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ERIC Number: EJ1128589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
Locating Sites of Negations and Denegating "Negative Essentializing": Rereading Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One's Own"
Adhikari, Manahari
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v5 n6 p105-111 Dec 2014
This essay examines how Virginia Woolf uses writing as a tool to locate sites of negations, such as women's exclusion from places of power and knowledge, and to expose negative essentializing that permeates patriarchal structure in "A Room of One's Own." Whereas scholarship on the book has explored a wide range of issues including sex, gender, and history, "Locating" offers a new perspective to the book as an example of "dewriting," where Woolf confronts the stereotypical images of women, challenges gender and sexual ideologies, and restores dignity to women, thereby constructing a counter-narrative to misogynist masculine aesthetics.
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Language: English
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