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By Professor Gill Plain, Susan Sellers

Feminism has remodeled the tutorial research of literature, essentially changing the canon of what's taught and environment new agendas for literary research. during this authoritative heritage of feminist literary feedback, best students chart the advance of the perform from the center a long time to the current. the 1st element of the booklet explores protofeminist concept from the center a while onwards, and analyses the paintings of pioneers comparable to Wollstonecraft and Woolf. the second one part examines the increase of moment wave feminism and maps its interventions around the 20th century. a last part examines the influence of postmodernism on feminist concept and perform. This ebook bargains a entire consultant to the heritage and improvement of feminist literary feedback and a full of life reassessment of the most concerns and authors within the box. it really is crucial studying for all scholars and students of feminist writing and literary feedback.

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26 CAROLYN DINSHAW Henryson, Robert (c. 1500/1997), The Poems of Robert Henryson, ed. Robert L. Kindrick, Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications. Karras, Ruth Mazo (2005), Sexuality in Medieval Europe: Doing unto Others, New York: Routledge. Kruger, Steven F. (1997), ‘Conversion and Medieval Sexual, Religious, and Racial Categories’, in Constructing Medieval Sexuality, ed. Karma Lochrie, Peggy McCracken and James A. Schultz, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Lampert, Lisa (2004), Gender and Jewish Difference from Paul to Shakespeare, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

If we be taught to read, they then confine us within the compass of our Mother Tongue . . or if . . we be brought up to Music, to singing, and to dancing, it is not for any benefit that thereby we can engross unto ourselves, but for their own particular ends, the better to please and content their licentious appetites when we come to our maturity and ripeness. (Tattlewell, 1640/1985: 313–14) Even the restricted education described here was only available to a small proportion of the female population: literacy rates for women in London at the beginning of the seventeenth century have been estimated at no more than 10 per cent (Cressy, 1977: 147–8).

Minnis, A. J. and A. B. Scott, with David Wallace (eds) (1988), Medieval Literary Theory and Criticism c. 1100–c. 1375: The Commentary Tradition, Oxford: Clarendon Press. Richards, Earl Jeffrey (ed. ) (1982), The Book of the City of Ladies, by Christine de Pizan, New York: Persea. Riddy, Felicity (1993), ‘‘‘Women Talking about the Things of God’’: A Late Medieval Sub-culture’, in Women and Literature in Britain, 1150–1500, ed. Carol M. Meale, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. The Riverside Chaucer (1987), gen.

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