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Feminist Literary Criticism

Some of the limitations of applying feminist theory to a text are the same limitations that arise from applying any theory to a text. When we apply a theory to a text, we are viewing it through...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2015 7:19 pm UTC

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Feminist Literary Criticism

Feminist literary theory and criticism have been characterized by a number of concerns and emphases, including the following: An interest in discovering or “recovering” the works of women writers,...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2012 2:53 am UTC

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Feminist Literary Criticism

In "A Work of Artifice," the bonsai tree that is the subject of the poem is basically a metaphor for women. The poem laments the way strict gender roles limit women's potential. This focus on the...

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Feminist Literary Criticism

Feminist criticism, essentially, seeks to understand how works of literature, particularly those that have long been recognized as part of a core literary "canon," perpetuate patriarchal ideas and...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2018 12:50 pm UTC

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Feminist Literary Criticism

Just as African Americans and Native Americans have historically been concerned with the manner in which they and their roles in society have been portrayed by authors and film directors...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2014 3:54 pm UTC

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Feminist Literary Criticism

Feminism is a movement that argues for women's rights and full gender equality across all aspects of culture, politics, economics, and even daily life. It began to gain traction in the nineteenth...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2016 4:11 pm UTC

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Feminist Literary Criticism

Gynocriticism is a branch of feminist literary theory. The particular term was created by Elaine Showalter in an essay titled "Toward a Feminist Poetics" published in The New Feminist Criticism:...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2012 1:32 pm UTC

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Feminist Literary Criticism

Recognized as a true literary criticism in the 1960's, Feminist Literary Criticism examines how a text either perpetuates the patriarchal cannon or pulls away from it. Feminist Literary critics do...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2013 12:38 am UTC

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Feminist Literary Criticism

To conduct a feminist critique of a play, you will want to take a look at the roles and relationships of women in the piece. You may also wish to consider how the "world" is constructed to either...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2016 7:40 pm UTC

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Feminist Literary Criticism

Traditional, or liberal, feminism is concerned exclusively with issues pertaining to gender. Perhaps the earliest women’s movements were ones concerned with women’s suffrage (i.e. right to vote)...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2012 10:39 pm UTC

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Feminist Literary Criticism

Laura Mulvey’s thought-provoking essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” connects to feminist studies since it highlights how general ideas and notions about gender are reflected in movies. As...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2020 3:23 pm UTC

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Feminist Literary Criticism

Somewhat confusing, feminist literary criticism started in the 1960s as an application of feminist social concerns to literary study. Gender criticism, which includes male studies and queer studies...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2012 4:01 am UTC

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Feminist Literary Criticism

Many early works of literature and literary criticism address the social roles of women, beginning as early as the Renaissance with Christine de Pizan's 1405 The Book of the City of Ladies or Le...

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Feminist Literary Criticism

Let's begin by defining these two literary theories and discussing their primary features. Feminist literary criticism explores how literature is or is not dominated by patriarchal (male-focused)...

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Feminist Literary Criticism

In her essay titled “The Mother Africa Trope,” Florence Stratton makes a number of particular arguments, including the following: Many male African writers present Africa itself in their writings...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2012 7:45 am UTC

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Feminist Literary Criticism

James Cameron’s film Titanic is often interpreted as a tale of masculine heroism and female passivity, but many analysts have noted that Rose’s survival and her role in telling the story locate her...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2020 6:42 am UTC

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Feminist Literary Criticism

Below I will copy a section of the enotes Study Guide on Feminist Literary Criticism, and completely tear it up (drastically edit it) to give you a list of names and works. I strongly suggest you...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2010 3:55 pm UTC

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Feminist Literary Criticism

This is an intelligent question. Insights from one theoretical perspective can be used in another area with great profit. For example, post-colonial theory can be used to study gender, theology,...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2015 2:50 pm UTC

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Feminist Literary Criticism

I think that this is going to be difficult to answer unless a specific text is identified. In order to craft a meaningful thesis which addresses a Feminist Perspective on motherhood, one has to be...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2010 6:03 am UTC

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Feminist Literary Criticism

In order to do a presentation on gender relationships in turn-of-the century novels, you need two things, a theoretical framework and a set of exemplary texts. For a theoretical framework, you...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2012 10:33 pm UTC

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Feminist Literary Criticism

Speaking in the broadest possible of senses, the idea in play here is that the narratives used to constitute historiography have to include an understanding of women's roles and functions as a part...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2012 8:02 am UTC

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