ELAINE SHOWALTER TOWARDS A FEMINIST POETICS PDF

The first type is concerned with woman as reader — with woman as the consumer of male-produced literature, and with the way in which the hypothesis of a female reader changes our apprehension of a given text, awakening us to the significance of its sexual codes. I shall call this kind of analysis the feminist critique, and like other kinds of critique it is a historically grounded inquiry which probes the ideological assumptions of literary phenomena. Its subjects include the images and stereotypes of women in literature, the omissions and misconceptions about women in criticism, and the fissures in male-constructed literary history. It is also concerned with the exploitation and manipulation of the female audience, especially in popular culture and film; and with the analysis of woman-as-sign in semiotic systems. The second type of feminist criticism is concerned with woman as writer — with woman as the producer of textual meaning, with the history, themes, genres and structures of literature by women. Its subjects include the psychodynamics of female creativity; linguistics and the problem of a female language; the trajectory of the individual or collective female literary career; literary history; and, of course, studies of particular writers and works.

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The first type is concerned with woman as reader — with woman as the consumer of male-produced literature, and with the way in which the hypothesis of a female reader changes our apprehension of a given text, awakening us to the significance of its sexual codes.

I shall call this kind of analysis the feminist critique, and like other kinds of critique it is a historically grounded inquiry which probes the ideological assumptions of literary phenomena. Its subjects include the images and stereotypes of women in literature, the omissions and misconceptions about women in criticism, and the fissures in male-constructed literary history. It is also concerned with the exploitation and manipulation of the female audience, especially in popular culture and film; and with the analysis of woman-as-sign in semiotic systems.

The second type of feminist criticism is concerned with woman as writer — with woman as the producer of textual meaning, with the history, themes, genres and structures of literature by women. Its subjects include the psychodynamics of female creativity; linguistics and the problem of a female language; the trajectory of the individual or collective female literary career; literary history; and, of course, studies of particular writers and works.

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Elaine Showalter: ‘Towards a Feminist Poetics’

She divides her female model in to two types: 1 Feminist critique exposing woman as a reader 2 Gynocritics presenting women as a writer. She is more inclined to gynocritics in order to develop a literature of their own. The feminist critique as a sort of feminist criticism envisions the women as the readers of those male produced texts. The feminists thus, try to trace out the images and stereotype of the women exposed in the male texts. This is also called traditional feminist criticism where women are the consumers of the production in literary writing.

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ELAINE SHOWALTER TOWARDS A FEMINIST POETICS PDF

She is one of the founders of feminist literary criticism in United States academia, developing the concept and practice of gynocritics. She is well known and respected in both academic and popular cultural fields. She has written and edited numerous books and articles focused on a variety of subjects, from feminist literary criticism to fashion, sometimes sparking widespread controversy, especially with her work on illnesses. Showalter has been a television critic for People magazine and a commentator on BBC radio and television. Showalter is a specialist in Victorian literature and the Fin-de-Siecle turn of the 19th century. Facebook Badge Prof. In Showalter was chair of the judges for the prestigious British literary award, the Man Booker International Prize.

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Toward a Feminist Poetics by Elaine Showalter

Yale University Press,p. The absence of showaalter clearly articulated theory makes toaard criticism perpetually vulnerable to such attacks, and not even feminist critics seem to agree what it is that they mean to profess and defend. Thus they can not be universally studied. The new sciences of the text based on linguistics, computers, genetic structuralism, deconstructionism, neoformalism and deformalism, affective stylistics, and psychoaesthetics, have offered literary critics the opportunity to demonstrate that the work they do is as manly and aggressive as nuclear physics — not intuitive, expressive, and feminine, but strenuous, rigorous, impersonal, and virile. All of these themes have been important to feminist literary criticism in the. There have been times when the Minority wishes to betray the Professor by isolating herself in a female ghetto; or when the Professor wishes to betray the Minority by denying the troubling voice of difference and dissent. It will be a safe outlet for thoughts and feelings that maybe the nearest friend you have has never dreamed had place in your heart and brain.

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