Literary Criticism, Fall, 99
Gender Difference and Women's Writings

defining women's writin--four models: 1). Biological/Experiential, 2). Linguistic, 3) psychoanalytic, 4). Cultural (E. Showalter)

Gender Studies: Two kinds

1. the contrast in style and subject matter between masculine and feminine writing

authorship--male, pen as penus
novel as a female genre; domestic fiction

feminine writing--more concerned with community, open ending; associational logic; subjective
male--individualistic, closure, sequential, objective

2. Showalter

four model of difference--the biological, linguistic, psychoanalytic, and cultural.