Dancing Through the Minefield: Some Observations on the Theory, Method, and Politics in Feminist Literary Criticism: Annette Kolodny: “Dancing Through the. Annette Kolodny quotes. Quote:”Dancing through the Minefield: Some Observations on the Theory, Practice, and Politics of a Feminist Literary Criticism” . Dancing Through the Minefield: Some Observations on the Theory, Practice, and Politics of a Feminist Annette Kolodny – – Feminist Studies 14 (3)
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Like their husbands and fathers, women too shared in economic motives behind emigration ; and like the men, women also dreamed of transforming the wilderness. You can follow thgough responses to this entry through the RSS 2. Notify me of new comments via email. In any case, here we go.
Capping mihefield was already a long and distinguished career, in Annette Kolodny published In Search of First Contact: Elaine Showalter – – Critical Inquiry 8 2: Ecofeminists theorize that a culture based on dominating women is directly connected to social ideals that promote the environmental abuse of the earth.
Of course, many more women authors have found their ways into the literary canon, and much more feminist literary criticism written by women scholars is being published, much is yet to be settled. In other words, now is the time to switch our traditional roles. As an example, literary history is a fiction which we recreate daily when we read it. Email required Address never made public. Dancing Between Left and Right: There is little sense of the conquering-of-the- frontier mentality that Kolodny discovered in the male writers she discussed in Danciing of the Land.
Since the grounds upon which we assign aesthetic value to texts are never infallible, unchangeable, or universal, we must reexamine not only our aesthetics but, as well, the inherent biases and assumptions informing the critical methods which in part shape our aesthetic responses.
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Our understanding of the meaning of any text is a result of our needs and desires as well as our predisposition. Based on her experience as a senior administrator in higher education, Kolodny published Failing the Future: The influential magazine Indian Country Today immediately named it as one of the 12 most important books in Native American Studies published in minefirld Pluralism in this context refers to a conscious effort not to limit oneself to a single critical approach when reading a text.
First, she writes, “literary history…is a fiction.
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The Western Literature Association awarded the book the Thomas Lyon Prize as “the best book in Western literary and cultural studies published in If we kolidny going to establish canon functions as a model, we have to forget our own. These three general theoretical principles are then supported danving the concept of pluralism. Feminist Studies 6 1: The first section is titled “Book One: Therefore, this will move us to pleasure. Since the grounds upon which we assign aesthetic value to texts are never infallible, unchangeable, or universal, we must reexamine not only our aesthetics butas well, the inherent biases and assumptions informing the critical methods which in part shape our aesthetic responses.
Kolodny specifically refers to a feminist pluralism, which validates “multiple interpretations of various texts”  according to the usefulness of a pluralistic view of a text. Following her tenure as dean, which spanned from toKolodny was named College of Humanities Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Arizona. Gale Research Company,p. After graduation, she took a position on the editorial staff at Newsweek. Although we may be moving forward in terms of feminist literary criticism, and considering the length of time that has passed since Kolodny wrote her article, it seems we still have a long way to go.
When we learn how to interpret or read any certain text by learning interpretive paradigms and reading techniques, we will understand the text and what the author wants to represent. It was stipulated that the royalties from this text go to the Penobscot.
Andrew Kaplan – – Educational Theory 42 3: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Examples of this would include liberal feminismsocialist feminismand ecofeminism. Leave a Reply Minnefield reply Enter your comment here She asserts if people are reading the women authors they have discovered thus far, then their predecessors, other women authors from the past, must be reevaluated as well.
Literary history and with that, the historicity of literature is a fiction.
June Howard – – Feminist Studies 14 1: Because of our changed assumption, circumstances, and requirements, we get different meanings and different interpretations even if we read the same text different times. History of Western Philosophy.
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Your email address will not be published. But such a canon is formed by critics whose values of aestheticism are not neutral. But neither is the text pure; it is also moulded by social relations and customs. Freudian and psychoanalytic influences are apparent in this text, especially in the “psychosexual dynamic of a virginal paradise” Kolodny, Land Before Her3. The Eighteenth Century”, discusses the romanticized agrarian and pastoral ideals that coloured the view of America, especially in its comparisons to ideal lands like Elysium and Arcadiaand the consequences that arose from such ideals, such as the exploitation and alteration of the land.
Added to PP index Total downloads 64, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 29 14, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? In other words, we have to forger our history. I was quite taken with this excerpt from Kolodny. Ackerly – – Cambridge University Press.