Summary Book Review Radical Feminism and Women's Writing by Chandra Nisha Singh:
Download or read book Radical Feminism and Women's Writing written by Chandra Nisha Singh and published by Atlantic Publishers & Dist. This book was released on 2007 with total page 478 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Book Places A Body Of Women S Fiction Against The Ideological Territory Of Radical Feminism With A Firm Belief In Its Social, Political And Intellectual Essentiality. The Absence Of This Specific Discourse In Women S Texts Stirs An Urge For A Different Kind Of Gender Sensitivity Than Their Limited And Undefined Approach Provides. The Book Takes Into Its View A Huge Compendium Of Women S Fiction In Hindi And In Indian English, Most Of Which Has Been Victim Of Hegemonic Biases And Overall Marginalization.
Summary Book Review Feminism and Women's Writing by Catherine Riley:
Download or read book Feminism and Women's Writing written by Catherine Riley and published by EUP. This book was released on 2018-03-14 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Outlines the key debates in feminism and women's fiction in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries This book introduces you clearly and succinctly to the ways in which feminist ideas have transformed the form and content of British women's fiction and non-fiction writing. The Introduction sets out the critical background and the main feminist critical approaches to literature. This is followed by 5 chapters which outline feminist engagements with the canon, gender, the body, sexual difference and ethnicity to demonstrate the ways in which feminist ideas have affected the contentof women's literature. The next 5 chapters examine types of fiction writing: romance, crime, science fiction, life-writing and historical fiction, to show the effect of feminist ideas on the formof women's literature. The text also provides a wide range of illuminating case studies which include: Virago Modern Classics, The Women Prize for Fiction, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland, Angela Carter's The Passion of New Eve, Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman, Lucy Ellmann's Sweet Desserts, Barbie dolls, French feminism and sexuality, trans identities, feminist publishing and ethnicity, black and minority ethnic women's writing, Zadie Smith's novels, Toni Morrison's Beloved, Eimear McBride's A Girl is a Half Formed Thing, Val McDermid and lesbian crime writing, Ruth Rendell and the invention of the 'whydunit', Margaret Atwood's Maddaddamsci fi trilogy, Jeanette Winterson's Oranges Are Not The Only Fruitand The Passion, Pat Barker's Regenerationtrilogy and Hilary Mantel's Wolf Halland Bring Up The Bodies. Each chapter ends with a list of primary texts and recommended further reading. Key Features Provides a clear overview of changing feminist debates and terms from the first to the fourth wave Each chapter ends with a list of primary texts and recommended further reading Assesses the ways in which literary, political and mainstream cultures, as well as the book industry, have impacted on the work and ideas of female writers
Summary Book Review Women's Writing, 1660-1830 by Jennie Batchelor:
Download or read book Women's Writing, 1660-1830 written by Jennie Batchelor and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-12-19 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is about mapping the future of eighteenth-century women’s writing and feminist literary history, in an academic culture that is not shy of declaring their obsolescence. It asks: what can or should unite us as scholars devoted to the recovery and study of women’s literary history in an era of big data, on the one hand, and ever more narrowly defined specialization, on the other? Leading scholars from the UK and US answer this question in thought-provoking, cross-disciplinary and often polemical essays. Contributors attend to the achievements of eighteenth-century women writers and the scholars who have devoted their lives to them, and map new directions for the advancement of research in the area. They collectively argue that eighteenth-century women’s literary history has a future, and that feminism was, and always should be, at its heart. Featuring a Preface by Isobel Grundy, and a Postscript by Cora Kaplan.
Summary Book Review Feminism and Women's Writing by Catherine Riley:
Download or read book Feminism and Women's Writing written by Catherine Riley and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-02-09 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the transformative reign of the Catholic King James VII and the revolution that brought about his fall.
Summary Book Review To Write Like a Woman by Joanna Russ:
Download or read book To Write Like a Woman written by Joanna Russ and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "To Write Like a Woman is a rare example of a feminist tackling science fictuion using postmodern theory, which makes for a much more sophisticated and nuanced appraisal than the usual fare." --Passion "Russ' essays are witty and insightful. An excellent book for any writer or reader." --Feminist Bookstore News "In her new book of essays... Russ continues to debunk and demand, edify and entertain.... Appreciative of surface aesthetics, she continually delves deeper than most critics, yet in terms so simple and accessible that her essays read like lively, angry, humorous dialogues conducted face-to-face with the author. Russ is the antithesis of the distant critic in her ivory tower." --Paul Di Filippo, The Washington Post Book World "... 20 years of the author's feisty reports from the front lines of literature." --The San Francisco Review of Books "This is a book of imaginative and provoking essays, but you should read it for the sheer fun of it." --The Women's Review of Books "Collects more than two decades of criticism by Joanna Russ, one of the most perceptive, forthright and eloquent feminist commentators around." --Feminist Bookstore News "... a super book....This is a book that, for once, really will appeal to readers of all kinds." --Utopian Studies "If you enjoy science fiction, this is definitely a book that you'll want to talk about. I found myself sneaking a few pages at times when I really didn't have time to read." --Jan Catano, Atlantis Classic essays on science fiction and feminism by Nebula and Hugo award-winning Joanna Russ. Here she ranges from a consideration of the aesthetic of science fiction to a reading of the lesbian identity of Willa Cather. To Write Like a Woman includes essays on horror stories and the supernatural, feminist utopias, popular literature for women (the "modern gothic"), and the feminist education of graduate students in English.
Summary Book Review Women Writing and Writing about Women by Mary Jacobus:
Download or read book Women Writing and Writing about Women written by Mary Jacobus and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: United by a common focus on writing by and about women, this collection of contemporary essays, spanning the novel, poetry, drama, film and criticism, emphasises some of the problems of theory and practice posed by writing as a woman and by women's representation in literature. The subjects of individual essays range from the nineteenth and twentieth century novel to avant-garde film, and from Victorian women poets to Russian women poets of today. Drawing on structuralism, psychoanalysis, semiotics, socio-linguistics and Marxist analyses of literature, the diverse essays suggest the variety and vigour of contemporary feminist literary criticism, as well as representing the debates animating it. Successfully bridging the gap between literary criticism and literary production, the scope of this collection will be of considerable interest to those concerned with developments in literary criticism as well as to those in the field of women's studies.
Summary Book Review Still Mad by Sandra M Gilbert:
Download or read book Still Mad written by Sandra M Gilbert and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2021-08-17 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A brilliant, sweeping history of the contemporary women’s movement told through the lives and works of the literary women who shaped it. Forty years after their first groundbreaking work of feminist literary theory, The Madwoman in the Attic, award-winning collaborators Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar map the literary history of feminism’s second wave. From its stirrings in the midcentury—when Sylvia Plath, Betty Friedan, and Joan Didion found their voices and Diane di Prima, Lorraine Hansberry, and Audre Lorde discovered community in rebellion—to a resurgence in the new millennium in the writings of Alison Bechdel, Claudia Rankine, and N. K. Jemisin, Gilbert and Gubar trace the evolution of feminist literature. They offer lucid, compassionate, and piercing readings of major works by these writers and others, including Adrienne Rich, Ursula K. Le Guin, Maxine Hong Kingston, Susan Sontag, Gloria Anzaldúa, and Toni Morrison. Activists and theorists like Nina Simone, Gloria Steinem, Andrea Dworkin, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and Judith Butler also populate these pages as Gilbert and Gubar examine the overlapping terrain of literature and politics in a comprehensive portrait of an expanding movement. As Gilbert and Gubar chart feminist gains—including creative new forms of protests and changing attitudes toward gender and sexuality—they show how the legacies of second wave feminists, and the misogynistic culture they fought, extend to the present. In doing so, they celebrate the diversity and urgency of women who have turned passionate rage into powerful writing.
Summary Book Review The Semi-transparent Envelope by Sue Roe:
Download or read book The Semi-transparent Envelope written by Sue Roe and published by Marion Boyars. This book was released on 1994 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Three acclaimed literary critics ask: Do women construct and write fiction differently from men? They explore theoretical aspects of the feminist agenda as well as analyze their own creative procedures. Sue Roe, Susan Sellers, Nicole Ward Jouve.
Summary Book Review German Women's Writing in the Twenty-first Century by Hester Baer:
Download or read book German Women's Writing in the Twenty-first Century written by Hester Baer and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2015 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays in this volume rethink conventional ways of conceptualizing female authorship and re-examine the formal, aesthetic, and thematic terms in which German women's literature has been conceived.
Summary Book Review Feminism and Poetry by Jan Montefiore:
Download or read book Feminism and Poetry written by Jan Montefiore and published by Pandora Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Womens poetry has too often been undervalued, misread, or simply ignored; but in this updated edition, Montefiore convincingly reappraises the range, scope, and variety of womens poetry, past and present. With a readable and lucid explanation and application of current critical theory, this book helps readers to appreciate writers ranging from Christina Rossetti, Eavan Boland, and Grace Nichols to Adrienne Rich, Irena Klepfisz, and Liz Lochhead. "
Summary Book Review How to Suppress Women's Writing by Joanna Russ:
Download or read book How to Suppress Women's Writing written by Joanna Russ and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2018-04-17 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Are women able to achieve anything they set their minds to? In How to Suppress Women’s Writing, award-winning novelist and scholar Joanna Russ lays bare the subtle—and not so subtle—strategies that society uses to ignore, condemn, or belittle women who produce literature. As relevant today as when it was first published in 1983, this book has motivated generations of readers with its powerful feminist critique. “What is it going to take to break apart these rigidities? Russ’s book is a formidable attempt. It is angry without being self-righteous, it is thorough without being exhausting, and it is serious without being devoid of a sense of humor. But it was published over thirty years ago, in 1983, and there’s not an enormous difference between the world she describes and the world we inhabit.” —Jessa Crispin, from the foreword “A book of the most profound and original clarity. Like all clear-sighted people who look and see what has been much mystified and much lied about, Russ is quite excitingly subversive. The study of literature should never be the same again.” —Marge Piercy “Joanna Russ is a brilliant writer, a writer of real moral passion and high wit.” —Adrienne Rich
Summary Book Review Feminist Literary Theory by Mary Eagleton:
Download or read book Feminist Literary Theory written by Mary Eagleton and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2010-12-20 with total page 514 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now in its third edition, Feminist Literary Theory remains the most comprehensive, single volume introduction to a vital and diverse field Fully revised and updated to reflect changes in the field over the last decade Includes extracts from all the major critics, critical approaches and theoretical positions in contemporary feminist literary studies Features a new section, Writing 'Glocal', which covers feminism's dialogue with postcolonial, global and spatial studies Revised chapter introductions provide readers with helpful contextual information while extensive notes offer recommendations for further reading
Summary Book Review From Margins to Mainstream by Carol Lazzaro-Weis:
Download or read book From Margins to Mainstream written by Carol Lazzaro-Weis and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2011-09-16 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Carol Lazzaro-Weiss studies the fiction of twenty-five contemporary Italian women writers. Arguing for a notion of gender and genre, she runs counter to many Anglo-American and French feminist theorists who contend that traditional genres cannot readily serve as vehicles for feminist expression.
Summary Book Review Beyond Feminist Aesthetics by Rita Felski:
Download or read book Beyond Feminist Aesthetics written by Rita Felski and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 1989 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Summary Book Review Liberating Literature by Maria Lauret:
Download or read book Liberating Literature written by Maria Lauret and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A bold and revealing book which looks with fresh vision at feminist political writing. Maria Lauret developes a new definition of the genre and illuminates the profound influence and importance of African-American women's writing.Liberating Literature is, primarily, a bold and revealing book about feminist writers, readers, and texts. But is is also much more than that. Within this volume Maria Lauret manages to look with fresh vision at the American Civil Rights movement of the 1960s; socialist women's writing of the 1930s; the emergence of the New Left; and the second wave women's movement and its cultural practices.Lauret's historicisation of feminist political writing, in particular, allows for a new definition of the genre, and enables her to illuminate the profound influence and importance of African-American women's writing. Well grounded historically and theoretically, Liberating Literature speaks about and to a political and cultural tradition, and offers stunning new readings of both familiar and neglected novels within the feminist canon.This will be a book readers and students of feminist fiction cannot afford to be without.
Summary Book Review Feminist Issues in Literary Scholarship by Shari Benstock:
Download or read book Feminist Issues in Literary Scholarship written by Shari Benstock and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1987 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ..". 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.
Summary Book Review Feminism and American Literary History by Nina Baym:
Download or read book Feminism and American Literary History written by Nina Baym and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 1992 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than a decade Nina Baym has pioneered in the reexamination of American literature. She has led the way in questioning assumptions about American literary history, in critiquing the standard canon of works we read and teach, and in rediscovering lost texts by American women writers. Feminism and American Literary History collects fourteen of her most important essays published since 1980, which, combining feminist perspectives with original archival research, significantly revise standard American literary history. In Part I, "Rewriting Old American Literary History," the focus is on male writers. Essays range from close readings of individual works to ambitious critiques of the main paradigms by which scholars have conventionally linked disparate texts and authors in a narrative of nationalist literary history: the self-in-the-wilderness myth, the romance-novel distinction, the myth of New England origins. Part II, "Writing New American Literary History," studies examples of women's writing from the Revolution through the Civil War. Stressing much overtly public and political writing that has been overlooked even by feminist scholars, noting public and political themes in supposedly domestic works, the essays substantially modify and historicize the paradigm by which premodern American women's writing is currently understood. The contentious and influential essays in Part III, "Two Feminist Polemics," address feminist literary theory and pedagogy, advocating a pluralist practice as the basis for scholarship, criticism, and humane feminism. No one interested in American literature or in women's writing can afford to ignore Baym's revisionist work. Humorous and gracefully written, this book is enjoyable and indispensable.