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Book Title: Jane Austen and Discourses of Feminism|
The author of the book: Devoney Looser
ISBN 13: 9780312123673
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 747 KB
Edition: Palgrave Macmillan
Date of issue: September 15th 1995
Read full description of the books Jane Austen and Discourses of Feminism:In recent decades the vision of Austen as a subversive or rebellious author has appeared most forcefully in the varied scholarship of feminist literary critics. Some feminists have fashioned an Austen more closely linked to what Juliet Mitchell has called 'The Longest Revolution' (the women's movement) than to the French Revolution; others have vehemently disagreed. Jane Austen and Discourses of Feminism involves - among other things - a reassessment of these versions of Austen's relationship to feminisms. By foregrounding issues ofartistic merit, genre, and history, many literary critics have effectively ignored issues of gender in their studies of Austen; feminist scholarship provided an important corrective. On the other hand, some feminist criticism, although it approached Austen's texts in innovative ways, gave short shrift to issues ofhistory, literary genre, social context, or artistry. This volume aims implicitly and explicitly to recap second-wave feminist attention to Austen and to suggest new directions that criticism on Austen might take.
Read information about the authorHello! I'm Devoney Looser, Professor of English at Arizona State U. I also go by Stone Cold Jane Austen, especially on roller skates. I grew up in Minnesota, where winters meant makeshift backyard ice rinks by garden hose and time to discover great novels. Now I live in the desert, near a great roller rink and get to teach Austen to college students, while serving as faculty adviser to ASU's roller derby team. (That's where my alter-ego nickname comes in.)
My book, The Making of Jane Austen, launches in June from Johns Hopkins University Press. Check out the book trailer here http://vimeo.com/208240185 . I'm grateful to Publishers Weekly for naming it a Best Summer Book in Nonfiction. Learn more at http://makingjaneausten.com
Happy bicentenary to Jane Austen!
P. S. I pronounce my name DEV-oh-knee LOH-zer,.
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