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Feminist critical theory on Rossetti's Goblin Market Watch

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    Hey, I'm struggling slightly with my English Language coursework. We're doing AQA LitB 1, and for our critical theory essay we had a choice of either The Great Gatsby or Goblin Market. We studied these two texts for AS, and I couldn't face Gatsby again so chose Goblin Market.
    Obviously, there are so many feminist connotations within the poem itself, which I don't have a problem picking out. It's the actual critical theory part that's stumping me. I have no idea what to write! Are we meant to quote stuff from Jermaine Greer or something? I have a critical theory booklet from the exam board, but obviously I'd need more stuff than that.
    Our school library has literally no books on feminism or feminist critical theory, and our school internet system has most essay pages blocked because they promote "criminal skills", apparently.
    If anyone could help I would be so grateful!
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    Germaine Greer is certainly a feminist critic so why not? Ellen Moers has written about Goblin Market. There are hundreds of feminist critics to choose from - Gilbert and Gubar, Spivak are the most obvious. I'd start with the ones in your booklet and then follow up any other critics they mention in their work.
    Try looking for books on more general critical theory as feminist criticism is usually covered in those.
 
 
 
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