Missing analysis


In a recent article for the Harvard Divinity Bulletin, author Sarah Sentilles speaks about her treatment at the hands of literary critics who denigrate her writing in sexist overtones, charging her of “writing like a woman”. She goes on to cite numerous examples of how author’s voices are first marked as being feminine and then dismissed as frivolous and/or unworthy of being taken seriously on that basis. While reading Christina Daniels’ book on Hindi film superstar Aamir Khan (she refers to it on her blog as a filmography, as opposed to a biography), snooty reviewers are probably likely to be faced with a slightly different and, for some, unprecedented, conundrum, that of a complete lack of an author’s voice at all, feminine or otherwise.

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