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Review: New Directions in Feminist Criticism, Peer English 6, 2011

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Parallels between Lerner’s Reading Women’s Poetry and Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives may seem hard to argue. One engages with theory in order to re-theorize atrocity, while the other dismisses feminist theory from the outset and heads for a more popular, easy to read discussion. One deals with writers who are dead and makes a case for their remembrance and value, while the other takes more recent writing and even popular television and argues its value to contemporary feminism. While these texts take vastly different routes in their consideration of writing by women, their scope – across history in Lerner’s case and across borders and taboos in Brigley Thompson and Gunne’s – make them valuable new additions to the field.

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