The new feminist criticism: essays on women, literature and theory

Carmen Rosa Caldas

Abstract


This book is a collection of eighteen major essays on
feminist criticism, which is basically concerned with the
literary representations of sexual difference and establishes
gender as a fundamental category of literary analysis. According
to Showalter, the assumptions of literary study have been totally
modified in the last decade due to the impact of the feminist
critical revolution. This important approach to literature has
"opened a space for the authority of the woman critic that
extends beyond the study of women's writing to the reappraisal
of the whole body of texts" (p.3).

Keywords


English Language; English



DOI: https://doi.org/10.5007/%25x

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