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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.

Descriptors: Novels, Sex Stereotypes, Females, Gender Differences, Aesthetics, Literary Criticism, Literary Devices, Discourse Analysis, Power Structure

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Author: Adhikari, Manahari

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=71&id=EJ1128589



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