This book offers a guide to the history and development of feminist literary criticism and a reassessment of the main issues and authors in the field. The first section of the book explores protofeminist thought from the middle ages onwards. The second section examines the rise of second wave feminism and maps its interventions across the twentieth century. A final section examines the impact of postmodernism on feminist thought and practice.
These interviews from newspapers, journals and books address the major concerns of Cixous's critical work, such as her writing process, her views on literature, feminism, theater, autobiography, philosophy, politics, aesthetics, religion, ethics, human relations, and her roles as poet, playwright, professor, woman, Jew and French feminist theorist. Contains also two dialogues with Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida.