New York: Routledge, 1989. First Trade Paperback Edition. Softcover. Used - Very Good. Clean, unmarked, tight copy. Original laminated card stock wraps have some creasing and fraying to corners. Spine sunned/discolored. B/W illustrations. 15 x 23 cm. 335 pp. Item #9197
From Library Journal:
Feminist criticism began in the 1970s with the analysis of women's writing by women; in recent years, "gender studies" has come to constitute a field in which male and female critics consider the construction, meaning, and transformation of gender categories in works by authors representing both sexes and diverse sexualities. Taken together, this volume of (mostly) previously published essays introduces the reader to the various specialized critical agendas--Afro-American, New Historicist, deconstructive, reader-response--within which, under the alliance-politics rubric of "gender studies," sexist, racist, and homophobic ways of reading and thinking about literature are challenged. Showalter's introduction suggests useful critical contexts and historical pretexts for reading the essays.
- Mollie Brodsky, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, N.J.
Includes essays by Sandra M. Gilbert, Valerie Smith, Barbara Showalter, among others.