaper
Paula A. Treichler
Still Practice, A/Wrested Alphabet: Toward a Feminist Aesthetic
Jane Marcus

Toward a Women’s Poetics
Josephine Donovan

Gender, Values, and Lessing’s Cats
Judith Kegan Gardiner

Making-and Remaking-History: Another Look at “Patriarchy”
Judith Newton

Feminist Criticism: How Do We Know When We’ve Won?
Lillian S. Robinson

Engorging the Patriarchy
Nina Auerbach

To Write My Self: The Autobiographies of Afro-American Women
Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

A Hateful Passion, A Lost Love
Hortense J. Spillers

Modernism of the Scattered Remnant: Race and Politics in H.D.’s Development
Susan Stanford Friedman

CONTRIBUTORS
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