Feminist Criticism (1960s-present)
Like Marxist criticism, feminist criticism derives from firm political and ideological commitments and insists that literature both reflects and influences human behavior in the larger world. Feminist criticism often, too, has practiced and political aims. Strongly conscious that most of recorded history has given grossly disproportionate attention to the interest, thoughts and actions of men, feminist thought endeavors both to extend contemporary attention to distinctively female concerns, ideas and accomplishments and to recover the largely unrecorded and unknown history of women in earlier times. (The Norton Introduction to Literature)
- [Em]Powering Self Workshop: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction and Hybrid Narratives
- “On A Room of One’s Own”
- “On The Second Sex: Myths: Dreams, Fears, Idols”
A Handbook to Literature. William Harmon.
Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction. Stephen Eric Bronner.
The Critical Tradition: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends. David H. Richter
Literary Theories and Schools of Criticism. Purdue Online Writing Lab.
The Norton Anthology of World Literature: Literary Terms. W. W. Norton & Company.
The Norton Introduction to Literature. W. W. Norton & Company.
Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft. Janet Burroway, Elizabeth Stuckey-French & Ned Stuckey-French.« Back to Reference Index