“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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Amy Fairgrieve rated it really liked it Mar 23, This one I’ve been meaning to read since Juddith read the introduction in Mary Ann Wilson’s feminist theory class a decade ago, and I could never since understand why I couldn’t find a copy, since it seemed like a really novel approach, a specifically gender centered take on reader-response. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.

The Henry James Review. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Latifa Al-hajeri rated it liked it Mar 23, Judith Fetterley born is a literary scholar known for her work in feminism and women’s studies.

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. Account Options Sign in. Indiana University Press Amazon.

Contents Four American Short Stories. Meagan rated it really liked it Aug 23, Of these, the chapters on Mailer and James seem to me best. Liz rated it it was amazing May 31, Pages and pages of wrong.


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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. What she did instead was analyze Mailer’s proudly and violently chauvinist hellscape but then she didn’t get to the redemption! In other words, I think that’s almost a model chapter of what a really self-aware political feminist critic can do. Now recognized as a classic of feminist literary criticism, The Resisting Reader generated both praise and critique upon publication.

I don’t think I will ever tire of reading her well thought out, brilliantly written observations. What she did instead was analyze Mailer’s proudly and violently This was a very nice palate cleanser after a book of pretty sexist critics on Ulysses and Farheinheit 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: References to this book The Constraints of Desire: That said, her reading of The Bostonians, which I don’t have very crisp memories of, is detailed and feels sharp and about right.

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The Resisting Reader: A Feminist Approach to American Fiction

My professor must have been like “this will piss Coalton off, I will assign this,” because I discuss things a lot in my senior seminar and, oh boy, I am going to deconstruct the living shit out of this garbage. Fetterley began her academic career at the University of Pennsylvaniawhere she taught from to There are other moments in Fetterley’s readings that are bold but also seem, at least to me, a little wrong headed.


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. Dawn rated it it was ok Aug 19, Fetterley’s interpretations, especially of the short stories, offer compelling syntheses of psychology, history, literary history, cultural politics, and literary observation.

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A Feminist Approach to American Fiction. I’d assign this chapter to all my students if it didn’t mean that they had to read The Bostonians to follow it. James Sheasley rated it it was amazing Nov 21, Anne rated it it was amazing Jan 15, 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 juidth act of the feminist critic must fesisting to become a resisting reader rather than an assenting reader That’s why The Awakening by Kate Chopin’s protagonist woman has trouble and conflict showing her sexuality to other men Views Read Edit View history.

Fetterley then turns this interpretation rfader a feminist axis: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions – View all The Resisting Reader: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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