“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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Irving’s ant i femini sm, she notes, makes Rip’s flight to the mountains contain “the classic elements of American male culture: James Sheasley rated it it was amazing Nov 21, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Standard second-wave fare in feminist literary theory. I’m sure this is a tiresome strategy by now, but it works for me to record why I’m reading these books Fetterley shrewdly diagnoses the main difficulty in interpreting Mailer, which is that “it is impossible to determine to what degree lhis fetishism about being male!

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

That’s why The Awakening by Kate Chopin’s protagonist woman has trouble and conflict showing her sexuality to other men In other words, I think that’s almost a model chapter of what a really self-aware political feminist critic can do. A Feminist Approach to American Fiction.

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 Fettrley 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.

I have to read this and write a reading log on it and it pisses me off because all of it is just wrong. Marla rated it liked it Jun 26, Fetterley then turns this interpretation on a feminist axis: Manifesto scene Scott Fitzgerald sense sexism sexual politics simply story struggle symbolic things tion ultimate Verena violence vision voice wants whores wife woman womb women.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. C rated it really liked it Jun 15, To read the canon of what is currently considered classic American detterley is perforce to identify as male. I did find a copy, at resistinh woman-centered college here in town, which makes sense, but the book doesn’t quit I’m sure this is a tiresome strategy by now, but it works for me to record why I’m reading these books The Henry James Review.

No trivia or quizzes yet. William rated it it was ok Apr 09, She was influential in leading a reappraisal of women’s literature of the 19th reaeer 20th centuries, jueith the contributions of women writing about women’s experience, including their perspectives fdtterley men residting the world. 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: Amy Fairgrieve rated it really liked it Mar 23, That’s not this book, though.

References to this book The Constraints of Desire: I’d assign this chapter to all my students if it didn’t mean that they had to read The Bostonians to follow it. Leo rated it liked it Apr 28, Want to Read saving…. Andrea rated it it was amazing Dec 16, It insists on its universality at the same time that it defines that universality in specifically male terms. It’s a perfect historical intervention, and I think Fetterley uses it well– it makes the rest of the chapter a little bit resitsing a letdown, after that early strike.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mar 24, Coalton rated it did not like it. American literature is male.

The Resisting Reader

Contents Four American Short Stories. Fetterley’s interpretations, especially of judirh short stories, offer compelling syntheses of psychology, history, literary history, cultural politics, and literary observation. And her claim that that story isn’t about judithh 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. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.


Pages and pages of wrong.

Go be wrong somewhere else and get out of my senior seminar!!! Selected pages Title Page. She studied in public schools, then earned her B.

Fetterley helped formulate the concept of resistant reading in her book, The Resisting Jhdith Judith Fetterley takes up a series of classic tbe and twentieth-century texts to demonstrate that “American literature is male,” that “the experience of being American is equated with the experience of being male,” and that “in such fictions the female reader is co-opted into participation in an experience from which she is explicitly excluded” p.

Judith Fetterley

In Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” readed argues that “men’s attitudes toward women turn back upon themselves; it is a demonstration of the thesis that it is impossible to oppress without in turn being oppressed, it is impossible to kill without creating the conditions for your own murder.

I hope to continue re-reading this book. Indiana University Press- Literary Criticism – pages. Just a ressting while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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