Judith Fetterley, The Resisting Reader: a Feminist Approach to American. Fiction (Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, , X). Pp. xxvi. “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, , £). Pp. xxvi,

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And her claim that that story judoth 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. Hell, by the s. A positive, forward-looking feeling that came of this is that I am thoroughly convinced that I need to get elbow deep in some Henry James.

American literature is male. Meagan rated it really liked it Aug 23, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Pages and pages of wrong.

The Resisting Reader: A Feminist Approach to American Fiction

It insists on its universality at the same time that it defines that universality in specifically male terms. In explanation of her title, Fetterley proposes that since “women are taught to think as men, to identify with a male point of view,” “the first act of the feminist critic must be to become a resisting reader rather than an assenting reader To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Jun 09, Jessica Maginity rated it liked it Shelves: I think a part of my ambivalent reaction to it comes from the way she ended it having failed to live up to her promise of showing us how The American Dream could be repurposed as radically feminist. The Constraints of Desire: Trivia About The Resisting Rea 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.


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

For those tesisting I was more familiar with, mostly the short stories, many of which I’ve taught and therefore erader 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 the one I’d give. I enjoyed most of it and found it to be a good reminder of strategies to take as a feminist critic, but it didn’t change my life. Doesn’t that sound like a book of theory you’d like to read?

I’m sure this is a tiresome strategy by now, but it works for me to record why I’m reading these books That’s why The Awakening by Kate Chopin’s protagonist woman has trouble and conflict showing her sexuality to other men Open Preview See a Problem? This woman is awful. Looking forward to meatier feminist crit in the future.

The Resisting Reader a Feminist Approach to American Fiction

Marla rated it liked it Jun 26, Katherine Ann-Porter stories about families impoverished or living lives of crime in the South to fetter,ey by Catherine Kyle rated it really liked it Apr 24, Dawn rated it it was ok Aug 19, Thee, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. He’s appeared in some other criticism I’ve read recently and astonishingly all I’ve ever read by him are fragments of The Turn of the Screw.

Brittaney rated it liked it Aug 28, Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Irving’s ant i femini sm, she notes, makes Rip’s flight to the mountains contain “the classic elements of American male culture: Instead, it’s a collection of resistant readings, which I think means that Fetterley first exposes the patriarchal politics that are the thematic content of these canonical works, and then shows the ways in which these patriarchal politics distort the reality of lived existence.


Michelle Prendergast rated tje really liked it Jan 09, Eudora Welty stories, with black women and white women struggling through segragation, lost love or illness Fetterley argues that the American dream of escaping from women who are fully potent human beings has produced a literature in which women are killed, vilified, or idealized.

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Andrea Riley rated it it was ok Nov 19, Why I Live at the P. 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Liz rated it it was amazing May 31, Bookvica rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Goodreads helps iudith keep track of books you want to read.

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Fatemeh Musavi rated it it was amazing Aug 18, It’s a perfect historical intervention, and I think Fetterley uses it readr it makes the rest of the chapter a little bit of a letdown, after that early strike.

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