Literature and Feminism: An Introduction
September 1993, ©1993, Wiley-Blackwell
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.
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.
- Should become the standard introduction to feminist literary criticism and theory
- Assumes no previous knowledge
- Structured as a textbook, progressing in difficulty
- Clear and comprehensible.
"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