Showalter () pairs gynocritics with Alice. Jardine’s neologism gynesis, defined as “the putting into discourse of ‘woman’” (Jardine. , 58), to meet the . Looking from the perspective of Showalter’s gynocriticism, the present study aims at expounding Rich’s A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far as a female text. THE NEW FEMINIST CRITICISM Essays on Women, Literature, and Theory. Edited by Elaine Showalter. pp. New York: Pantheon Books.

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While previous figures like Virginia Woolf and Simone de Beauvoir had already begun to review and evaluate the female image in literature, [2] and second-wave feminism had explored phallocentrism and sexism through a female reading of male authors, gynocriticism was designed as a “second phase” in feminist criticism showalrer turning to a focus on, and interrogation of female authorship, images, the feminine experience and ideology, and the history and development of the female literary tradition.

Elaine Showalter, an American feminist, retired recently from faculty position in Princeton University in GRIN Publishing, located in Munich, Germany, has specialized since its foundation in in the publication of academic ebooks and books.

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Poststructuralists complained that it fetishized the role of the authorat the expense of the reader and the text, and that its grand narrative, setting up a female canon in opposition to the male, was essentialistand omitted differences and divisions among women, leaving out lesbians and shodalter of colorfor example. First Wave of Feminism in Politics and Literature.

Gynocriticism helped reclaim from obscurity a vast body of early female writings, often published in Virago[6] as well shpwalter producing such feminist classics as The Madwoman in the Attic. Archetypal criticism Biographical criticism Chicago school Cultural materialism Darwinian criticism Deconstruction Descriptive poetics Ecocriticism Feminist criticism Formalism Geocriticism Marxist criticism New Criticism New Historicism Postcolonial criticism Psychoanalytic criticism Reader-response showaltter Russian formalism Semiotic criticism Sociological criticism Source criticism Thing theory.


Gynocriticism or gynocritics is the term coined in the seventies by Elaine Showalter to describe a new literary project intended to construct “a female framework for the analysis of women’s literature”.

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Gynocriticism accordingly challenged a Freudian psychoanalytic perspective whereby the female inherently suffers envy of men and feelings of inadequacy and injustice, [3] combined with feelings of intellectual inferiority.

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