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A Room of One’s Own’s (Resistance to) Feminist Interpretations and Feminism

Abstract : This article focuses on A Room of One’s Own’s ambivalent relationship with feminism and feminist literary criticism. Its twofold ambition is to reexamine the essay’s feminist appropriations by mapping out a panorama of the contradictory feminist interpretations of the text and of Woolf’s feminist stance, and to explore by what means A Room of One’s Own, this highly feminist text, paradoxically resists feminist interpretations and feminism itself. Woolf develops a textual strategy which ‘resists (feminist) direction’ and precludes any definitive feminist interpretations or appropriations of the essay, but also she openly, if partly ironically, disavows feminism, and sketches out an elusive feminism of her own.
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Valérie Favre. A Room of One’s Own’s (Resistance to) Feminist Interpretations and Feminism. Études britanniques contemporaines - Revue de la Société dʼétudes anglaises contemporaines, Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2020, ⟨10.4000/ebc.9184⟩. ⟨halshs-02551523⟩

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