GRE Subject Test: Literature in English : Feminist Criticism

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Example Question #1 : Feminist Criticism

The premise that women need space of their own to write originated in an essay by which British author?

Possible Answers:

Djuna Barnes

Virginia Woolf

Gertrude Stein

Mina Loy

Angela Carter

Correct answer:

Virginia Woolf

Explanation:

This premise is the central tenet of Virginia Woolf’s 1929 essay A Room of One’s Own. The extended essay examines the idea that women need not only a literal room of their own for escaping the domestic roles assigned to them but also a figurative space in the traditionally male-dominated literary canon. Although the work uses a fictional narrator to make its points, it was first presented by Woolf as a series of lectures at Cambridge University.

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