The Resisting Reader

"Fetterley's questions are often so crucial, her observations repeatedly so acute, that they force us to ask how we avoided them in the past.

Author: Judith Fetterley

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253310784

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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"Fetterley's questions are often so crucial, her observations repeatedly so acute, that they force us to ask how we avoided them in the past." -- Women's Studies International Quarterly ..". thoughtful, informed, and well written." -- Choice
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A Rhetoric of Doing

Though the term resisting reader derives from feminist critical theory12 and strictly speaking refers to the experience of women readers who resist the masculine ideology of certain texts , the notion of the resisting reader may be ...

Author: James L. Kinneavy

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809315327

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

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Concerned with both the nature and the practice of discourse, the eighteen essays collected here treat rhetoric as a dynamic enterprise of inquiry, exploration, and application, and in doing so reflect James L. Kinneavy’s firm belief in the vital relationship between theory and practice, his commitment to a spirit of accommodation and assimilation that promotes the development of ever more powerful theories and ever more useful practices. A thorough introduction provides the reader with clear summaries of the essays by leading-edge theorists, researchers, and teachers of writing and rhetoric. A "field context" for the ideas presented in this book is provided through the division of the various chapters into four major sections that focus on classical rhetoric and rhetorical theory in historical contexts; on dimensions of discourse theory, aspects of discourse communities, and the sorts of knowledge people access and use in producing written texts; on writing in school-related contexts; and on several dimensions of nonacademic writing. A fifth section contains a bibliographic survey and an appreciation of James Kinneavy’s work. The exceptional range of these essays makes A Rhetoric of Doing an ecumenical examination of the current state of mind in rhetoric and written communication, a survey and description of what discourse and those in the field of discourse are, in fact, doing.
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Insights and Interpretations

I take the term " immasculation " from J. Fetterley , The Resisting Reader : A Feminist Approach to American Fic- tion ( Bloomington , 1978 ) . 39. In creating these images of the angels ' visit , the de- signers of the manuscripts drew ...

Author: Princeton University. Department of Art and Archaeology. Index of Christian Art

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691099901

Category: Art

Page: 260

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Established in 1917, the Index of Christian Art, located at Princeton University, is now the largest archive of medieval art in existence and the most specialized resource for the iconographer. Throughout its eighty-five years, it has justly been recognized as one of the most learned institutions for the study of the art and culture of the medieval world. The essays in this book, all by staff or scholars of the archive, highlight some of the current research in the archive and the scholarship for which it has been widely renowned. The studies cover art from the Late Antique period to the end of the fifteenth century and include most of the media represented in the archive, from manuscripts to sculpture to glass. From reinterpreting previous scholarship to making new insights into the medieval mind, they explore such themes as Jephtha's Daughter; Mary Magdalene; Saints Blaise, Paul, Joseph, and Elisabeth of Hungary; and topics including women in the Bibles moralis es, Late German sermons, the iconographic program at Bourges Cathedral, Franciscan devotional art, and a late medieval Islamic manuscript. This volume presents some of the most exciting and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of these subjects, from the home of medieval iconography in Princeton. The contributors are Adelaide Bennett, Lois Drewer, Ivan Great, Judith Golden, Gerald Guest, Margaret Jennings, Margaret Lindsey, Mika Natif, Lynn Ransom, Pamela Sheingorn, and A. E. Wright.
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Readers and Writers in Ovid s Heroides

Whether an ancient or a modern distinction, rooted in gender or not, this 'earnestness' of reading and readers, ... Desmond identifies Ovid's Dido with Judith Fetterley's (1978) 'resisting reader', i.e. the modern feminist reader who ...

Author: Efrossini Spentzou

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191531224

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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This is the first book-length study to reconstruct the experiences of the abandoned heroines of the Heroides, which have been largely ignored by past criticism. Dr Spentzou seeks ways to isolate, characterize, and release the female voice and experience within Ovid's male-authored text. Building on a wide range of ancient as well as modern images and reflections on gender and writing, the book attempts to map the relationship between gendered sensitivities and experience and generic expression and choices. Dr Spentzou uses the insight gained by the boom of intertextual studies in recent Latin scholarship to go a step further and address explicitly the ideologies of intertextual studies. This is a book about readers and reading, just as much as about women and gender, and it is also an in-depth study of the intricate and heated negotiations behind the interpretative act.
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Horror The Film Reader

See her The Resisting Reader: A Feminist Approach to American Fiction (Bloomington, Ind., 1978). On the possible variety of responses to a single film, see Norman N. Holland, “I-ing Film,” Critical Inquiry 12 (1986): 654–71.

Author: Mark Jancovich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134563753

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Horror, The Film Reader brings together key articles to provide a comprehensive resource for students of horror cinema. Mark Jancovich's introduction traces the development of horror film from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to The Blair Witch Project, and outlines the main critical debates. Combining classic and recent articles, each section explores a central issue of horror film, and features an editor's introduction outlining the context of debates.
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She writes, “The first act of the feminist critic must be to become a resisting rather than an assenting reader and, by this refusal to assent, to begin the process of exorcising the male mind that has been implanted in us” (The ...

Author: Arabella Lyon

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271075839

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

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The relationship between an author's and an audience's intentions is complex but need not preclude mutual engagement. This philosophical investigation challenges existing literary and rhetorical perspectives on intention and offers a new framework for understanding the negotiation of meaning. It describes how an audience's intentions affect their interpretations, shows how audiences negotiate meaning when faced with a writer's undecipherable intentions, and defines the scope of understanding within rhetorical situations. Introducing a concept of intention into literary analysis that supersedes existing rhetorical theory, Arabella Lyon shows how the rhetorics of I. A. Richards, Wayne Booth, and Stanley Fish, as well as the hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer, fail to account for the complex interactions of author and audience. Using Kenneth Burke's concepts of form, motive, and purpose, she builds a more complex notion of intention than those usually found in literary studies, then employs her theory to describe how philosophers read Wittgenstein's narratives, metaphors, and reversals in argument. Lyon argues that our differences in intention prevent consistency in interpretations but do not stop our discussions, deliberations, and actions. She seeks to acknowledge difference and the communicative problems it creates while demonstrating that difference is normal and does not end our engagement with each other. Intentions combines recent work in philosophy, literary criticism, hermeneutics, and rhetoric in a highly imaginative way to construct a theory of intention for a postmodern rhetoric. It recovers and renovates central concepts in rhetorical theory—not only intention but also deliberation, politics, and judgment.
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Gendering the Reader

THE RESISTING READER AND THE RENEGADE READER What are the possibilities for the reader who does not take up the colluding position offered to her / him through the dominant reading of the text ? This question has been taken up by Judith ...

Author: Sara Mills


ISBN: UOM:39015032556261

Category: Authorship

Page: 260

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In dit boek wordt de relatie tussen gender en lezen/interpretatie onderzocht. De auteurs gaan er niet van uit dat vrouwen per definitie anders lezen dan mannen. Ze onderzoeken veeleer wanneer gender wel en niet een verschil maakt in de interpretatie. Daarbij worden zowel etnografische, linguistische als literair-theoretische methoden gehanteerd.
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Feminist Companion to Matthew

Iudith Fetterley in The Resisting Reader, for example, concentrated on the way in which women readers are often forced to read as males in American literature.6 Annette Kolodny in a stimulating article, 'A Map for Rereading: Or, ...

Author: Amy-Jill Levine

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781841272115

Category: Religion

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Conjoining diverse methodological and ideological approaches with a focus on specific texts, this volume ..... presents ground-breaking insights on the Gospel of Matthew...... (from back cover)
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The Written Reader

The Resisting Reader. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1977. Finke, Laurie A. Feminist Theory, Women's Writing. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1992. Fish, Stanley. Doing What Comes Naturally. Durham: Duke UP, 1989. ---. "Interpreting the Variorum.

Author: Elizabeth Anne Oman


ISBN: UCAL:C3405056


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