An exception might appear to be the 1981 volume of Yale French Studies entitled “Feminist Readings: French Texts/American Contexts, ” which marks the beginnings of the emergence of distinctions between French and Anglo-American feminist literary studies, categories that become increasingly important as feminist literary studies evolves. The guest editorial collective (Colette Gaudin, Mary Jean Green, Lynn Anthony Higgins, Marianne Hirsch, Vivian Kogan, Claudia Reeder, and Nancy Vickers) in their introductory essay, “Literary and Sexual Difference: Practical Criticism/Practical Critique” (1981) identifies some differences between Anglo-American and French feminism, the former locating patriarchal power in interpersonal relations, the latter defining how patriarchal power functions on the symbolic level (9). They also observe that the pragmatic exigencies of teaching inform the discourse of American feminist scholarship (11). For the most part, though, feminism is equated with French feminism. The issue marks the emergence of a recognition that not all feminist perspectives are the same, but it makes only passing references to differences between French feminisms and Anglo-American feminisms.