“Discourse transmits and produces power;it reinforces it, but also undermines and exposes it, renders it fragile and makes it possible to thwart it” (Foucault,1632)

This quote seemed to me,to sum up one of the main purposes of having a class called “The Social Construction of Literature.” What we deem worthy of examination and the way in which we produce knowledge through fiction perpetuates the gender binary and the ways in which we absorb and transmit the messages we receive from what we read.