Feminist criticism will analyze texts in light of patriarchal (male dominated) cultural institutions, phallocentric (male centred) language, masculine and feminine stereotypes, and the unequal treatment of male and female writers.
Feminist criticism developed primarily in the 1960’s and 1970’s, although it is evident in earlier works as well, for example in the works of Virginia Woolf and Mary Wollstonecraft.
offers a deliberately diverse collection of essays that concern moral approaches to literature, film, television, and even creative writing analyzed through a specific critical lens.
In this volume a range of British and American texts are examined utilizing a psychological lens to provide readers with a foundational understanding of this approach and how it is applied, and exemplary literary works subject to this specific analytic criticism.
For example, Joseph Conrad’s Feminist Criticism is literary criticism based on feminist theories.
It considers texts with the knowledge that societies treat men and women inequitably.
Every effort has been made to include as many different kinds of cultures and subcultures as possible.
April 2017 Critical Approaches to Literature: Moral Salem Press’ Critical Approaches to Literature series is designed to provide students and researchers with fresh insight into the various critical approaches to literary criticism.
With thought-provoking analysis of several works in a wide variety of genres, each volume helps readers develop tools to analyze literary works using a particular critical lens.
January 2018 Critical Approaches to Literature: Feminist This book, the fourth in the Critical Approaches to Literature series, deals with one of the most important theoretical approaches of modern times: feminism.