29/9/2018 0 Comments
Today, we're talking about the literary theory of feminist criticism! Don't just think this is just a spin off of feminism because this literary theory focuses on a lot more than that.
If you're wondering what it is exactly that I cover in this video, well there's a lot and this theory really has a bit of interpretation within it. I talk about female representation in literature; the different theories of feminist criticism, including Anglo-American, English and French; the psychoanalytic side of this theory; and the concept of analysing language to look at what 'man' and 'woman' language is.
So, if you want to hear more about those because their sparking your interest, give this video a watch! Also, let me know what you think in the comments below. What do you think of feminist criticism? What do you think of the idea that language is male dominated in literature? I'm sure there are a lot of differing opinions out there!
The book I mention in the video is called ‘Beginning Theory: an introduction to literary and cultural theory’ by Peter Barry. Give it a read if you want to learn more about literary theories OR check out the range of resources out there!
That's it from me. Remember to ignite the story and I'll see you again soon!
Charlotte is a reading and writing lover who has completed a creative writing intensive course at the University of Oxford and is a current university student studying a double degree in journalism and creative writing. If you are curious to learn more, check out the 'About' page.