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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 321–328.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Amanda Anderson A therapeutic impulse could be said to stand behind two distinctive responses to ideological criticism that have formed in the field of literary criticism over the past few decades. The first response is best characterized as an ascesis that willfully reduces the methodological...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 196–206.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of the two appears to be due partly to the Christian turn to a hermeneutics of the subject and partly to the disappearance in modern philosophy (with Descartes) of ascesis as the condi- tion of access to truth and its replacement with an epistemological prioritization of evidence. As Frédéric Gros...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 79–109.
Published: 01 May 2002
... of these kinds of female ascesis are now often seen (sometimes rather smugly) as complicit with eugenic and evolutionary dis- courses that privileged the white, middle-class female--whose maternal mission and sexual purity Schreiner and other New Woman writers are reputed to have celebrated...