Modern American Women Writers

Modern American Women Writers
Author: Elaine Showalter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 441
Release: 1993-09-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0020820259

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Featuring original contributions by scholars in the field of women's studies, this invaluable reference illuminates the lives and works of Maya Angelou, Kate Chopin, Joan Didion, Anne Tyler, Susan Sontag, Gertrude Stein, Zora Neale Hurston, Flannery O'Connor, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and others.

American Women Writers 1900 1945

American Women Writers  1900 1945
Author: Laurie Champion
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2000
Genre: American literature
ISBN: 9780313309434

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Profiles nearly sixty American women writers whose most significant works were written or published between 1900 and 1945, describing their lives, major works and themes, and critical reception, and providing primary and secondary bibliographies.

Modern Jewish Women Writers in America

Modern Jewish Women Writers in America
Author: E. Avery
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2007-05-28
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0230604846

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This collection includes groundbreaking essays, and interviews with scholars and writers which reveal that despite pressures of assimilation, personal goals, and in some cases, anti-Semitism, they have never been able to divorce their lives or literature from their heritage.

Contemporary American Women Writers

Contemporary American Women Writers
Author: Lois Parkinson Zamora
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-09-29
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1317893069

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This collection brings together critical essays that examine questions of identity and community in the fiction of contemporary American women writers among them Alice Walker, Toni Morrison and Sandra Cisnernos. The essays consider how identities and societies are dramatized in particular works of fiction, and how these works reflect cultural communities outside the fictional frame - often the communities in which their authors live and work. The essays included here concern fictional representations of African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, Anglo and Euro-American communities and their working interactions in the multicultural United States. Each critic asks, in his or her own way, how a particular writer transforms her social grounding into language and literature. The introduction includes an overview of the range of literary criticism devoted to contemporary American women writers, and an extensive bibliography of complementary critical readings is provided to encourage further study. Undergraduate and postgraduate students of contemporary literature will find the text an invaluable guide to contemporary women's writing in America, and the range of criticism that this has given rise to.

American Women Writing Fiction

American Women Writing Fiction
Author: Mickey Pearlman
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1988
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780813127507

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The works of Walt Whitman have been described as masculine, feminine, postcolonial, homoerotic, urban, organic, unique, and democratic, yet arguments about the extent to which Whitman could or should be considered a political poet have yet to be fully confronted. Some scholars disregard WhitmanÕs understanding of democracy, insisting on separating his personal works from his political works. A Political Companion to Walt Whitman is the first full-length exploration of WhitmanÕs works through the lens of political theory. Editor John E. Seery and a collection of prominent theorists and philosophers uncover the political awareness of WhitmanÕs poetry and prose, analyzing his faith in the potential of individuals, his call for a revolution in literature and political culture, and his belief in the possibility of combining heroic individualism with democratic justice. A Political Companion to Walt Whitman reaches beyond literature into political theory, revealing the ideology behind WhitmanÕs call for the emergence of American poets of democracy.

Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers

Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers
Author: Laurie Champion
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2002
Genre: American fiction
ISBN: 9780313316272

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Presents alphabetized profiles of more than sixty twentieth- and twenty-first-century American women fiction writers, such as Sandra Cisneros, Toni Morrison, and Joyce Carol Oates, describing their lives, major works and themes, and critical receptions and providing primary and secondary.

Sex Expression and American Women Writers 1860 1940

Sex Expression and American Women Writers  1860 1940
Author: Dale M. Bauer
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2009-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0807832308

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American women novelists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries registered a call for a new sexual freedom, Dale Bauer contends. By creating a lexicon of "sex expression," many authors explored sexuality as part of a discourse about women's needs rather than confining it to the realm of sentiments, where it had been relegated (if broached at all) by earlier writers. This new rhetoric of sexuality enabled critical conversations about who had sex, when in life they had it, and how it signified. Whether liberating or repressive, sexuality became a potential force for female agency in these women's novels, Bauer explains, insofar as these novelists seized the power of rhetoric to establish their intellectual authority. Thus, Bauer argues, they helped transform the traditional ideal of sexual purity into a new goal of sexual pleasure, defining in their fiction what intimacy between equals might become. Analyzing the work of canonical as well as popular writers_including Edith Wharton, Anzia Yezierska, Julia Peterkin, and Fannie Hurst, among others_Bauer demonstrates that the new sexualization of American culture was both material and rhetorical.

Latin American Women Writers

Latin American Women Writers
Author: Kathy S. Leonard
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2007-09-19
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780810866607

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There is a wealth of published literature in English by Latin American women writers, but such material can be difficult to locate due to the lack of available bibliographic resources. In addition, the various types of published narrative (short stories, novels, novellas, autobiographies, and biographies) by Latin American women writers has increased significantly in the last ten to fifteen years. To address the lack of bibliographic resources, Kathy Leonard has compiled Latin American Women Writers: A Resource Guide to Titles in English. This reference includes all forms of narrative-short story, autobiography, novel, novel excerpt, and others-by Latin American women dating from 1898 to 2007. More than 3,000 individual titles are included by more than 500 authors. This includes nearly 200 anthologies, more than 100 autobiographies/biographies or other narrative, and almost 250 novels written by more than 100 authors from 16 different countries. For the purposes of this bibliography, authors who were born in Latin America and either continue to live there or have immigrated to the United States are included. Also, titles of pieces are listed as originally written, in either Spanish or Portuguese. If the book was originally written in English, a phrase to that effect is included, to better reflect the linguistic diversity of narrative currently being published. This volume contains seven indexes: Authors by Country of Origin, Authors/Titles of Work, Titles of Work/Authors, Autobiographies/Biographies and Other Narrative, Anthologies, Novels and Novellas in Alphabetical Order by Author, and Novels and Novellas by Authors' Country of Origin. Reflecting the increase in literary production and the facilitation of materials, this volume contains a comprehensive listing of narrative pieces in English by Latin American women writers not found in any other single volume currently on the market. This work of reference will be of special interest to scholars, students, and instructors interested in narrative works in English by Latin American women authors. It will also help expose new generations of readers to the highly creative and diverse literature being produced by these writers.

Conflicting Stories

Conflicting Stories
Author: Elizabeth Ammons
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 1992-10-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780195359817

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The early 1890s through the late 1920s saw an explosion in serious long fiction by women in the United States. Considering a wide range of authors--African American, Asian American, white American, and Native American--this book looks at the work of seventeen writers from that period: Frances Ellen Harper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sarah Orne Jewett, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Kate Chopin, Pauline Hopkins, Gertrude Stein, Mary Austin, Sui Sin Far, Willa Cather, Humishuma, Jessie Fauset, Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, Anzia Yezierska, Edith Summers Kelley, and Nella Larsen. The discussion focuses on the differences in their work and the similarities that unite them, particularly their determination to experiment with narrative form as they explored and voiced issues of power for women. Analyzing the historical context that both enabled and limited American women writers at the turn of the century, Ammons provides detailed readings of many texts and offers extensive commentary on the interaction between race and gender. This book joins the deepening discussion of modern women writers' creation of themselves as artists and raises fundamental questions about the shape of American literary history as it has been constructed in the academy.

The Vintage Book of American Women Writers

The Vintage Book of American Women Writers
Author: Elaine Showalter
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2011-01-11
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 1400034450

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For centuries women have been marginalized and overlooked in American literary history. That injustice is corrected in this entertaining and provocative collection of 350 years of poetry and fiction by American women. From Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet to Margaret Fuller to Harriet Beecher Stowe, readers will encounter scores of lesser-known and forgotten writers who fully deserve to be rediscovered and enjoyed by new generations. Our famous women writers, including contemporary stars like Annie Proux and Jhumpa Lahiri, are showcased in their full literary context, offering an epic overview of the canon in one monumental, dazzling volume. This landmark anthology features the best work of our best American women, and was inspired and informed by the author's groundbreaking history celebrating women writers, A Jury of Her Peers.

Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers

Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers
Author: Sabrina Fuchs Abrams
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2017-11-09
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 3319567292

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This collection is the first to focus on the transgressive and transformative power of American female humorists. It explores the work of authors and comediennes such as Carolyn Wells, Lucille Clifton, Mary McCarthy, Lynne Tillman, Constance Rourke, Roz Chast, Amy Schumer and Samantha Bee, and the ways in which their humor challenges gendered norms and assumptions through the use of irony, satire, parody, and wit. The chapters draw from the experiences of women from a variety of racial, class, and gender identities and encompass a variety of genres and comedic forms including poetry, fiction, prose, autobiography, graphic memoir, comedic performance, and new media. Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers will appeal to a general educated readership as well as to those interested in women’s and gender studies, humor studies, urban studies, American literature and cultural studies, and media studies.

Teaching African American Women s Writing

Teaching African American Women   s Writing
Author: G. Wisker
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2010-09-29
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1137086475

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The essays in Teaching African American Women's Writing provide reflections on issues, problems and pleasures raised by studying the texts. They will be of use to those teaching and studying African American women's writing in colleges, universities and adult education groups as well as teachers involved in teaching in schools to A level.

Spanish American Women Writers

Spanish American Women Writers
Author: Diane E. Marting
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 678
Release: 1990
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780313251948

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superb and indispensable. . . . this guide should serve to introduce a rich lode to scholarly miners of the Latin American literary tradition. Highly recommended. Choice Containing contributions by more than fifty scholars, this volume, the second of Diane Marting's edited works on the women of the literature of Spanish America, consists of analytical and biographical studies of fifty of the most important women writers of Latin America from the seventeenth century to the present. The writers covered in the individual essays represent most Spanish-speaking American nations and a variety of literary genres. Each essay provides biographical and career information, discusses the major themes in the body of work, and surveys criticism, ending with a detailed bibliography of works by the writer, works available in translation if applicable, and works about the writer. The editor's tripartite introduction freely associates themes and images with/about/for the works of Spanish American women writers; explains the history and process of the collaborative effort that this volume represents; and traces some feminist concerns that recur in the essays, providing commentary, analysis, suggestions for further research, and hypotheses to be tested. Two general essays complete the volume. The first examines the oral testimony of contemporary Indian women outside of the literary tradition, women whose words have been recorded by others. The other surveys Latina writers in the United States, an area not otherwise encompassed in the scope of this volume. Appendixes classify the writers in the main body of the work by birth date, country, and genre. Also included is a bibliography of reference works and general criticism on the Latin American woman writer, and title and subject indexes. This book addresses the needs of students, translators, and general readers, as well as scholars, by providing a general reference work in the area of Spanish American literature. As such, it belongs in the reference collections of all libraries serving scholars and students of Latin American and women's studies and literature.

Women Writers in the United States

Women Writers in the United States
Author: Cynthia J. Davis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 505
Release: 1996
Genre: History
ISBN: 0195090535

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A reference guide to American women's writing presents authors and their work side by side with social and cultural events during the same period in a "timeline format."

The Routledge Introduction to American Women Writers

The Routledge Introduction to American Women Writers
Author: Wendy Martin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2016-04-28
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1317698568

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The Routledge Introduction to American Women Writers considers the important literary, historical, cultural, and intellectual contexts of American women authors from the seventeenth century to the present and provides readers with an analysis of current literary trends and debates in women’s literature. This accessible and engaging guide covers a variety of essential topics, such as: the transatlantic and transnational origins of American women's literary traditions the colonial period and the Puritans the early national period and the rhetoric of independence the nineteenth century and the Civil War the twentieth century, including modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights era trends in twenty-first century American women's writing feminism, gender and sexuality, regionalism, domesticity, ethnicity, and multiculturalism. The volume examines the ways in which women writers from diverse racial, social, and cultural backgrounds have shaped American literary traditions, giving particular attention to the ways writers worked inside, outside, and around the strictures of their cultural and historical moments to create space for women’s voices and experiences as a vital part of American life. Addressing key contemporary and theoretical debates, this comprehensive overview presents a highly readable narrative of the development of literature by American women and offers a crucial range of perspectives on American literary history.

Modernist Women Writers and American Social Engagement

Modernist Women Writers and American Social Engagement
Author: Jody Cardinal
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2019-03-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1498582915

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Modernist Women Writers and American Social Engagement explores the role of social and political engagement by women writers in the development of American modernism through an examination of a diverse array of genres by both canonical modernists and underrepresented writers.

American Writers

American Writers
Author: Elizabeth H. Oakes
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2004
Genre: American literature
ISBN: 1438108095

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"American Writers focuses on the rich diversity of American novelists