About Elaine Showalters Theory of Gynocriticism
Essay from the year 2010 in the subject Women Studies / Gender Studies, grade: 3, , language: English, abstract: The present essay is an attempt to explore Showalter’s feminist critical philosophy and the corresponding practice of such an innovative approach in literary feminism. It tries to reflect upon her critical theorization and practice, and recognize the credibility and aftereffect of both among contemporary authors, critics and readers. It investigates whether Showalter’s critical approach is a feminist social critique, i.e. an analysis of women writing in a patriarchal culture, or a development of a feminist aesthetics, i.e. an explanation of how writing by women discloses a distinctively female discourse. It looks into what makes her feminist criticism best and most importantly characterized, and her literary framework for the analysis of women’s literature.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
advocated aesthetics American analysis androcentric aristocracy artist assessment assumptions belief that woman Biological Burke career categorize characterized Cixous conceded concerned critique cultivation culture developed difference distinct Elaine Showalter elucidation emancipation Essays on Women establish favour female consciousness female creative female subculture female writers Feminine feminism feminist criticism Feminist Poetics fiction franker freedom freely French Revolution genius genres Government gynocentric gynocritics Ibid idea identity ideological images individual innovative Inquiry intellectual language liberty linguistic literary discourse literature Lodge male mode model of Gynocriticism Modern One’s Room Paine perspective phallic phallocentrically phase Philosophical poet practice prison Psychoanalytic Psychological dimensions psychology reactions reader reading and writing rebuttal Reflections represents woman Rights of Woman Rousseauestic Second Sex sensibility sexual Showalter presented Showalter’s Simone singular social society sociology status study of women subjects textual theme theoretical theory thinker thinking Victorian Vindication Virago Virginia Woolf Wilderness wisdom Wollstonecraft woman’s writing womanhood words wrote