Friday, 14 December 2012

Feminist Reading of Literary Women

Anyone interesting in feminist reading, particularly feminist readings of literary texts — I recommend looking into Susan Pevensie, of The Chronicles of Narnia.

I'm currently reading • The Problem of Susan by Neil Gaiman, alongside: • C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia by Michelle Ann Abata & Lance Weldy (eds.), and • Of Men and Mice: C. S. Lewis on Male–Female Interactions by Gretchen Bartels (from volume 22, issue 3. of Literature and Theology, by Oxford Journals).

It's extremely interesting to critique and review C.S. Lewis's parallels in Susan's character.
She becomes a woman — sexual, & confident ["she's interested in nothing now-a-days except nylons and lipstick and invitations"] — and therefore dismisses Narnia, thematically representative of innocence, religion, and other approved social norms.


In Defense of Susan Pevensie by Libby Anne
Redeeming Susan Pevensie by Fred Clark
The Question of Susan by Kit Whitfield and Hapax
The Problem of Susan by R.J. Anderson

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