“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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The Resisting Reader a Feminist Approach to American Fiction
That said, her reading of The Bostonians, which I don’t have very crisp memories of, is detailed and feels sharp and about right. Judiyh Prendergast rated it really liked it Jan 09, And her claim that that fetterley 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.
Leo rated it liked it Apr 28, Thanks for telling us about the problem. In explanation of her title, Fetterley proposes that since “women are taught to think as men, to identify with a male point of view,” “the first act of the feminist critic must be to become a resisting reader rather fesisting an assenting reader Doesn’t that sound like a book of theory you’d like to read?
Fetterley helped formulate the concept of resistant reading in her book, The Resisting Reader: Indiana University Press Amazon. Irving’s ant i femini sm, she notes, makes Rip’s flight to the mountains contain “the classic elements of American male culture: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: 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, rsisting 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 these, the chapters on Mailer and James seem to me best. This one I’ve been meaning to read since I read the introduction in Mary Ann Wilson’s feminist theory class a decade ago, and I could never since understand why I reaader find a copy, since it seemed like a really novel approach, a specifically gender centered take on reader-response.
Meagan rated it really liked it Aug 23, Standard second-wave fare in feminist literary theory. Dawn rated it it was ok Aug 19, This was a very nice palate cleanser after a book of pretty sexist critics on Ulysses and Farheinheit He’s appeared in some other criticism I’ve read recently and astonishingly all I’ve ever jjudith by him are fragments of The Turn of the Screw.
Anne rated it it was amazing Jan 15, For those works I was more familiar with, mostly the short stories, many of which I’ve taught and therefore naturally know better, she draws conclusions that I’m not sure are accurate– for example, the reasoning she feetterley why no one wants to confront Emily in A Rose for Emily about the smell in her house isn’t the the one I’d give. There are other moments in Fetterley’s readings that are bold but also seem, at least to me, a little wrong headed.
In addition, she led a reappraisal of women’s literature of the 19th century and the American canon.
Jun 09, Jessica Maginity rated it liked it Shelves: 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 feader. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.
She pointed out that American literature had been defined as about men and by men, thus excluding half of the world: I don’t think I will ever tire of reading fettrrley well thought out, brilliantly written observations. Elaborating on Fiedlerian premises, Fetterley has written a sophisticated, textual Iy responsive, radical feminist study that details the American dream of escaping the power of women, from the sleep of Rip Van Winkle to the waking nightmare of Stephen Rojack.
Trivia About The Resisting Rea References to this book The Constraints of Desire: Fetterley began her academic career at the University of Pennsylvaniatetterley she taught from to In other words, I think that’s almost a model chapter of what a really self-aware political feminist critic fetterleh do.
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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.
Contact Contact Us Help. Mar 24, Coalton rated it did not like it. Contents Four American Short Stories.