Annette Kolodny quotes. Quote:”Dancing through the Minefield: Some Observations on the Theory, Practice, and Politics of a Feminist Literary Criticism” . Annette Kolodny. Dancing Through the Minefield: Some Observations on the Theory, practice, and Politics of a Feminist Literary Criticism. Kolodny’s theoretical. 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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Kolodny states thr “we appropriate meaning from a text…according the critical assumptions or predispositions conscious or not that we bring to it. Our observation and evaluation of any work of art should depend on how we create or reshape our sense of the past.

We have to establish new norms of evaluation of our works of art by developing our critical methods of evaluation which we used before. Jonathan Loesberg – – Paragraph 14 3: These two books abnette a connection to ecofeminism, particularly Lay of the Land.

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What we need to understand in any literary history, we have to learn from the past in order to understand the present. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Kolodny is also well known for two essays published in The first section is titled “Book One: Sign in Create an account.


I was quite taken with this excerpt from Kolodny. Ecofeminists theorize that a culture based on dominating women is directly connected to social ideals that promote the environmental abuse of the earth. Feminism and Literary Study: 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.

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While the book got positive reviews and pioneered the field of feminist ecocriticismKolodny was denied promotion and tenure in the English Department at the University of New Hampshire. Feminist Studies 6 1: Literary history is a fiction.

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The book is organized chronologically, in much the same way as Lay of the Land. First, she writes, “literary history…is a fiction.

It is a book about needed educational innovations in the twenty-first century.

The critical interpretation is formed by the interaction between two objects: Over the course of her scholarly career, Kolodny has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship, and others. Lynda Zwinger – – Hypatia 7 2: Likewise, The Land Before Her exemplifies the same ideas from a different point of view in the ideal of the domestic garden, or the altering of nature.


Koldony, this will move us to pleasure. In other words, our history. With these metaphors firmly in sight, the colonists had a framework through which to view the vast stretches of North America as less alien and terrifying. Rather, the object of minefiels is to make use of multiple critical approaches and to get a fuller appreciation of the variety of meanings which can be present in a single text.

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On “Dancing Through the Minefield”. The Documents of Exploration and Colonization, —”, the comparison of the land to an untouched, virginal paradise begins the exploration. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The Twentieth Century”, deals with the increase of industrialization and the yearning both “to return to and to master the beautiful and bountiful femininity of the new continent.