Key Ideas of Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar

Like Showalter, Gilbert and Gubar have analysed the nineteenth century for the position of the  woman novelist in The Madwoman in the Attic (1979), the 2-volume No Man’s Land (1987-89) and their edition of The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women (1985). Their interest, like Showalter, is in the material conditions of the woman writer’s creativity.… Read More Key Ideas of Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar

 Gynocriticism A Brief Note

A concept introduced by Elaine Showalter in Towards a Feminist Poetics gynocriticism refers to a kind of criticism with woman as writer/producer of textual meaning, as against woman as reader (feminist critique). Being concerned with the specificity of women’s writings (gynotexts) and women’s experiences, it focuses on female subjectivity, female language and female literary career, and… Read More  Gynocriticism A Brief Note