Chapter 5. A Feminist Slant

  1. Christopher Johns Professor of Nursing
  1. Christopher Johns Professor of Nursing2 and
  2. Colleen Marlin Professor1

Published Online: 21 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324969.ch5

Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice

Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice

How to Cite

Johns, C. and Marlin, C. (2010) A Feminist Slant, in Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice (ed C. Johns), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324969.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Reflective Practice Forum, University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Reflective Practice Forum, University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 27 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185684

Online ISBN: 9781444324969

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Keywords:

  • feminist slant - Virginia Woolf, dichotomy between masculine and feminine;
  • idea of feminist slant, balancing - dominant masculine perspective, valueing heroic, outcome and order;
  • Virginia Woolf's lecture - ‘A room of one's own,’ speaking about women and fiction;
  • Woolf's shape of narrative - determined by man, built on masculine tradition of the way a narrative should be fashioned;
  • Woolf drawing on novel by Mary Carmichael, Life's Adventure - reflecting on development of women's fiction;
  • writer's pattern, threads of her own interpretation - imposing meaning on reader;
  • Colleen Marlin - writing as a woman;
  • Margaret Atwood and the double bind - if women said nice things, they were being female, therefore weak, and therefore bad writers;
  • idiosyncrasies, particular woman I am and specific writing I do;
  • conflict between an ache to express and explore - and hyperawareness about wants and needs of those I care about

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Christopher Johns

  • Colleen Marlin

  • References