"... an important and valuable collection... the essays are at the cutting edge of post modernism." -Maggie Humm, Women's Studies International Forum"This well-written, carefully edited anthology provides an excellent overview of the thicket of contemporary feminist literary theory... No library should be without it." -Kathryn Allen Rabuzzi, Syracuse University, Religious Studies Review"In all, this is a rich and varied collection." -Journal of Modern LiteratureExplores the aesthetic and political issues inherent in feminist critical theory and practice. Contributors include Shari Benstock, Elaine Showalter, Nina Baym, Paula A. Treichler, Jane Marcus, Josephine Donovan, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Judith Newton, Lillian S. Robinson, Nina Auerbach, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Hortense J. Spillers, and Susan Stanford Friedman.