Description - Literature and the Development of Feminist Theory by Robin Truth Goodman
Literature and the Development of Feminist Theory offers an insightful look at the development of feminist theory through a literary lens. Stressing the significance of feminism's origins in the European Enlightenment, this book traces the literary careers of feminism's major thinkers in order to elucidate the connection of feminist theoretical production to literary work. In addition to considering such well-known authors as Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Simone de Beauvoir and Helene Cixous, this book also reflects on the lasting influence of postcolonialism, liberalism, and specific genres such as science fiction and modernist poetry. Written by leading scholars and focusing on the literary trajectories of feminism's noted contributors, Literature and the Development of Feminist Theory ultimately provides a new perspective on feminism's theoretical context, bringing into view the effects of literary form on the growth of feminist thought.
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(237mm x 154mm x 23mm)
Cambridge University Press
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Author Biography - Robin Truth Goodman
Robin Truth Goodman is Professor of English at Florida State University. Her previous books include Gender Work: Feminism after Neoliberalism, Feminist Theory in Pursuit of the Public: Women and the 'Re-privatization' of Labor and Policing Narratives and the State of Terror. She has also contributed to such journals as College Literature, Philosophy Today, Contemporary Literature, Symploke and Conradiana.