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Re: Feminist literary criticism is literary criticism informed by feminist [#permalink]
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3. According to the passage, all of the following are considered new routes of modern feminist literary criticism EXCEPT:


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It has considered gender in the terms of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis, as part of the deconstruction of existing relations of power, and as a concrete political investment. It has also been closely associated with the birth and growth of gay studies. The more traditionally central feminist concern with the representation and politics of women's lives has continued to play an active role in criticism. More specifically, modern feminist criticism deals with those issues related to the patriarchal programming within key aspects of society including education, politics, and the work force.


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(A) viewing gender in terms of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis.

It has considered gender in the terms of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis. Mentioned . So not an answer.

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(B) deconstructing existing relations of power in relation to gender.

as part of the deconstruction of existing relations of power.Mentioned . So not an answer.

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(C) regarding gender as a tangible political contribution.

and as a concrete political https://gmatclub.com/chat . So not an answer.

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(D) focusing on the representation and politics of women’s lives.

he more traditionally central feminist concern with the representation and politics of women's lives has continued to play an active role in criticism.
This was traditional and continued to play an active role. There was no special focus to this. Hence Incorrect, and is our answer.

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(E) scrutinizing gender in the tradition of the Frankfurt School’s critical theory.

modern feminist literary criticism has taken a variety of new routes, namely in the tradition of the Frankfurt School's critical theory. So not an answer.


IMO D.
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Re: Feminist literary criticism is literary criticism informed by feminist [#permalink]
I have a question regarding Q3 option E. How are we able to deduce from this given line "modern feminist literary criticism has taken a variety of new routes, namely in the tradition of the Frankfurt School's critical theory" that the new routes of modern feminist literary criticism scrutinized gender in the tradition of the Frankfurt School’s critical theory?

Q1: Though I agree option A is the best answer and other options are completely wrong, I am confused on the exact wording that option A gives us. From the passage, we know that "feminist criticism was further concerned with the exclusion of women from the western literary canon – an exclusion that most feminist critics suggest is due to the views of women authors not being considered universal". My main concern is how are we able to deduce from this exact statement that "George Eliot’s political and social views were considered unorthodox? We can certainly infer that her views were considered unorthodox but political and social? This is something I am not able to infer.

If someone could please comment on my concerns, I would greatly appreciate it!
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