GSF Graduate Scholars Colloquium presents Reading Women's Literature as a Feminist Speech Act
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Respondent: Joelle Troiano (PhD English)
In what is a working draft of the theoretical frameworkto my dissertation, in this paper I'll present anargument for why we ought to read women's literatureas a feminist speech act. I'll address a series ofquestions, such as what is a speech act, how can aliterary text become one, and what does readingwomen's literature this way give us as scholars offeminism, philosophy, and literature.