"Feminist Stylistics" introduces readers to a range of issues and skills in the analysis of texts from a feminist perspective. Sarah Mills uses close language study and linguistic theory to set out the rationale for feminist text analysis. She examines sexism, political correctness, reader positioning, narrative, agency, discourse, character and role analysis - and sets the examination of literary texts alongside texts such as newspapers, pop songs and advertisements. "Feminist Stylistics" presumes no prior knowledge of either feminist or stylistic theory. Each chapter shows how the issue has been discussed in stylistics, and goes on to provide a feminist theoretical framework or critique. This sustained account of feminist stylistics includes an extensive bibliography and numerous suggestions for further work. "Feminist Stylistics" is an essential text for anyone interested in discussing the language and the "gendering" of texts.
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Published July 31, 1995
Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy.