Contemporary Feminist Criticism Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Gisela Bock and Susan James, editors
Beyond Equality and Difference: Citizenship, Feminist Politics, and Female Subjectivity (essays and criticism) 1992

Ann Brooks
Postfeminisms: Feminism, Cultural Theory, and Cultural Forms (criticism) 1997

Hélène Cixous
Entre l'ectriture [Coming to Writing and Other Essays] (essays) 1986
Jours de l'an [First Days of the Year] (prose and criticism) 1990

Josephine Donovan, editor
Feminist Literary Criticism: Explorations in Theory (essays and criticism) 1975

Barbara Findlen, editor
Listen Up: Voices from the Next Feminist Generation (essays) 1995

Susan Gubar
Critical Condition: Feminism at the Turn of the Century (essays and criticism) 2000

Leslie Heywood and Jennifer Drake, editors
Third Wave Agenda: Being Feminist, Doing Feminism (essays and criticism) 1997

Christina Hoff Sommers
Who Stole Feminism? How Women Have Betrayed Women (criticism) 1994

Luce Irigaray
Speculum de l'autre femme [Speculum of the Other Woman] (criticism) 1974
*Ce sexe qui n'en est pas un [This Sex Which Is Not One] (criticism) 1977
Éthique de la différence sexuelle [An Ethics of Sexual Difference] (criticism) 1983
Sexes et parentés [Sexes and Genealogies] (criticism) 1987

Julia Kristeva
Sèméiotikè (essays and criticism) 1969
Polylogue (essays and criticism) 1977
Desire in Language: A Semiotic Approach to Literature and Art [edited by Leon S. Roudiez] (essays and criticism) 1980
The Kristeva Reader [edited by Toril Moi] (essays and criticism) 1986

Devoney Looser and E. Ann Kaplan, editors
Generation: Academic Feminists in Dialogue (essays and criticism) 1997

Tania Modleski
Feminism without Women: Culture and Criticism in a “Postfeminist” Age (criticism) 1991

Toril Moi
Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory (criticism) 1985
French Feminist Thought: A Reader [editor] (essays and criticism) 1987

Ella Shohat, editor
Talking Visions: Multicultural Feminism in a Transitional Age (essays and criticism) 1998

Rebecca Walker, editor
To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism (essays and criticism) 1995

Naomi Wolf
Fire with Fire: The New Female Power and How It Will Change the 21st Century (criticism) 1993

*In addition to the title essay, this work comprises the essays “The Mirror, from the Other Side,” “Così fan tutti,” “Women on the Market,” “Commodities among Themselves,” “Questions,” “The Power of Discourse and the Subordination of the Feminine,” and “When Our Lips Speak Together.”

†This work contains the essays “The Fecundity of the Caress,” “Sexual Difference,” and “Sorcerer Love: A Reading of Plato's Symposium, Diotima's Speech.”

‡Includes selections from Polylogue and Sèméiotikè.