Becoming Both Poet and Poem: Feminists Repossess the Romance

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"The thirteen feminist readers who participated in this study were asked to explore their relationships to romance by re-writing a novel - popular or canonical - that compels their return" (233).

As far as I could see, not all of these were discussed but perhaps I missed a couple. I've listed the feminists somewhat at random, but in 2 groups. The first chose books which are not popular romances:

Nancy K. Miller - La Princesse de Clèves by Madame de La Fayette

Theresa Gregor - Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson

Mary Beth Tegan - An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott

Beth Binggelli - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Molly Engelhardt - Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Anonymous - The Thornbirds by Colleen McCullough

Jan Cohn - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Kay Mussell - Frederica by Georgette Heyer

Tania Modleski - Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson ["Modleski is concerned here far less about shaping the romance for feminism than saving romance from it" (252)]

Sylvia Kelso - Fast Women by Jennifer Crusie

Pat Koski - Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart