FEMINIST LITERARY CRITICISM

Authors

  • N. A. Dhivya Research Scholar, Universidade de São Paulo xmdhiv.a@hotmail.com

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46291/wwsj.v1i1.1

Keywords:

literature and feminism, feminist criticism, western literature

Abstract

Feminist literary criticism arose thirty years ago, and became widespread in Western Europe and the United States. Today, there is practically no large American university where there would be no courses on female / feminist literature and criticism, as well as gender aspects of literary work. In this study the general concept of criticism over literature by feminism outlined.

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Published

2016-07-01

How to Cite

N. A. Dhivya. (2016). FEMINIST LITERARY CRITICISM. WORLD WOMEN STUDIES JOURNAL, 1(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.46291/wwsj.v1i1.1

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