Feminist Models of Text
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This chapter discusses the different models of text which are available to feminist text analysis. In order to do any analysis of text, we need to be clear about the type of model that we are using, because that has serious implications for how we analyse the text and what our interpretations are.1 This does mean that, unlike most stylistics textbooks, we cannot plunge straightaway into an analysis of texts, but that we have to consider our assumptions about texts and the relation they have with context and readers, since frequently it is here that assumptions about gender are most at work. In this chapter, I focus mostly on literary texts and the models which have been drawn upon in their analysis, because stylistic analyses have in the main concentrated on literary texts; however, these models of analysis need to be considered when discussing any type of text.