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    Katherine Payant
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The study concentrates on popular fiction, which is seen as evidence of the widespread influence of feminism and .

The study concentrates on popular fiction, which is seen as evidence of the widespread influence of feminism and as a vehicle for dissemination of mainstream feminist ideas. The opening chapter argues that feminist-influenced popular literature has been neglected by critics and stresses the importance of its study to discern how social movements, such as feminism, affect the arts. The 1980s and early 1990s showed themes broadening into women's experiences, such as motherhood, and bonds between women, including mother/daughter relationships and friendships.

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should captivate general readers as well as academics. Changing the Story is an important work of feminist criticism certain to spark controversy within the feminist community. - American Literature. The feminist fiction movement of the 1960s-1980s was and is as significant a movement as Modernism.

The academic discipline of women's writing as a discrete area of literary studies which is based on the notion that the experience of women, historically, has been shaped by their gender, and so women writers by definition are a group worthy o. .

The academic discipline of women's writing as a discrete area of literary studies which is based on the notion that the experience of women, historically, has been shaped by their gender, and so women writers by definition are a group worthy of separate study: "Their texts emerge from and intervene in conditions usually very different from those which produced most writing by me. It is not a question of the subject matter or political stance of a particular author, but of her gender, .

Personal Name: Payant, Katherine B. Publication, Distribution, et. Contributions in women's studies, 0147-104X ; no. 134. Bibliography, etc. Note

Personal Name: Payant, Katherine B. Westport, Conn. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. -233) and index. Uniform Title: Contributions in women's studies ; no.

Becoming and Bonding: Contemporary Feminism and Popular Fiction by American. About the author (1991). Gayle Greene is Professor of Literature and Women's Studies at Scripps College, Claremont California. She has published books on Shakespeare, women writers, and scientific issues. Her most recent books are "Doris Lessing: The Poetics of Change" and "The Woman Who Knew Too Much: Alice Stewart and the Secrets of Radiation.

Women’s literature presents a unique view into the female American experience. The feminist movement called into question the role of women in society and female authors responded by creating works presenting. America experienced many changes following the Civil War. The country was in a period of transformation, including political, economic, social, and literary shifts.

of fiction, theory, and criticism all revolving around one thing: feminism.

Whether you're looking to brush up on the early days of the movement, inspired by modern day feminist heroes, or simply be astounded at how far we've come, these are the perfect feminist books to pick up for Women's History Month. From the 1700s to the 2010s, literature is studded with spectacular works of fiction, theory, and criticism all revolving around one thing: feminism. Though feminism may not have been on her mind when she wrote the story of the intrepid March sisters in the 1860s, Alcott has influenced numerous generations of bold, loving and unconventional women.

Expounding the view that the feminist movement has both encouraged and enriched literature by women, Katherine Payant examines a large body of popular fiction of the late 1960s through the early 1990s, relating these writers and works to the women's movement and feminist theories. The study concentrates on popular fiction, which is seen as evidence of the widespread influence of feminism and as a vehicle for dissemination of mainstream feminist ideas.

The opening chapter argues that feminist-influenced popular literature has been neglected by critics and stresses the importance of its study to discern how social movements, such as feminism, affect the arts. Chapters dealing with the 1970s and 1980s survey relevant feminist theories and tie them to representative novels. Especially characteristic of the 1970s was the novel of development, of growing up female, or, in feminist terminology, the social construction of femininity. The 1980s and early 1990s showed themes broadening into women's experiences, such as motherhood, and bonds between women, including mother/daughter relationships and friendships. Chosen for special focus in individual chapters are Marge Piercy, Mary Gordon, and Toni Morrison, all immensely successful during the last twenty years and reflecting divergent perspectives on feminism. Gordon, writing from an Irish Catholic perspective, synthesizes feminist ideas with traditional feminine experiences. Morrison celebrates the strength and laments the pain of African-American women, but shows ambivalence toward some feminist issues in the light of the experiences of black women. Written in accessible prose, this work will deepen the appreciation of readers of these novelists and can serve as valuable supplementary reading for courses in women's studies and women in literature. An extensive bibliography includes primary sources and studies in feminism, literary criticism, and contemporary women's writing.