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Toril Moi

In her book A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Brontë to Lessing, Elaine Showalter argued that Virginia Woolf's separation of politics and art, which she identified as...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2019 6:05 pm UTC

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Literary critic and theorist Toril Moi presents her main arguments in her theoretical study and critical analysis titled Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory, originally published in...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2019 4:01 am UTC

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Moi's title is taken from Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, which in turn is a play on the phrase "who's afraid of the big bad wolf?" from the fairy-tale "Little Red Riding...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2019 2:40 pm UTC

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At the risk of oversimplifying, I would say that Moi is positing a difference between the Anglo-American and the French "schools" of feminism based on her view that the latter are more...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2020 1:36 am UTC

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As you might already know, Toril Moi and Helene Cixous are two contemporary feminist theorist. In Moi’s book Sexual/Textual Politics, she discusses Cixous’s theories in a chapter called “Helen...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2020 8:28 pm UTC

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