Collection : Reading Women Writing

Series editors: Shari Benstock and Celeste Schenck

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Articulate Silences
Hisaye Yamamoto, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Joy Kogewa
King-Kok Cheung
In this pathbreaking book, King-Kok Cheung sheds new light on the thematic and rhetoncal uses of silence in fiction by three Asian American women: Hisaye Yamamoto, Maxine Hong Kingston, and JoyKogawa. Boldly articulating the unspeakable, these writers break the silence imposed by families or ethnic communities and defy the dominant culture that...



Articulate Silences
Hisaye Yamamoto, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Joy Kogewa
King-Kok Cheung
In this pathbreaking book, King-Kok Cheung sheds new light on the thematic and rhetoncal uses of silence in fiction by three Asian American women: Hisaye Yamamoto, Maxine Hong Kingston, and JoyKogawa. Boldly articulating the unspeakable, these writers break the silence imposed by families or ethnic communities and defy the dominant culture that...



Autobiographical Voices
Race, Gender, Self-Portraiture
Françoise Lionnet
Adopting a boldly innovative approach to women’s autobiographical writing, Françoise Lionnet here examines the rhetoric of self-portraiture in works by authors who are bilingual or multilingual or of mixed races or cultures. Autobiographical Voices offers incisive readings of texts by Zora Neale Hurston, Maya Angelou, Marie Cardinal, Maryse...



Autobiographics
A Feminist Theory of Women's Self-Representation
Leigh Gilmore



Beyond Consolation
Death, Sexuality, and the Changing Shapes of Elegy
Melissa F. Zeiger
Using as her starting point the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, Melissa F. Zeiger examines modern transformations of poetic elegy, particularly as they reflect historical changes in the politics of gender and sexuality. Although her focus is...



Beyond Consolation
Death, Sexuality, and the Changing Shapes of Elegy
Melissa F. Zeiger
Using as her starting point the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, Melissa F. Zeiger examines modern transformations of poetic elegy, particularly as they reflect historical changes in the politics of gender and sexuality. Although her focus is...



Borderwork
Feminist Engagements with Comparative Literature
The first book to assess the impact of feminist criticism on comparative literature, Borderwork recharts the intellectual and institutional boundaries on that discipline and calls for the contextualization of the study of comparative literature within the areas of discourse, culture, ideology, race, and...



Cartesian Women
Versions and Subversions of Rational Discourse in the Old Regime
Erica Harth
The little-known writings that Erica Harth examines here reveal a remarkable chapter in the history of Western thought. Drawing upon current theoretical work in gender studies, cultural history, and literary criticism, Harth looks at how women...



Cartesian Women
Versions and Subversions of Rational Discourse in the Old Regime
Erica Harth
The little-known writings that Erica Harth examines here reveal a remarkable chapter in the history of Western thought. Drawing upon current theoretical work in gender studies, cultural history, and literary criticism, Harth looks at how women...



Dwelling in Possibility
Women Poets and Critics on Poetry
"Dwelling in Possibility is a splendid collaboration between poets and critics. Prins and Shreiber have interwoven sophisticated feminist critical essays with poetic meditations on genre and gender; the dialogues they set up are lyrically elegant...



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