Borderwork

9780801428692: Hardback
Release Date: 9th November 1994

9781501727948: Paperback
Release Date: 15th August 2018

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 354

Series Reading Women Writing

Cornell University Press

Borderwork

Feminist Engagements with Comparative Literature

The first book to assess the impact of feminist criticism on comparative literature, Borderwork recharts the intellectual and institutional boundaries on that discipline and calls for the contextualization of the study of comparative literature within the areas of discourse, culture, ideology, race, and gender.

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The first book to assess the impact of feminist criticism on comparative literature, Borderwork recharts the intellectual and institutional boundaries on that discipline. The seventeen essays collected here, most published for the first time, together call for the contextualization of the study of comparative literature within the areas of discourse, culture, ideology, race, and gender. Contributors: Bella Brodzki, VèVè A. Clark, Chris Cullens, Greta Gaard, Sabine Gölz, Sarah Webster Goodwin, Margaret R. Higonnet, Marianne Hirsch, Susan Sniader Lanser, Françoise Lionnet, Fedwa Malti-Douglas, Lore Metzger, Nancy K. Miller, Obioma Nnaemakea, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Anca Vlasopolos.

Margaret R. Higonnet is Professor of English Emerita at the University of Connecticut. She is the editor of Nurses at the Front: Writing the Wounds of the Great War and Lines of Fire: Women Writers on World War I, among many other books.

"Disciplinary borders and the recontextualization of fields are central to Borderwork’s project to bring feminist critical perspectives to bear on the field of comparative literature. The new feminist comparative literature articulated here has moved closer to its disciplinary younger cousin, cultural studies."

Judith Kegan Gardiner
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