Excerpt from Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex”.

Simone_de_Beauvoir2Scholars,

The following excerpt from de Beauvoir’s classic, The Second Sex, provides a concise introduction to the construction of woman as Other.  This text is invaluable in understanding structuralism, and will be referenced by both Rachel and myself as we end our discussion of Gilgamesh and begin our discussion of Circe.

de Beauvoir, Simone.  From Second Sex.  Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts, edited by Heather Masri, Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009, pp. 179-185.

Simone de Beauvoir Second Sex

Author: mdamey

I am an English professor with expertise in medieval and modern retellings of the stories of King Arthur. I've taught high school and university courses over a a range of topics including Utopian and Dystopian fiction, Harry Potter, Science Fiction and Fantasy literature.

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