Feminist Criticism: the Past, Present, and Future
This paper was written for the SPCM701 Introduction to Graduate Studies Course. It examines feminist rhetorical criticism by first explaining rhetoric and rhetorical criticism. This is followed by a description of feminism and the values that feminists stand by: equality, immanent value, and self-determination. The analysis continues by discussing influential essays by authors such as Karlyn Kohrs Campbell and Cheris Kramer that kicked off this method of research. Following that, this analysis reviews how other scholars have used feminist criticism to explain how the goals of feminist criticism have evolved from pointing out systems of oppression to dismantling those systems. Finally, this analysis concludes with how feminist criticism can be used to explore consent in committed relationships.
Fencl, Andrea, "Feminist Criticism: the Past, Present, and Future" (2020). IdeaFest. 60.