Women Autobiography Theory

Women  Autobiography  Theory
Author: Sidonie Smith,Julia Watson
Pages: 526
ISBN: 0299158446
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first comprehensive guide to the burgeoning field of women's autobiography. Essays from 39 prominent critics and writers explore narratives across the centuries and from around the globe. A list of more than 200 women's autobiographies and a comprehensive bibliography provide invaluable information for scholars, teachers, and readers.

Women Autobiography Theory

Women  Autobiography  Theory
Author: Julia Watson,Sidonie Smith
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0299156745
Available:
Release: 1998-12-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Private Self

The Private Self
Author: Shari Benstock
Pages: 319
ISBN: 0807842184
Available:
Release: 1988
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of twelve essays discusses the principles and practices of women's autobiographical writing in the United States, England, and France from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Employing feminist and poststructuralist methodologies, t

Women and Autobiography

Women and Autobiography
Author: Martine Watson Brownley,Allison B. Kimmich
Pages: 215
ISBN: 0842027025
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An overview of women's autobiography, providing historical background and contemporary criticism along with selections from a range of autobiographies by women. It seeks to provide a broad introduction to the major questions dominating autobiographical scholarship today.

Women s Lives Women s Times

Women s Lives Women s Times
Author: Trev Lynn Broughton,Linda R. Anderson
Pages: 291
ISBN: 0791433978
Available:
Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: SUNY Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Women's Lives/Women's Times reflects the growing interest in life-writing as a basis for both feminist theorizing and women-centered education. It discusses the many ways in which the study of autobiography can contribute to the theory, practice, and politics of women's studies as curriculum, and to feminist theory more generally. This volume is concerned with the application of theory to text--particularly with the assumptions and discourses of postmodernism--but also in exploring how general theories of the subject do not always fit comfortably with the specifics of autobiographical writing. It also recognizes the challenge women's autobiography offers to theory, taking us, in its complex weave of the personal, the political, and the theoretical, beyond the usual generic and disciplinary boundaries.

Feminism Autobiography

Feminism   Autobiography
Author: Tess Coslett,Celia Lury,Penny Summerfield
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781134573622
Available:
Release: 2002-01-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Featuring essays by leading feminist scholars from a variety of disciplines, this key text explores the latest developments in autobiographical studies. The collection is structured around the inter-linked concepts of genre, inter-subjectivity and memory. Whilst exemplifying the very different levels of autobiographical activity going on in feminist studies, the contributions chart a movement from autobiography as genre to autobiography as cultural practice, and from the analysis of autobiographical texts to a preoccupation with autobiography as method.

Life Lines

Life Lines
Author: Bella Brodzki,Celeste Schenck
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9781501745560
Available:
Release: 2019-05-15
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Autobiography raises a vital issue in feminist critical theory today: the imperative need to situate the female subject. Life/Lines, a collection of essays on women's autobiography, attempts to meet this need.

The Female Autograph

The Female Autograph
Author: Domna C. Stanton
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0226771210
Available:
Release: 1987
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

These original essays comprise a fascinating investigation into women's strategies for writing the self—constructing the female subject through autobiography, memoirs, letters, and diaries. The collection contains theoretical essays by Donna Stanton, Sandra Gilbert, and Susan Gilbert, and Susan Gubar; chapters on specific issues raised by women's autographs, such as Richard Bowring's study of tenth-century Japanese diaries or Janel Mueller's on The Book of Margery Kempe; and annotated autobiographical fragments, including texts by Julia Kristeva, by a woman who became a czarist cavalry officer, and by a contemporary Palestinian poet. There are also chapters on the seventeenth-century painter Artemisia Gentileschi; Mme de. Sévigné; Mendelssohn's sister, Fanny Hensel; the black minister Jarena Lee; Virginia Woolf; and Eva Peron. The result is a "conversation" between writers and critics across cultural and temporal boundaries. Stanton's essay plays off Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own. Kristeva begins with a reading of de Beauvoir, while a self-published French woman writes to defend the joys of family life against the author of Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter.

Autobiographics

Autobiographics
Author: Leigh Gilmore
Pages: 255
ISBN: 0801480612
Available:
Release: 1994
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the first comprehensive feminist critique of autobiography as a genre, Leigh Gilmore incorporates writings that have not up to now been considered part of the autobiographical tradition. Offering subtle and perceptive readings of a wide variety of texts-- from the confessions of medieval mystics to contemporary works by Chicana and lesbian writers-- she identifies an innovative practice of "autobiographics" which covers the entire spectrum of women's self-representation.

Feminism Autobiography

Feminism   Autobiography
Author: Tess Coslett,Celia Lury,Penny Summerfield
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781134573615
Available:
Release: 2002-01-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Featuring essays by leading feminist scholars from a variety of disciplines, this key text explores the latest developments in autobiographical studies. The collection is structured around the inter-linked concepts of genre, inter-subjectivity and memory. Whilst exemplifying the very different levels of autobiographical activity going on in feminist studies, the contributions chart a movement from autobiography as genre to autobiography as cultural practice, and from the analysis of autobiographical texts to a preoccupation with autobiography as method.

Women s Lives Into Print

Women s Lives Into Print
Author: P. Polkey
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9780230374577
Available:
Release: 1999-06-25
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Women's Lives into Print provides a remarkable collection of essays by feminist scholars and writers who focus on the theory, practice and writing of women's auto/biographies. Not only does it foster debate about the reading and interpretation of women's lives, it also explores issues relating to research methodology, and raises questions about the representation of women within feminist auto/biography. Working across a range of subject disciplines, this book comprises a vital and ground-breaking critical text for anyone interested in auto/biography.

Women s Autobiographies Culture Feminism

Women s Autobiographies  Culture  Feminism
Author: Kristi Siegel
Pages: 195
ISBN: 0820455989
Available:
Release: 2001-01-01
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Using an approach that links feminist, psychoanalytic, and cultural theory, Dr. Siegel examines how the figure of the mother becomes a site of textual turbulence in women's autobiography as well as an underexamined metaphor in modern culture and feminism. <I>Women's Autobiographies, Culture, Feminism analyzes writings from a wide array of authors including Simone de Beauvoir, Nathalie Sarraute, Annie Dillard, Maya Angelou, Zora Neale Hurston, Erma Bombeck, Betty MacDonald, Maxine Hong Kingston, Alta, Nancy Mairs, Anne Roiphe, Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, and Helene Cixous."

Encyclopedia of Women s Autobiography K Z

Encyclopedia of Women s Autobiography  K Z
Author: Victoria Boynton,Jo Malin
Pages: 625
ISBN: 0313327394
Available:
Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Women have been writing autobiographical works for centuries, and these texts are a valuable source of information about their lives and times. They reflect the personal experiences of their authors as well as the larger cultural, political, and intellectual contexts in which they lived and wrote. Multicultural in scope and the first work of its kind, this encyclopedia overviews more than 400 years of autobiographical writing by women.

The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Literary Theory

The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Literary Theory
Author: Ellen Rooney
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139826631
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Release: 2006-07-06
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Feminism has dramatically influenced the way literary texts are read, taught and evaluated. Feminist literary theory has deliberately transgressed traditional boundaries between literature, philosophy and the social sciences in order to understand how gender has been constructed and represented through language. This lively and thought-provoking Companion presents a range of approaches to the field. Some of the essays demonstrate feminist critical principles at work in analysing texts, while others take a step back to trace the development of a particular feminist literary method. The essays draw on a range of primary material from the medieval period to postmodernism and from several countries, disciplines and genres. Each essay suggests further reading to explore this field further. This is the most accessible guide available both for students of literature new to this developing field, and for students of gender studies and readers interested in the interactions of feminism, literary criticism and literature.

Words of Witness

Words of Witness
Author: Angela A. Ards
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9780299305048
Available:
Release: 2016-01-12
Editor: University of Wisconsin Pres
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A literary and political genealogy of the last half-century, Words of Witness explores black feminist autobiographical narratives--in particular by June Jordan, Edwidge Danticat, Melba Beals, Rosemary Bray, and Eisa Davis--in the context of activism and history since the landmark 1954 segregation case, Brown vs. the Board of Education.

Interfaces

Interfaces
Author: Sidonie Smith
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0472068148
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: University of Michigan Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Charts the ways that woman artists have represented themselves and their life stories

De colonizing the Subject

De colonizing the Subject
Author: Sidonie Smith
Pages: 484
ISBN: 0816684030
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Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

De/Colonizing the Subject surveys womenOCOs autobiographical practices as they have arisen within and confronted the contexts of colonization and oppression. Challenging a universalism that reduces whole cultures to contained stereotypes and persons to cult"

Autotheory as Feminist Practice in Art Writing and Criticism

Autotheory as Feminist Practice in Art  Writing  and Criticism
Author: Lauren Fournier
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780262362580
Available:
Release: 2021-02-23
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Autotheory--the commingling of theory and philosophy with autobiography--as a mode of critical artistic practice indebted to feminist writing and activism. In the 2010s, the term "autotheory" began to trend in literary spheres, where it was used to describe books in which memoir and autobiography fused with theory and philosophy. In this book, Lauren Fournier extends the meaning of the term, applying it to other disciplines and practices. Fournier provides a long-awaited account of autotheory, situating it as a mode of contemporary, post-1960s artistic practice that is indebted to feminist writing, art, and activism. Investigating a series of works by writers and artists including Chris Kraus and Adrian Piper, she considers the politics, aesthetics, and ethics of autotheory.

Autobiography and Questions of Gender

Autobiography and Questions of Gender
Author: Shirley Neuman
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781317377320
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Release: 2015-08-14
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1991. Addressing the ways in which the ideology of gender and its social construction determine autobiographical self-representations, the essays here consider several women’s works in the light of the social and historical conditions which enabled their production. Some examine diaries as a feminine form and ask about the ways in which thematic content such as childbirth can or cannot be represented in diaries and public discourse at different historical junctures. Others show the pressures of gender roles and how they have led to new genres in which self-representation is often a refraction of the representation of others. With the tools of gender theory, the representation of hermaphroditism, masculinity and male bodies is analysed and the ways in which gender intersects with racial, sexual and class ideologies is also looked at, in seeing autobiography as a form of agency in self-construction.

Toward a Theory of Autobiography by Women

Toward a Theory of Autobiography by Women
Author: Elizabeth Francis
Pages: 202
ISBN: OCLC:50261862
Available:
Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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