Rooney's essay addresses the question of novel reading and novel form in feminist literary critique and recent debates on reading by way of Sianne Ngai's work on the interesting and its intersection with the novelistic and with a contemporary figure of feminist protest: the pussy hat.
Feminists Reading Novels, Now, and Again, and Again
ellen rooney is professor of Modern Culture and Media, English, and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brown University. She is the author of Seductive Reasoning: Pluralism as the Problematic of Contemporary Literary Theory and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Literary Theory. She is also coeditor of differences: a journal of feminist cultural studies and associate editor of Novel: A Forum on Fiction. Her current project is titled “The Reading Effect and the Persistence of Form.”
Ellen Rooney; Feminists Reading Novels, Now, and Again, and Again. Novel 1 November 2017; 50 (3): 441–451. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00295132-4195080
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