Explorations In Contemporary Feminist Literature

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Explorations In Contemporary Feminist Literature

Author : Mary Pernal
ISBN : UOM:39015055602612
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Explorations in Contemporary Feminist Literature: The Battle Against Oppression for Writers of Color, Lesbian and Transgender Communities is a work that bridges issues of oppression across diverse communities within the contemporary feminist movement. Fictional writings by authors such as Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Rose Tremain, and others are addressed in regard to their content of social messages. The major focus of this book is the need for personal-redefinition by members of marginalized communities seeking a ground of self-determination and respect, as expressed by various authors. The connections between authors' perspectives are rasied and a critical gaze is directed at the claim that personal choice equates with freedom.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Women Knowledge And Reality

Author : Pearsall
ISBN : 0415917972
Genre : Social Science
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This second edition of Women, Knowledge, and Reality continues to exhibit the ways in which feminist philosophers enrich and challenge philosophy. Essays by twenty-five feminist philosophers, seventeen of them new to the second edition, address fundamental issues in philosophical and feminist methods, metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophies of science, language, religion and mind/body. This second edition expands the perspectives of women of color, of postmodernism and French feminism, and focuses on the most recent controversies in feminist theory and philosophy. The chapters are organized by traditional fields of philosophy, and include introductions which contrast the ideas of feminist thinkers with traditional philosophers. The collected essays illustrate both the depth and breadth of feminist critiques and the range of contemporary feminist theoretical perspectives.
Category: Social Science

Imagination And Art Explorations In Contemporary Theory

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ISBN : 9789004436350
Genre : Philosophy
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This transdisciplinary project represents the most comprehensive study of imagination to date. The eclectic group of international scholars who comprise Imagination and Art propose bold and innovative theoretical frameworks for (re-) conceptualizing imagination in all of its divergent forms.
Category: Philosophy

Third Wave Feminism

Author : Stacy Gillis
ISBN : UVA:X030261124
Genre : Philosophy
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Essays on the current period in feminism known by many as the "third wave". Three sections--genealogies and generations, locales and locations, politics and popular culture--interrogate the wave metaphor and, through questioning the generational account of feminism, indicate possible future trajectories for the feminist movement
Category: Philosophy

The Victorian Woman Question In Contemporary Feminist Fiction

Author : J. King
ISBN : 9780230503571
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Victorian Woman Question in Contemporary Feminist Fiction explores the representation of Victorian womanhood in the work of some of today's most important British and North American novelists including A.S. Byatt, Sarah Waters, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter and Toni Morrison. By analysing these novels in the context of the scientific, religious and literary discourses that shaped Victorian ideas about gender, it contributes to an important inter-disciplinary debate. For while showing the power of these discourses to shape women's roles, the novels also suggest how individual women might challenge that power through their own lives.
Category: Literary Criticism

Women Versed In Myth

Author : Colleen S. Harris
ISBN : 9781476626086
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Throughout history, men have prayed to gods and poets have interpreted ancient myths for new audiences. But what about women? With sections on teaching and modern writing, this collection of new essays examines how modern female poets--including H.D., Louise Gluck, Ruth Fainlight, Rita Dove, Sylvia Plath and others--have subverted classical expectations in interpreting such legends as Persephone, Helen and Eurydice. Other mythological figures are also explored and rewritten, including Buddhism's Kwan Yin, Celtic Macha, the Aztecs' Coatlicue, Pele of Hawaii, India's Sita, Sumer's Inanna, Yemonja of the Yoruba and many more.
Category: Social Science

Gloria Naylor S Fiction

Author : Sharon A. Lewis
ISBN : 9781527504202
Genre : Social Science
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This edited volume offers innovative ways of analyzing economics in Gloria Naylor’s fiction, using interpretive strategies which are applicable to the entire tradition of African American literature. The writers gathered here embody years of insightful and vigorous Naylor scholarship. Underpinning each of the essays is a celebratory validation that Naylor is one of the most provocative novelists of our time.
Category: Social Science

Cyberpunk Women Feminism And Science Fiction

Author : Carlen Lavigne
ISBN : 9780786466535
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This analysis of cyberpunk science fiction written between 1981 and 2003 positions women's cyberpunk in the larger cultural discussion of feminist issues. It traces the origins of the genre, reviews the critical reactions and outlines the ways in which women's cyberpunk advances points of view that are specifically feminist. Novels are examined within their cultural contexts; their content is compared to broader controversies within contemporary feminism, and their themes are revealed as reflections of feminist discourse around the turn of the 21st century. Chapters cover topics such as globalization, virtual reality, cyborg culture, environmentalism, religion, motherhood and queer rights. Interviews with feminist cyberpunk authors are provided, revealing both their motivations for writing and their experiences with fans. The study treats feminist cyberpunk as a unique vehicle for examining contemporary women's issues and analyzes feminist science fiction as a complex source of political ideas.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Readers Guide To Contemporary Feminist Literary Criticism

Author : Maggie Humm
ISBN : 9781317341741
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This introduction to feminist literary criticism in its international contexts discusses a broad range of complex critical writings and then identifies and explains the main developments and debates within each approach. Each chapter has an easy-to-use format, comprising an introductory overview, an explanation of key themes and techniques, a detailed account of the work of specific critics, and a summary which includes critiques of the approach. Each chapter is accompanied by a guide to the primary texts and further reading.
Category: Literary Criticism

Women S Spirituality In The Twentieth Century

Author : Heather Ingman
ISBN : UOM:39015058733141
Genre : Religion
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The author employs the insights of feminist theologies to illuminate her reading of 20th-century women's fiction. Among her topics are convent schools, women's struggles with institutional religion, the female mystic, goddess feminism, ecofeminism, and womanism in Alice Walker.
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Feminist Ecocriticism

Author : Douglas A. Vakoch
ISBN : 9780739176825
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Feminist Ecocriticism examines the interplay of women and nature as seen through literary theory and criticism, drawing on insights from such diverse fields as chaos theory and psychoanalysis, while examining genres ranging from nineteenth-century sentimental literature to contemporary science fiction. The book explores the central claim of ecofeminism that there is a connection between environmental degradation and the subordination of women with the goal of identifying and fostering liberatory alternatives. Feminist Ecocriticism analyzes the work of such diverse women writers as Rachel Carson, Barbara Kingsolver, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Mary Shelley. By including chapters from a comparable number of women and men, this book dispels the notion that ecofeminism is relevant to and used by only female scholars. After uncovering the oppressive dichotomies of male/female and nature/culture that underlie contemporary environmental problems, Feminist Ecocriticism focuses specifically on emancipatory strategies employed by ecofeminist literary critics as antidotes, asking what our lives might be like as those strategies become increasingly successful in overcoming oppression. Thus, ecofeminism is not limited to the critique of literature, but also helps identify and articulate liberatory ideals that can be actualized in the real world, in the process transforming everyday life. Providing an alternative to rugged individualism, for example, ecofeminist literature promotes a more fulfilling sense of interrelationship with both community and the land. In the process of exploring literature from ecofeminist perspectives, the book reveals strategies of emancipation that have already begun to give rise to more hopeful ecological narratives. Feminist Ecocriticism provides a novel integration of two important strands of contemporary literary criticism that have often failed to make contact: feminist criticism and ecocriticism. The openness of both feminist criticism and ecocriticism to multiple, even incompatible perspectives, without the insistence on unitary definitions of their fields, has given rise to a new hybrid discipline: feminist ecocriticism."
Category: Literary Criticism

Reader S Guide To Literature In English

Author : Mark Hawkins-Dady
ISBN : 9781135314170
Genre : Reference
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Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.
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Beyond Feminist Aesthetics

Author : Rita Felski
ISBN : 0674068955
Genre : Social Science
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Felski presents a critical account of current American and European feminist literary theory, and analyzes contemporary fiction by women to show that no theorist can identify a specifically "female" or "feminine" kind of writing without reference to what gender means at a given historical moment. She argues that the idea of a feminist aesthetic is a non-issue needlessly pursued by feminists. She calls for a consideration of the social and cultural context in which these texts were produced and received, and demonstrates her method of an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of literature which can integrate literary and social theory. ISBN 0-674-06894-7: $25.00; ISBN 0-674-06895-5 (pbk.): $9.95.
Category: Social Science

Explorations In Feminist Ethics

Author : Explorations in Feminist Ethics: Theory and Practice (1988 : Duluth, Minn.)
ISBN : 0253313848
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Gendering Italian Fiction

Author : Maria Ornella Marotti
ISBN : 083863771X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume is an exploration of the innovative ways in which three generations of women writers in modern Italy have dealt with history - both as narration of events and the events themselves. The essays challenge traditional historiography and foster a rereading of history based on the tenets of feminist historicism. They also claim a central role for fiction in the construction of women's history and in a rereading of Italian history.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Female Homer

Author : Jeremy M. Downes
ISBN : UOM:39076002856966
Genre : Literary Criticism
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charts - for the first time - the otherwise invisible tradition of women's epic." "The Female Homer provides a powerful research tool through its checklist of women's epic poems, and a vital starting point for investigations and new conversations in the field. For scholars in Comparative Literature and English Studies who are already at work on questions of women's epic, the recovery of women's texts, and the place of women's writings within traditionally masculine canons of literature, The Female Homer sketches and consolidates the field. Beyond these specialists, scholars in all fields of literary study, once they clear their initial shock at the existence of women's epic, will be engaged by the kinds of texts these women poets have produced. Beyond an academic audience, the wider reading public will find in this accessibly written volume a welcome introduction to an unknown range of texts and authors. This approach also makes it a suitable textbook for courses in epic, in --
Category: Literary Criticism

Contemporary Literary And Cultural Theory

Author : Michael Groden
ISBN : 9781421407050
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory: The Johns Hopkins Guide is a clear, accessible, and detailed overview of the most important thinkers and topics in the field. Written by specialists from across disciplines, its entries cover contemporary theory from Adorno to Žižek, providing an informative and reliable introduction to a vast, challenging area of inquiry. Materials include newly commissioned articles along with essays drawn from The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, known as the definitive resource for students and scholars of literary theory and for philosophical reflection on literature and culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

Sex Sin And Our Selves

Author : Anna Fisk
ISBN : 9781630872960
Genre : Religion
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Sex, Sin, and Our Selves brings together readings in feminist theological thought and the literature of the acclaimed contemporary writers Michèle Roberts and Sara Maitland. Through placing theology in conversation with Roberts's and Maitland's literary engagement with issues of religion and gender, this book explores themes of selfhood, connection, sex, sin, and self-sacrifice. In doing so, it challenges a tendency of feminist theology to seek simple and idealized answers, rather than honor complexity and the need to continue to ask questions. In the encounters in feminist theology and contemporary women's writing, Anna Fisk employs autobiographical narrative, critically understood as reading these stories beside my own.
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Rewriting The Journey In Contemporary Italian Literature

Author : Cinzia Sartini Blum
ISBN : 9781442692602
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The mobility of women is a central issue in feminist analysis of literary works and historical periods. Rewriting the Journey in Contemporary Italian Literature explores the concept of the journey from feminist, psychoanalytic, and postcolonial perspectives, in order to offer an alternative understanding of "moving." Cinzia Sartini Blum examines the new literature of migration in Italian and journeys in the works of Biancamaria Frabotta, Dacia Maraini, Toni Maraini, and Maria Pace Ottieri, to demonstrate that women writers and migrant authors in contemporary Italy present journeys as events that are beyond heroic modern exploration and postmodern fragmentation. Using the mythical figure of Gradiva, Blum shows how contemporary Italian women writers have reinvented Gradiva to reveal subjectivities that challenge and overcome the postmodern melancholia and nihilism prevalent in contemporary male writers and thinkers. She also considers the connection between metaphorical and literal mobility, the role of the intellectual as cultural intermediary, the roles of women in cultural encounters within mass migrations, and how migrancy is a way of being in the postcolonial world. An impeccable piece of original scholarship, Rewriting the Journey in Contemporary Italian Literature will be of interest to feminist, literary, and postcolonial scholars.
Category: Literary Criticism

American Sea Literature Seascapes Beach Narratives And Underwater Explorations

Author : S. Yamashiro
ISBN : 9781137463302
Genre : History
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Implementing a never-before-seen approach to sea literature, American Sea Literature: Seascapes, Beach Narratives, and Underwater Explorations explores the role of American maritime activities and their cultural representations in literature. Differentiating between the 'terrestrial' and 'oceanic' as concepts, Shin Yamashiro divides sea literature into three categories: literature on the sea, by the sea, and beneath the sea. Discussing both canonical works and new books on scuba diving, deep-sea explorations, and surfing, this fascinating study recognizes sea literature's unique influence on American history.
Category: History