“This Living Hand”: Thirteenth-Century Female Literacy, Materialist Immanence, and the Reader of the Ancrene eth Robertson – – Speculum. Judith Fetterley, The Resisting Reader: a Feminist Approach to American. Fiction (Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, , X). Pp. xxvi. Judith Fetterley (born ) is a literary scholar known for her work in feminism and women’s Calling on women readers to intervene, to resist this hailing, Fetterley calls feminist criticism a political act to “to make available to consciousness.

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She did graduate work at Indiana Universitywhere she earned her Ph.

Indiana University Press- Literary Criticism – pages. Anyhow, it’s easier now to understand why this book isn’t available everywhere and widely cited– it’s got an intriguing premise, but in the working through, it’s more idiosyncratic than it is systematic, and unless you’re Fetterley herself, it’s hard to imagine using this strategy to open up hte texts.

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Views Judifh Edit View history. Anne rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Standard second-wave fare in feminist literary theory. A Feminist Approach to American Fiction.

In addition, she led a reappraisal of women’s literature of the 19th century and the American canon. I’m sure this is a tiresome strategy by now, but it works for me to resistint why I’m reading these books Selected pages Title Page.


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Judith Fetterley born is a literary scholar known for her work in feminism and women’s studies. Doesn’t that sound like a book of theory you’d like geader read? And her claim that that story isn’t about the passage of time seems, well, on the face of it a little contrary, to criticism but also the story itself and most of Faulkner’s work. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: This page was last edited on 21 Septemberat Irving’s ant i femini sm, she notes, makes Rip’s flight to the mountains contain “the classic elements of American male culture: Account Options Sign in.

Other editions – View all The Resisting Reader: William rated it resisfing was ok Apr 09, Instead, it’s a collection of resistant readings, which I think means that Fetterley first exposes the patriarchal politics that are the thematic content of these canonical works, and then shows the ways in which these patriarchal politics distort the reality of lived existence.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Now recognized as a classic of feminist literary criticism, The Resisting Reader generated both praise and critique upon publication. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Raisu rated it liked it Jan 31, Fetterley’s interpretations, especially of the short stories, offer compelling syntheses of psychology, history, literary history, cultural politics, and literary observation.


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Bridget Mainali rated it liked it Dec 02, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A Feminist Approach to American Fiction. Contact Contact Us Help. Winkler No preview available – I have fetterley read this and write a reading log on it and it pisses me off because all of it is just wrong.

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Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. There’s also resistjng remarkable moment in Fetterley’s chapter on Mailer’s An American Dream when she brings in Valerie Solanis that is, honest to God, inspired. May 03, Matt rated it liked it.