The Resource Writing women's literary history, Margaret J.M. Ezell

Writing women's literary history, Margaret J.M. Ezell

Label
Writing women's literary history
Title
Writing women's literary history
Statement of responsibility
Margaret J.M. Ezell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"By championing the recovery of "lost" women writers and insisting on reevaluating the past, women's studies and feminist theory have effected dramatic changes in the ways English literary history is written and taught." "According to Margaret Ezell, the next step is to examine critically these successful efforts to write women's literary history - to apply the same self-conscious feminism that critics turned on traditional methods of literary history." "Examining various models of the new "tradition" of women's writing, Ezell explores the shared - usually unconscious - assumptions that underlie accounts of early women writers. When twentieth-century histories of women's literature rely not only on past male scholarship and editing practices but also on inherited notions of "tradition" and "progress," she argues, they tend to replicate an evolutionary model of history that marginalizes women who wrote before 1700. Drawing on the reading strategies of recent historicist scholarship, along with those of French feminism, Ezell illuminates the ways in which ideology shapes history and suggests new possibilities for the continued recovery of women's texts." ""Writing women's literary history has been compared to doing archaeology, to receiving an inheritance, and to replanting a mother's garden. In writing this book, I am obviously starting with the belief in the value of this activity, however it is characterized. What concerns me in my reading of contemporary feminist theory is that the structures used to shape our narrative of women's literary history may have unconsciously continued the existence of the restrictive ideologies which initially erased the vast majority of women's writing from literary history and teaching texts.""--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ezell, Margaret J. M
Index
index present
LC call number
PR111
LC item number
.E94 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Criticism
  • Vrouwen
  • Literatuurgeschiedenis (wetenschap)
  • Engels
Label
Writing women's literary history, Margaret J.M. Ezell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Patterns of Inquiry -- 1. A Tradition of Our Own: Writing Women's Literary History in the Twentieth Century -- 2. The Myth of Judith Shakespeare: Creating the Canon of Women's Literature in the Twentieth Century -- 3. The Tedious Chase: Writing Women's Literary History in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries -- 4. Memorials of the Female Mind: Creating the Canon of Women's Literature in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries -- 5. Breaking the Seventh Seal: Writings by Early Quaker Women -- Conclusion: Revelations and Re-visioning
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 205 pages
Isbn
9780801844324
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92009227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25410252
  • (OCoLC)ocm25410252
Label
Writing women's literary history, Margaret J.M. Ezell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Patterns of Inquiry -- 1. A Tradition of Our Own: Writing Women's Literary History in the Twentieth Century -- 2. The Myth of Judith Shakespeare: Creating the Canon of Women's Literature in the Twentieth Century -- 3. The Tedious Chase: Writing Women's Literary History in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries -- 4. Memorials of the Female Mind: Creating the Canon of Women's Literature in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries -- 5. Breaking the Seventh Seal: Writings by Early Quaker Women -- Conclusion: Revelations and Re-visioning
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 205 pages
Isbn
9780801844324
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92009227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25410252
  • (OCoLC)ocm25410252

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