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

Gender Studies - Dilemmas of a Student of Literature

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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.
Year
Volume
46
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Pages
525-537
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ARTICLE
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  • A. Lebkowska, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Wydzial Polonistyki, ul. Golebia 16, 31-007 Krak√≥w, Poland
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06PLAAAA01373061
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bwmeta1.element.074330e5-4ece-35a2-a4de-28869d8e1a70
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