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Feminist Theory

Kennedy, Rosanne


It would be difficult to overstate the impact of feminist theory on studies of the British and American novel. While women historically have been significant as producers and consumers of the novel, they were neglected by critics prior to feminism. In 1976, Ellen Moers proposed that women writers such as Jane Austen and Harriet Beecher Stowe had been marginalized because they �have written novels, a genre with which literary historians and anthologists are still ill at ease� (1976, Literary...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Encyclopedia of the Novel
DOI: /10.1002/9781444337815.wbeotnf001


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