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Felski, Rita 1956-

Works: 68 works in 205 publications in 5 languages and 7,734 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Cross-cultural studies  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Contributor, Other, Creator
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Publications about Rita Felski
Publications by Rita Felski
Most widely held works by Rita Felski
Beyond feminist aesthetics : feminist literature and social change by Rita Felski( Book )
19 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 929 libraries worldwide
Literature after feminism by Rita Felski( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 766 libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: Recent commentators have portrayed feminist critics as grim-faced ideologues who are destroying the study of literature. Feminists, they claim, reduce art to politics and are hostile to any form of aesthetic pleasure. Literature after Feminism is the first work to comprehensively rebut such caricatures, while also offering a clear-eyed assessment of the relative merits of various feminist approaches to literature. Spelling out her main arguments clearly and succinctly, Rita Felski explains how feminism has changed the ways people read and think about literature. She organizes her book around four key questions: Do women and men read differently? How have feminist critics imagined the female author? What does plot have to do with gender? And what do feminists have to say about the relationship between literary and political value? Interweaving incisive commentary with literary examples, Felski advocates a double critical vision that can do justice to the social and political meanings of literature without dismissing or scanting the aesthetic. Literature after Feminism will be welcomed by anyone looking for a lucid and balanced account of feminist criticism
The gender of modernity by Rita Felski( Book )
22 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Korean and held by 609 libraries worldwide
"In an innovative and invigorating exploration of the complex relations between women and the modern, Rita Felski challenges conventional male-centered theories of modernity. She also calls into question those feminist perspectives that have either demonized the modern as inherently patriarchal, or else assumed a simple opposition between men's and women's experiences of the modern world. Combining cultural history with cultural theory, and focusing on the fin de siècle, Felski examines the gendered meanings of such notions as nostalgia, consumption, feminine writing, the popular sublime, evolution, revolution, and perversion. Her approach is comparative and interdisciplinary, covering a wide variety of texts from the English, French, and German traditions: sociological theory, realist and naturalist novels, decadent literature, political essays and speeches, sexological discourse, and sentimental popular fiction. Male and female writers from Simmel, Zola, Sacher-Masoch, and Rachilde to Marie Corelli, Wilde, and Olive Schreiner come under Felski's scrutiny as she exposes the varied and often contradictory connections between femininity and modernity."--Publisher description
Uses of literature by Rita Felski( Book )
24 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 432 libraries worldwide
"The diverse motives and mysteries of why we read are explored in this groundbreaking new work by Rita Felski. Challenging many time-worn homilies and theories put forth in contemporary literary criticism, "Uses of Literature" offers refreshing new insights into the purpose and value of reading literature." "Proposing that the interaction between reader and literature involves four "modes of textual engagement"--Recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock - the author bridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about literature"--Jacket
Doing time : feminist theory and postmodern culture by Rita Felski( Book )
15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
"Neither the modern nor the postmodern are unified, coherent, or self-evident realities. Drawing on cultural studies and critical theory, Felski examines a range of themes central to debates about postmodern culture, including changing meanings of class, the end of history, the status of art and aesthetics, postmodernism as "the end of sex," and the politics of popular culture. Placing women at the center of analysis, she suggests, has a profound impact on the way we think about historical periods. As a result, feminist theory is helping to reshape our vision of both the modern and the postmodern."--Jacket
Rethinking tragedy ( Book )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
This groundbreaking collection provokes a major reassessment of the significance of tragedy and the tragic in late modernity. A distinguished group of scholars and theorists extends the discussion of tragedy beyond its usual parameters to include film, popular culture, and contemporary politics
The limits of critique by Rita Felski( Book )
12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Why must critics unmask and demystify literary works? Why do they believe that language is always withholding some truth, that the critic's task is to reveal the unsaid or repressed? In this book, Rita Felski examines critique, the dominant form of interpretation in literary studies, and situates it as but one method among many, a method with strong allure - but also definite limits. Felski aruges that critique is a sensibility best captured by Paul Ricoeur's phrase "the hermeneutics of suspicion." She shows how this suspicion toward texts forecloses many potential readings while providing no guarantee of rigorous or radical thought. Instead, she suggests, literary scholars should try what she calls "postcritical reading": rather than looking behind a text for hidden causes and motives, literary scholars should place themselves in front of it and reflect on what it suggests and makes possible. By bringing critique down to earth and exploring new modes of interpretation, The Limits of Critique offers a fresh approach to the relation between artistic works and the social world. -- from back cover
Comparison : theories, approaches, uses ( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
"Comparison expands upon a special issue of the journal New Literary History, which analyzed theories and methodologies of comparison. Six new essays from senior scholars of transnational and postcolonial studies complement the original ten pieces. The work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Ella Shohat, Robert Stam, R. Radhakrishnan, Bruce Robbins, Ania Loomba, Haun Saussy, Linda Gordon, Walter D. Mignolo, Shu-mei Shih, and Pheng Cheah are included with contributions by anthropologists Caroline B. Brettell and Richard Handler. Historical periods discussed range from the early modern to the contemporary and geographical regions that encompass the globe. Ultimately, Comparison argues for the importance of greater self-reflexivity about the politics and methods of comparison in teaching and in research"--
Critique and postcritique by Elizabeth S Anker( Book )
6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Now that literary critique's intellectual and political pay-off is no longer quite so self-evident, critics are vigorously debating the functions and futures of critique. The contributors to Critique and Postcritique join this conversation, evaluating critique's structural, methodological, and political potentials and limitations. Following the interventions made by Bruno Latour, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Sharon Marcus and Stephen Best, and others, the contributors assess the merits of the postcritical turn while exploring a range of alternate methods and critical orientations. Among other topics, the contributors challenge the distinction between surface and deep reading; outline how critique-based theory has shaped the development of the novel; examine Donna Haraway's feminist epistemology and objectivity; advocate for a "hopeful" critical disposition; highlight the difference between reading as method and critique as genre; and question critique's efficacy at attending to the affective dimensions of experience. In these and other essays this volume outlines the state of contemporary literary criticism while pointing to new ways of conducting scholarship that are better suited to the intellectual and political challenges of the present
Australian feminisms ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Recomposing the humanities - with Bruno Latour ( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Beyond Bourdieu and other essays ( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Australian feminisms ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Use ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Feminist aesthetics : feminist literature and social change Beyond by Rita Felski( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Feminist literature, subjectivity and social change : a critique of feminist aesthetics by Rita Felski( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Sexology in culture : labelling bodies and desires ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Onderzoek naar de invloed van de seksuologie op de Engelse cultuur in de periode 1880-1940. Aandacht voor o.a. de verhouding tussen seksuologie en de wet, overheidsbeleid, eugenetische programma's, handleidingen op het gebied van huwelijk en seksualiteit, representatie van seksualiteit in de literatuur, opvattingen over transseksualiteit en biseksualiteit en de positie van etniciteit in het seksuologische debat. Bevat: Transformations: subjects, categories and cures in Krafft-Ebings sexology / door Merl Storr; It's what you do with it that counts: interpretations of Otto Weininger / Judy Greenway; The hidden romance of sexual science: eugenics, the nation and the making of modern feminism / Carolyn Burdett; Scientific racism and the invention of the homosexual body / Siobhan B. Somerville; Symonds's history, Elliss heredity: sexual inversion / door Joseph Bristow; 'Educating the eye': the tattooed prostitute / door Jane Caplan; Transsexuals and the transsexologists: inversion and the emergence of transsexual subjectivity / door Jay Prosser; Feminist reconfigurations of heterosexuality in the 1920's / Lesley A. Hall; Sex, love and the homosexual body in early sexology / door Suzanne Raitt; Havelock Ellis, Sigmund Freud and the state: discourses of homosexual identity in interwar Britain / door Chris Waters; Trial by sexology?: Maud Allan, Salome and the 'Cult of the clitoris' case / door Lucy Bland; 'Acts of female indecency': sexology's intervention in legislating lesbianism / door Laura Doan; 'Sex is an accident': feminism, science and the radical sexual theory of Urania, 1915-1940 / door Alison Oram
Cultural studies by Rita Felski( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
To begin an article by acknowledging the problematic and provisional status of one'sterms of reference has become a routine gesture in recent years, yet such rhetoricalbanality seems unavoidable in the case of a journal issue on the topic of 'Australianfeminism'
Cultural Studies. special Issue: Australian feminisms ( file )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Cultural studies ( file )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Felski, Rita
Felski, Rita Mary 1956-
Rita Felski Amerikaans literatuurcritica
Рита Фелски
펠스키, 리타
English (140)
Korean (3)
Turkish (3)
Polish (2)
Croatian (1)
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