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Journal

2005 | 46 | 6(273) | 525-537

Article title

Gender Studies - Dilemmas of a Student of Literature

Authors

Title variants

Languages of publication

PL

Abstracts

EN
This article tries to answer a pair of questions which are connected with the arrival of gender studies. One concerns the benefits and inspiring insights inherent in the concept of gender and the other problems and controversies that result from its adoption into the field of literary studies. First, the concept of gender is examined in relation to other critical terms from the toolbox of literary theory and cultural studies. A review of the main issues that have been opened up by the gender approach is followed by an balanced assessment of its achievements and shortcomings, its potential to inspire and to lead astray. The theoretical frame for this analysis is provided by the notion of a culture-conditioned object of reading. This concept as well as the distinction between the knowledge of literature and the conditioning of knowledge in literature are explained. Finally, the article offers a few suggestions how to preserve literature from the dangers of instrumentalization.

Journal

Year

Volume

46

Issue

Pages

525-537

Physical description

Document type

ARTICLE

Contributors

author
  • A. Lebkowska, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Wydzial Polonistyki, ul. Golebia 16, 31-007 Krak√≥w, Poland

References

Document Type

Publication order reference

Identifiers

CEJSH db identifier
06PLAAAA01373061

YADDA identifier

bwmeta1.element.074330e5-4ece-35a2-a4de-28869d8e1a70
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