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List of famous female literary critics, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female literary critics list contains the most prominent and top females known for being literary critics. There are thousand of females working as literary critics in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic literary critics have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a literary critic then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female literary critics, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female literary critics?" and "Who are the best female literary critics?"
Marie Ponsot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Literary Critics
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Marie Ponsot, née Birmingham is an American poet, literary critic, essayist, teacher, and translator. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 97

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Susan Stewart is an American poet, university professor and literary critic. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 66

Birthplace: York, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Dorothy Auchterlonie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Literary Critics
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Dorothy Auchterlonie AO was an English-born Australian academic, literary critic and poet. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 76 (1915-1991)

Birthplace: Sunderland, United Kingdom

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Catherynne M. Valente is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Literary Critics
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Catherynne M. Valente is an American fiction writer, poet, and literary critic. For her speculative fiction novels she has won the annual James Tiptree, Andre Norton, and Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards. Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine, the World Fantasy Award–winning anthologies Salon Fantastique and Paper Cities, along with numerous Year's Best volumes. Her critical work has appeared in the International Journal of the Humanities under the name Bethany L. Thomas as well as in numerous essay collections. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 38

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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