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Concerned with the impact of the gender on writing and reading Does not simply look at the literature from female writers or female characters Used to understand literature attempts to uncover what a particular text has to say about gender and gender differences
Feminist criticism became a dominant force in Western literary studies in the late 1970s In the early 1980s, feminist literary criticism developed in a number of ways and is now characterized by a global perspective
Historical- if the author’s attitude is being examined in relation to his times Mimetic- when asking how well characters accord with the real world
Redresses the problem of generally underrepresented women in the traditional writing Entails the study of a literary tradition of women writers Includes useful and often insightful ways of looking at history, culture, and society
Often misunderstood as anti-patriarchal or ‘male bashing’ Often viewed as too theoretical Often used to neglect other perspectives and approaches May appear shallow, paranoid, conspiratorial, and demagogic
In the Year to Come, In the Days to Come By: Dahlia Ravikovitch Written by a female, this poem shows obvious feminism in context to the mother approaching death. There are many examples supporting this criticism including: “Eight years and not one moment has made her any wiser, raised her up on her feet or restored her will power” This shows the strength of women, especially women of history and of another ethnicity.
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