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The feminist difference : literature, psychoanalysis, race, and gender

Author: Barbara Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2000.
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Embattled and belittled, demonized and deemed passe, this text argues that feminism in the late 1990s seems becalmed without being calm. It is as true in literary criticism as elsewhere in the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Johnson
ISBN: 0674001915 9780674001916
OCLC Number: 43786617
Notes: Originally published: 1998.
Description: 224 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction Literary Differences: Psychoanalysis, Race, and Gender Is Female to Male as Ground is to Figure? The Quicksands of the Self: Nella Larsen and Heinz Kohut The Re(a)d and the Black: Richard Wright's Blueprint 'Aesthetic' and 'Rapport' in Toni Morrison's Sula Gender and Poetry Euphemism, Understatement, and the Passive Voice: Phillis Wheatley and the Genealogy of African-American Poetry Gender and Poetry: Charles Baudelaire and Marceline Desbordes-Valmore Muteness Envy The "Voice" of the Author Lesbian Spectacles: Reading Sula, Passing, Thelma and Louise, and The Accused The Alchemy of Style and Law The Postmodern in Feminism: A Response to Mary Joe Frug Notes Credits Index
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The Feminist Differenceis testimony that the dialogues between difference feminists and psychoanalysis is ongoing and vigorous. In this marvelous collection of essays, Johnson...demonstrates that the Read more...

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