Feminist Conversations

Feminist Conversations

Fuller, Emerson, and the Play of Reading
Christina Zwarg
In a new account of the relationship between Margaret Fuller and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Christina Zwarg recreates a feminist conversation that has gone unheard. In Zwarg's view, the intimate, yet restrained, letters between the two writers are most significant in confronting the challenges posed by gender and desire. Focusing on their exploration of Charles Fourier's utopianism and particularly his concept of "passionate attraction," Zwarg offers the only detailed reading of Emerson's letters to Fuller.




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Hidden Hunger
Gender and the Politics of Smarter Foods
Aya Hirata Kimura

Series

Reading Women Writing

Subjects

Interdisciplinary Studies : American Studies
Social Science : Gender and Sexuality Studies
Literature : Literature / U.S. and Canada

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