Feminist Revisioning

Heather Walton

in The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199544486
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Feminist Revisioning

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This article explores the literary revisioning work as it is displayed in the work of two women writers whose attention has been largely focused on the Jewish and Christian traditions. Alicia Ostriker and Michèle Roberts are women whose work arises out of direct political involvement with the women's movement. Both are authors who are deeply immersed in contemporary critical debates and both acknowledge their conversational relationships with other female creative artists. As such, it is possible to view their work as representative of a revisionary movement within contemporary women's literature concerned with nothing less than the radical revisioning of religious traditions.

Keywords: Jewish tradition; Alicia Ostriker; Michèle Roberts; women's movement; religious traditions

Article.  7109 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Philosophy of Religion ; Religious Studies ; Christianity

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