Feminist Narratology Analysis

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In reading, towards a feminist narratology author begins by admitting that feminism and narratology would seem to be strange bed-fellows, the one being “impressionistic, evaluative and political” , the other being “scientific, descriptive and non ideological”. Indeed, no contemporary theory has exerted so little influence on feminist theory as formalist-structuralist narratology . Author posits that there are many reasons for this distrust of narratology on the part of feminism.First and foremost reason that is discussed is that the complex and alienating vocabulary of narratology, the distrust of binaristic thinking to which Structuralism is prone, the fact that “no work in the field of narratology has taken gender into account” , the …show more content…
First and most clear thing that Jane Gallop talks about is how in 1960’s literature plays role in society and society plays role in literature. Also author describes that through term “Criticism” author refers to what, by the 1960’s was certainly the most commonly practiced in form of scholarship. More importantly, Outside of literary studies, “literary criticism” is more likely to mean some form of evaluation and “criticism” unmodified has the primarily negative sense of fault-finding. The last anthology we will consider, published in 1987, is entitled Feminist issues in literary scholarship. The word “scholarship” in the title replaces the ambiguous “criticism” of the earlier collections. “Scholarship” is most frequently used in the essay by meaning of “Feminist Criticism”. So in essay History is like Mother author is overall trying to prove how history feds into literature and how literature feds into …show more content…
I disagree with author when he says “feminist are not marginalized” because I know for fact that in 1970’s women had no rights and their writing were not respected and women had no rights to speak against any kind of issues meaning they were marginalized as it clearly explains as them not having right to speak against men then they were considered marginalized so that also makes author quotation invalid according to my

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