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F e m i n i s m. By: Daniela, Harini, Tola, Mike C., & Katie. Goal : sell it for profit!. (Activity). VS. GIRLS. GUYS. Began with the rediscovery of neglected or forgotten female writers and has grown into the attempt to redefine the gender in literary studies. Feminism….

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F e m i n i s m

Feminism

By: Daniela, Harini, Tola, Mike C., & Katie


Activity

Goal:sell it for profit!

(Activity)

VS.

GIRLS

GUYS


Began with the rediscovery of neglected or forgotten female writers and has grown into the attempt to redefine the gender in literary studies.


Feminism
Feminism… writers and has grown into the attempt to redefine the gender in literary studies.

  • Defined as a matter of what is absent rather than present

  • Concerned with marginalization of all women

  • Belief that our culture is patriarchal (organized in favor of men’s interests)

  • Examine experiences of women from all races, classes, & cultures

    • Exhibits liberal tolerance, interdisciplinary links, & connects art to the diversities of life



Goals
Goals. artistic revolutions of modern times

  • Expose patriarchal principles and resulting theories

  • Promote discovery and reevaluation of literature by women

  • Examine social, cultural, and psychosexual contexts of literature/criticism


What is a woman debeauvoir
What is a woman? artistic revolutions of modern times-DeBeauvoir

  • She is constructed differently BY men.

  • Man defines the human, NOT woman.


Phases of women s literary development
Phases artistic revolutions of modern timesofWomen’sLiterary Development

  • 1840-80, “Feminine”: Women writers imitated the dominate tradition

  • 1880-1920, “Feminist”: Women advocated a variety of minority rights, protests

  • 1920-Today, “Female”: Dependency on opposition


Art women s rights
Art & Women’s rights artistic revolutions of modern times

  • Attacked by those who are suspicious of its social values and fear its politicizing artistic value

  • Some feel the issue of art is not a question about women’s rights but about the entire nature or literary criticism


  • Caused major reorientation of values in literary studies artistic revolutions of modern times

  • Will continue to challenge long-held beliefs and practices

  • Female critics feel it has become too theoretical and too entirely radical and has lost sight of both its social roots and its application to reading texts

  • Believe that no man can possibly read, write, or teach as a feminist


Feels
feels… artistic revolutions of modern times

  • Much is lacking

    • Early feminist critics look at women in male novels in a naïve fashion, treating the characters as real people and predictable not finding them portrayed correctly

    • Finds later feminist critics to be unsuccessful in the attempt discover a distinctively female way of writing or a women’s language


Feminism in the future
Feminism in the future… artistic revolutions of modern times

  • Continues to flourish in its many forms

  • Will continue to offer society and literary studies a fruitful and exciting set of intellectual problems

  • Most feminists don’t want to abolish male values; they wish to do away with such gender-typed categories altogether **

  • Key to feminism = continuing usefulness as a self-description which will lie in its willingness or unwillingness to grow with the times and not only lead the way to reforms but adapt itself to the changing needs of men and women

  • Feminism will find itself transformed by its own creations!


Four significant current practices
Four Significant Current Practices artistic revolutions of modern times

  • Gender Studies

  • Marxist Feminism

  • Psychoanalytic

  • Minority Feminist Criticism


Feminism applied
Feminism Applied! artistic revolutions of modern times


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