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By Professor Gill Plain, Susan Sellers

ISBN-10: 0511342373

ISBN-13: 9780511342370

ISBN-10: 0521852552

ISBN-13: 9780521852555

Feminism has remodeled the educational learn of literature, essentially changing the canon of what's taught and atmosphere new agendas for literary research. during this authoritative background of feminist literary feedback, top students chart the advance of the perform from the center a long time to the current. the 1st part of the booklet explores protofeminist proposal from the center a while onwards, and analyses the paintings of pioneers akin to Wollstonecraft and Woolf. the second one part examines the increase of moment wave feminism and maps its interventions around the 20th century. a last part examines the influence of postmodernism on feminist concept and perform. This ebook bargains a finished consultant to the historical past and improvement of feminist literary feedback and a full of life reassessment of the most concerns and authors within the box. it really is crucial examining for all scholars and students of feminist writing and literary feedback.

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We be brought up to Music, to singing, and to dancing, it is not for any benefit that thereby we can engross unto ourselves, but for their own particular ends, the better to please and content their licentious appetites when we come to our maturity and ripeness. (Tattlewell, 1640/1985: 313–14) Even the restricted education described here was only available to a small proportion of the female population: literacy rates for women in London at the beginning of the seventeenth century have been estimated at no more than 10 per cent (Cressy, 1977: 147–8).

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First, theories of language are debated: picking up from the Rose itself, in which the Lover berates Reason for uttering the word ‘coilles’ (testicles), Christine and Pierre Col argue about the relationship between words and things. The thing makes the word shameful, not vice versa, Christine maintains, despite what Pierre Col says, and so it is not possible to name dishonourable things (like testicles, originally beautiful but now shameful after the Fall) without shame. Second, dramatic characterisation is examined: all parties agree that a writer may create characters who express ideas that may Medieval feminist criticism 21 not be the writer’s own.

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