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Literature and Feminism


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Preface and Acknowledgements. Introduction: Why 'literature and feminism'?. Part I: Literature?. 1. Re-vision: Reading as a Woman. 2. Challenging the Canon and the Literary Establishment. 3. Writing by Women. Part II:. 4. The Construction of Gender: Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan. 5. Writing as a Woman: Helen Cixous, Luce Irigaray and Ecriture Feminine. 6. Identities in Process: Poststructuralism, Julia Kristeva and Intertextuality. 7. A Return to Women in History: Lesbian, Black and Class. Criticism. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index

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Pam Morris is a Lecturer in English at the University of Dundee.


"A genuinely introductory account of feminist literary criticism and theory which will be of help to all students starting out on literary study." Jennifer Birkett, University of Birmingham "This book is suitable for first year students ... It presumes no prior knowledge, yet covers a wide range of material with admirable clarity and directness." Mary Eagleton, the University College of Ripon & York St John "The pedagogical value of this book is enhanced by this style of presentation and the inclusion of lists of further reading and a glossary of terms ... Morris's book provides an informative introduction to feminist literary debates." Visions

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