Postmodern Feminist Writers By W.S. Kottiswari
2008 | 136 Pages | ISBN: 8176258210 | PDF | 26 MB
When Jean-Francois Lyotard defined the postmodern condition as a state of incredulity toward metanarratives, he set the stage for a series of debates about the role and function of metanarratives in our discourses of knowledge.
Ever since Lyotard's definition, the close consensus and differences between Feminist and Postmodernist ideologies came to light since the metanarrative that has been the primary concern offeminists is patriarchy. This book intends to explore the much - debated problematics ofpostmodernist and feminist ideologies by examining certain key texts written by writers across cultures like Margaret Atwood, a Canadian novelist, Toni Morrison, an African American novelist, and two Indian novelists, Shashi Desbpande and Gita Hariharan.
The first chapter would highlight the theoretical frameworks of Postmodernism and Feminism there by pointing out the various perspectives from which the works of the four novelists would be analysed. Chapter two and three would be devoted to Atwood and Morrison respectively while the fourth chapter would take up the two Indian novelists together. The fifth chapter would sum up the conclusion arrived at after a close examination of the works taken up for study.