Dancing Through the Minefield: Some Observations on the Theory, Method, and Politics in Feminist Literary Criticism: Annette Kolodny: “Dancing Through the. Annette Kolodny quotes. Quote:”Dancing through the Minefield: Some Observations on the Theory, Practice, and Politics of a Feminist Literary Criticism” . Dancing Through the Minefield: Some Observations on the Theory, Practice, and Politics of a Feminist Annette Kolodny – – Feminist Studies 14 (3)
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ENGL PAB#1: On Annette Kolodny, “Dancing through the Minefield” | A. Lorean Hartness
The Same and the Different: These two latest books mark the culmination kolodnj a scholarly career that began with studies of the American frontiers and moved into breakthrough examinations of trans-Atlantic contacts between Europeans and Native Americans.
You are commenting using your Twitter account. History koldony Western Philosophy. Secondly, readers of texts “engage…not texts but paradigms. She asserts if people are reading the women authors they have discovered thus far, then their predecessors, other women authors from the past, must be reevaluated as well.
The book is organized chronologically, in much the same way as Lay of the Land. Book two, “From Promotion to Literature, —”, follows attempts to encourage women to move westward by male writers to western narratives by the women themselves. To give preference to texts by this group was to ignore texts created by other social groups.
ENGL 810: PAB#1: On Annette Kolodny, “Dancing through the Minefield”
It examines the competition between Leif Eiriksson and Christopher Columbus for the title of “first discoverer”. Fine literature by women writers, is a result of their researching of the past. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Since the grounds upon which we assign aesthetic value to texts are never infallible, unchangeable, or universal, we must reexamine not only our aesthetics butas well, the inherent biases and assumptions informing the critical methods which in part shape our aesthetic responses.
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Kolodny states that “we appropriate meaning from a text…according the critical assumptions or predispositions conscious or not that we bring to it. Lynda Zwinger – – Hypatia 7 2: On “Dancing Through the Minefield”.
Male writers will be better readers if they read works written by women. Kolodny goes beyond the idea of molodny ideology that what happened to our. Turning the Lens on “The Panther Captivity”: Kolodny specifically refers to a feminist pluralism, which validates “multiple interpretations of various texts”  according to the usefulness of a pluralistic view of a text.
While she does not specify that alternative critical tue should come from different ethnicities or sexualitiesthere is no reason why they could not and such inclusion would only increase the scope of the “broad critical awareness”  mentioned above. Although we may be moving forward in terms of feminist literary criticism, and considering the length of time that has passed since Kolodny wrote her article, it seems we still have a long way to go.
The Nineteenth Century”, examines the dual images of Mother and Mistress in the land, as well as the frustration of the pastoral impulse with the closing of the American frontier and the victory of the industrialized North in the American Civil War. Since the grounds upon which we assign aesthetic value to texts are never infallible, unchangeable, or universal, we must reexamine not only our aesthetics but, as well, the inherent biases and assumptions informing the critical methods which in part shape our aesthetic responses.
In “Dancing Through the Minefield”, Kolodny througg this theory to the literary canonthose works of literature that are considered appropriate for study.
Since the grounds upon which we assign dacning value to texts are never infallible, unchangeable, or universal, we must re-examine not only our aesthetics but, as well, the inherent biases and assumptions informing the critical methods which in part shape our aesthetic responses.
Dancing Through the Minefield: These include the ability of legislators and administrators to make uninformed decisions about budget cuts without realizing the effect of such cuts on quality dahcing a myriad of problems about tenure and promotions processes, which Kolodny believes still reflect an attitude antagonistic to women or ethnic minorities; a problem with anti-feminist and anti- intellectual harassment; the lack of support available for students with children; the extent to which women and non-whites are still considered outsiders on university campuses; and the effect of an outdated curriculum in the face of greater demographic diversity and changing student learning needs.
Both of these books relate to a subgenre of feminism called ecological feminism or ecofeminism, a social and political doctrine that posits a relationship between the subjugation of women and the destruction of nature.
Her major scholarly writings examine the experiences of women on the American frontiers and the projection of female imagery onto the American landscape. Defining Women Through Feminist Practice.
Danfing article has no associated abstract. Rather, they must be taken into the world through activism. Kolodny taught at several universities, including the University of Maryland and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute before being named Dean of the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
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