Overview for Graham Greene: A Feminist Reading
From the feminist point of view, it is significant that out of all the twenty-five novels, from The Man Within (1929) to The Captain and Enemy (1988) written by Graham Greene none is endowed with a memorable female protagonist. Greeneland assiduously denies women their rightful place in the socio-economic spheres so that they are excluded from the centers of power and authority. Greene, as a man and as a writer, has never fought shy of taking on the established order to uphold the freedom and dignity of the individual But his concept of the autonomous individual seems to exclude the autonomous female.
The present book traces the subversive perception of gender roles and the sexual politics in the novels of Graham Greene. Stereotyped images of women as well as social and psychological aspects of gender have been analyzed. Some other issues addressed in the feminist conceptual framework include male power, violence against women and identification of women with the body and its biological needs and functions. The book will be highly useful to students, teachers and researchers in the field of English literature, particularly those pursuing studies in feminism.
Meena Malik (Author)
Meena Malik is an Assistant professor in English at NDRI Deemed University. A graduate with Honours in English, She obtained her M.A. and M.Phil. in English from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (KUK). She worked for her M.Phil. dissertation on Thomas Hardy. She was awarded Ph.D. degree for her thesis on Graham Greene. Her area of specialization is ‘Gender Issues. She’ has a vast experience of teaching ‘Technical English’ to undergraduate students and postgraduate students at NDRI Deemed Univerity, Karnal. Prior to this, She also served as a lecturer at Govt. College Gharaunda/Kalka for three years and at Khalsa College Karnal for one years.