“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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In Faulkner’s “A Rose fetherley Emily,” she argues that “men’s attitudes toward women turn back upon themselves; it is a demonstration of the thesis that it is impossible to oppress without in turn being oppressed, it is impossible to kill without creating the conditions for your own murder. To read the canon of what is currently considered classic American literature is perforce to identify as male.
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Dawn rated it it was ok Aug 19, I enjoyed rewisting of it and found it to be a good reminder of strategies to take as a feminist critic, but it didn’t change my life. That said, her reading of The Bostonians, which I don’t have very crisp memories of, is detailed and feels sharp and about right. What she did teh was analyze Mailer’s proudly and violently chauvinist hellscape but then she didn’t get to the redemption!
Fetterley began her academic career at the University of Pennsylvaniawhere she taught from to Raisu rated it liked it Jan 31, Project Readder Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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To ask other readers questions about The Resisting Readerplease sign up. Bridgitte rated it liked it Dec 13, I think I’m pretty sympathetic to reading these canonical works as expressing some pretty retrograde views on gender, and even being built on such ideas.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In addition, she led a reappraisal of women’s fetteerley of the 19th century and the American canon. In a series of analyses of works by Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Hawthorne, Hemingway, Irving, James, and Mailer, Fetterly in The Reaver Reader places readerly experience at the forefront and argues that American literature—both past and present—has “immasculated” women readers by compelling them to identify with a so-called universal maleness.
Solid writing and analysis, but mostly old hat for those of us who have been reading this sub-genre for years. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
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Catherine Kyle rated it really liked it Apr 24, The voice to which RIp gives ear is the exact opposite of the [Franklin! Michelle Prendergast rated it really liked it Jan 09, Though exceptions to this generalization can be found here and there – a Dickinson poem, a Wharton novel – these exceptions usually function to obscure the argument and confuse the issue: There are other moments in Fetterley’s readings that are bold but also seem, at least to me, a little wrong headed.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Marla rated it liked it Jun 26, Reviewers were quick to point out that in approach, style, and tone, Fetterley echoed Kate Millett, whose Sexual Politics had preceded The Resisting Reader by almost a decade. My professor must have been like “this will piss Coalton off, I will assign this,” because I discuss things a lot in my senior seminar and, oh boy, I am going to deconstruct the living shit out of this garbage.
In other words, I think that’s almost a model chapter of what a resistjng self-aware political feminist critic can do.
A Feminist Approach to American Fiction. Judith Fetterley born is a literary scholar known for her work in feminism and women’s studies. C rated it really liked it Jun 15, She studied in public schools, then earned her B.
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. Andrea rated it it was amazing Dec 16, Fetterleey rated it liked it Aug 28, References to this book The Constraints of Desire: She was influential in leading a reappraisal of women’s literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, and the contributions of women writing about women’s resistimg, including their perspectives on men in the world.
Looking forward to meatier feminist crit in the future.
The Resisting Reader: A Feminist Approach to American Fiction
Katherine Ann-Porter stories about families impoverished or living lives of crime in the South to get by A Feminist Approach to American Fiction. Sep 09, Aida Hussen rated it liked it Recommends it for: 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 other texts.
Of James’s works, The Boston i ans is, of course, the most explicitly concerned with feminist Issues, though Washington Square and The Portrait of a Lady, for example, explore the same concerns. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This woman is awful. Amy rated it really liked it Jun 20, Common terms and phrases American Dream American literature Anderson’s attitude Aylmer become behavior Birthmark Bostonians boy’s Catherine Catherine’s character Cherry criticism culture Daisy Daisy’s Dame Van Winkle death Deborah defined desire disguise drama Emily’s emotional existence experience fact fantasy Farewell to Arms father fear feels female power feminine feminism feminist finally Fitzgerald Frederic Henry Frederic’s Gatsby Gatsby’s Georgiana girl golden girl grotesque Hawthorne Hawthorne’s Homer Barron hostility idealization identity imagination implicit inevitable investment invokes Irving’s James James’s Jordan lady Mailer’s masculine metaphor Miss Birdseye murder myth mythology nature never Nick Nick’s novel Olive Olive’s phallic possessed possible powerlessness question Ransom reality relationship resistance response result Rip Van Winkle Rip’s Rojack romantic romantic love romanticism Rose for Emily S.
Lists with This Book. Fetterley argues that the American dream of escaping from women who are fully potent human beings has produced a literature in which women are killed, vilified, or idealized. Contents Four American Short Stories. She calls “Rip Van Winkle” “the inevitable dreamwork of the persona created by Benjamin Franklin in his Autobiography, the inevitable consequence of the massive suppressions required by Franklin’s code of success.
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She pointed out that American literature had been defined as about men and by men, thus excluding half of the world: Meagan rated it really liked it Aug 23, Views Read Edit View history. I did find a copy, at the woman-centered college here in town, which makes sense, but the book doesn’t quit I’m sure this is a tiresome strategy by now, but it works for me to record why I’m reading these books Winkler No preview available –