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Literary Feminisms by Ruth Robbins
Book DescriptionThis text provides a map for charting the difficult waters that feminist theories have created in literary studies. Ruth Robbins shows the reasons for the development of feminist literary critiques, explains the difficulties and exposes some of feminism's blindspots. A wide range of theorists are discussed, ranging from Wollstonecraft to Kristeva, showing the ways in which materialist, psychoanalytic and literary accounts of feminist thinking creatively intersect. Through a series of readings, of texts such as "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and "The Yellow Wallpaper", she also points out how the student reader can begin to make her or his own feminist criticism, and can learn to engage with both the politics and poetics of the literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333689196
(223mm x 145mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 9-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ruth Robbins
Key Concepts in Literary Theory, Paperback (January 2014)
Provides useful discussions of the main areas of literary, critical and cultural theory. This title presents the student of literary and critical studies with a range of accessible, precise and definitions of the significant terms and concepts used in psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, Marxist, feminist, and postcolonial literary studies.
Oscar Wilde, Paperback (June 2011)
Oscar Wilde's reputation has shifted dramatically during the twentieth century from outcast in the wake of his trials for homosexual offences, to martyr to the gay cause in the 1980s and 90s, to important figure in the history of writing in English. This title offers readers a short, readable introduction to Oscar Wilde's life, work and afterlife.
British Short Story, Hardback (November 2010)View all books by Ruth Robbins
The short story remains a crucial - if neglected - part of British literary heritage. This accessible and up-to-date critical overview maps out the main strands and figures that shaped the British short story and novella from the 1850s to the present. It offers new readings of both classic and forgotten texts in a clear, jargon-free way.
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Author Biography - Ruth Robbins
RUTH ROBBINS is Lecturer in English Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
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