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The first major book of feminist critical theory published in the United States is now available in an expanded second edition. This widely cited pioneering work presents a new introduction by the editor and a new bibliography of feminist critical theory from the last decade. This book has become indispensable to an understanding of feminist theory. Contributors include Cheri Register, Dorin Schumacher, Marcia Holly, Barbara Currier Bell, Carol Ohmann, Carolyn Heilbrun, Catherine Stimpson, and Barbara A. White.
"Donovan impressively surveys feminist criticism since 1975."—Style
"Provides insight into feminist approaches to literary criticism . . . The book offers genuine critical values within a short compass."—Choice
"Feminist Literary Criticism is addressed both to the practicing feminist critic and to the neophyte. . . . It is at once exhilarating and cautionary, combining great promise with many warnings."—Signs
"An introduction to the current movements of feminists toward the creation of a uniquely feminine aesthetic as well as a feminist critical framework."—Library Journal
The University Press of Kentucky
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Feminist literary criticism, Feminism and literature, Women and literature
Donovan, Josephine C., "Feminist Literary Criticism: Explorations in Theory" (1989). Women's Studies. 12.