Definitions

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  • n. The historical study of women writers as a distinct literary tradition.

Etymologies

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gyno- +‎ criticism, coined by Elaine Showalter in the essay Toward a Feminist Poetics.

Examples

  • Despite this, researchers of her work (whose numbers have increased since the late 1980s), and especially those who base themselves on feminist and gender-based theories, offer highly fascinating interpretations of her work (as women’s literature), examining it from its beginnings to the present day through the lens of gynocriticism.

    Judith Hendel.

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