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Social Science Feminism & Feminist Theory

Gynocritics/La Gynocritique

Feminist Approaches to Canadian and Quebec Women's Writing

edited by Barbara Godard

ECW Press
Initial publish date
Jul 1988
Feminism & Feminist Theory, Essays
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    Jul 1988
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The Dialogue Conference at York University provided an opportunity for a number of scholars to bring a feminist perspective to women's writing in Québec and the rest of Canada. The essays in this volume explore women as readers and writers; the collection concludes with the first extensive bibliography of feminist criticism about Canadian and Québec literature, much of which is drawn from unindexed sources.

About the author

About the Editor: Barbara Godard is a founding co-editor of Tessera, and teaches English literature and Women's Studies at York University. She has translated a number of Quebec feminist writers including France Theoret and Nicole Brossard. She is the editor/author of several books including Gynocritics/Gynocritiques: Feminist Approaches to the Writing of Canadian and Quebec Women and Audrey Thomas: Her Life and Work.

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Editorial Reviews

“It's a first-rate but very scholarly leading-edge contribution to feminist literary criticism. Its interpretations of Canadian women's writings are creative and unapologetically radical.” —The Ottawa Citizen

Gynocritics is a welcome addition to the work being done in Canada and elsewhere to historicize and theorize feminist writing and critical practice.” —University of Toronto Quarterly

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