Contemporary Feminist Criticism Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)


Adams, Ann Marie. Review of Destination Biafra, by Buchi Emecheta. Callaloo 24, no. 1 (winter 2001): 287-300.

Adams explores Buchi Emecheta's depiction of the treatment of women both by the British and by Nigerian nationalists in her Destination Biafra, a novel about the Nigerian Civil War.

Brophy, Kevin. “Kristeva, Literature, and Motherhood Statements.” Southerly: A Review of Australian Literature 58, no. 1 (autumn 1998): 34-40.

Brophy examines Julia Kristeva's consideration of motherhood and creativity in relation to Sigmund Freud's views on women.

Dellamora, Richard. “Apocalyptic Irigaray.” Twentieth-Century Literature 46, no. 4 (winter 2000): 492-512.

Dellamora comments on Luce Irigaray's linking of “the imagination of intimacy” with theoretical and philosophical language.

Faludi, Susan, and Naomi Wolf. “Have Men Really Changed?” Glamour (December 1992): 228-31.

Faludi and Wolf discuss the relationship between the sexes and the status of critical feminism in the 1990s.

McNay, Lois. “Communitarians and Feminists: The Case of Narrative Identity.” Literature & Theology 16, no. 1 (March 2002): 81-95.

McNay evaluates the relationship between communitarian thought, the shaping of narrative identity, and feminist thought.

Mohanty, Chandra Talpade. “‘Under Western Eyes’ Revisited: Feminist Solidarity through Anticapitalist Struggles.” Signs 28, no. 2 (2002): 499-535.

Mohanty discusses the importance of micropolitics as well as global politics and economics to the evolution of contemporary cross-cultural feminist studies.

Moi, Toril. Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory. London and New York, N.Y.: Methuen, 1985, 206 p.

Moi presents a comprehensive introduction to feminist literary theory.

Paglia, Camille. Vamps & Tramps: New Essays. New York, N.Y.: Vintage Books, 1994, 532 p.

Paglia offers a collection of essays on various feminist themes ranging from law to cultural issues to literature.

Walker, Cheryl. “Feminist Literary Criticism and the Author.” Critical Inquiry 16, no. 3 (spring 1990): 551-71.

Walker surveys modern feminist criticism considering the implications of Roland Barthes's theory of “the death of the author.”

Additional coverage of Contemporary Feminist Criticism is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vols. 65, 76; and Feminist Writers.