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Sadie Wearing

In: The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory

Part 2: Literary, Visual and Cultural Representation

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Literary, Visual and Cultural Representation
Literary, visual and cultural representation

The sexual politics of literature, film, visual and media cultures have been crucial to the dissemination and development of key areas of feminist theory in the academy and beyond. Feminist scholars in literature, film studies and related disciplines have routinely been at the forefront of questioning the ways in which women (as/and ‘others’) are represented in cultural forms such the novel and the film; the relation of these representations to the reproduction and repudiation of social norms; and the relation of literary and visual text to the psyche and to the cultural meanings attached to femininity and masculinity. Scholars in these fields have raised a range of key issues for feminism, including: the importance of attending ...

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