Collection : Reading Women Writing

Series editors: Shari Benstock and Celeste Schenck

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

Articulate Silences
Hisaye Yamamoto, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Joy Kogewa
King-Kok Cheung

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 in...

Narrative Transvestism
Rhetoric and Gender in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel
Madeleine Kahn
Many of the earliest canonical novels—including Defoe's Moll Flanders and Roxana and Richardson's Pamela and Clarissa—were written by men who assumed the first-person narrative voice of women. What does it mean for a man to write his "autobiography"...

Woman and Modernity
The (Life)Styles of Lou Andreas-Salomé
Biddy Martin
Woman and Modernity provides what previous studies of Salomé have in large part neglected to offer—a sustained investigation of the literariness of Salomé's texts and of Salomé as a significant reader of modernity. Focusing on key encounters in...

Reading Gertrude Stein
Body, Text, Gnosis
Lisa Cole Ruddick
"Ruddick's interpretative study of Gertrude Stein breaks new ground in both Stein studies and poststructural theory, remaining accessible while rejecting neither indeterminate polysemy nor the thematic unity of 'idea.'. . . Through valuable...

The Unspeakable Mother
Forbidden Discourse in Jean Rhys and H.D.
Deborah Kelly Kloepfer

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