“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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I knew from the moment I read ths first quote that I linked that this was going to be bullshit. But this is only a partial progression– honestly, the chapters on novels, the last four of the book, didn’t seem to develop a progression that I could see, nor are they precisely in chronological order which does make me ask why they are in this order, but that’s a sort of side question.

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Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Brittaney rated it liked it Aug 28, Anne rated it it was amazing Jan 15, And her claim that that story 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.

Mar 22, Anne D. C rated it really yhe it Jun 15, Go be wrong somewhere else and get out of my senior seminar!!! Fetterley helped formulate the concept of resistant reading in her book, The Resisting Reader: Eudora Welty stories, with black women and white women struggling through segragation, lost love or illness Books by Judith Fetterley.


Account Options Sign in. She calls “Rip Van Winkle” “the inevitable dreamwork of the persona created by Benjamin Franklin in his Autobiography, the inevitable consequence of the massive suppressions required by Franklin’s code of success.

Contact Contact Us Help. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. 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. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Though exceptions to this generalization can be found here and there – a Dickinson poem, a Wharton novel – these exceptions usually function to obscure the argument and confuse the issue: The Henry James Review.

The Resisting Reader: A Feminist Approach to American Fiction by Judith Fetterley

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 gives why no one wants to confront Emily in A Rose for Emily about the smell in her house isn’t the juidth one I’d give. Solid writing and analysis, but mostly old hat for those of us who have been reading this sub-genre for years.


This was a very nice palate cleanser after a book of pretty sexist critics on Ulysses and Farheinheit Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of reqder humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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The Resisting Reader a Feminist Approach to American Fiction

Th About The Resisting Rea Hell, by the s. For many feminist commentators, this continuity suggested the growth of feminist literary criticism, as well as the continued need for “naming the felt reality of American fiction. Leo rated it liked it Apr 28, 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.

Doesn’t that sound like a book of theory you’d like to read?