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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New Feminist Criticismpp. I was quite taken with this excerpt from Kolodny. I find it difficult to create a summary of this excerpt; I found so much that was enjoyable and noteworthy in it that I fear my summary may be longer than the excerpt itself. In any case, here we go.

While Kolodny is specifically speaking of feminist literary criticism, I think that all critics can learn kolodn her elevation of truth and mutual understanding over any one particular ideology or strain of an ideology. For all her idealistic language, however, Kolodny is careful not to slip too far into the realm of wishful fantasy.


Her final assertion, that individual scholarly work in feminist criticism, while to some degree intrinsically valuable, is most worthwhile and worthy when it is in service of the goal of improving the lives of all women, underscores one of my most fervently held beliefs: I suppose that it truly is evidence of a patriarchally controlled world that the portrait presented to most people of feminists is to use mild hyperbole one that consists only of indignant militants and not one of such delightful, impassioned, and brilliant thinkers as Kolodny.

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