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A narrative compass : stories that guide women's lives

Author: Betsy Gould Hearne; Roberta Seelinger Trites
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Each of us has a narrative compass, a story that has guided our lifework. In this extraordinary collection, women scholars from a variety of disciplines identify and examine the stories that have inspired them, haunted them, and shaped their research, from Little House on the Prairie to Little Women, from the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Nancy Drew, Mary Jane, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Betsy Gould Hearne; Roberta Seelinger Trites
ISBN: 9780252034077 0252034074 9780252076114 0252076117
OCLC Number: 243960493
Description: xxi, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Roberta Seelinger Trites and Betsy Hearne --
Part 1. Finding the compass : The tea fragrance chamber / Rania Huntington --
Academic grief: journeys with Little women / Roberta Seelinger Trites --
Girl: stories on the way to feminism / Kimberly Lau --
A language journey / Ofelia Zepeda --
A thousand and one tales / Maria Tatar --
A passage to, and from, India / Wendy Doniger --
Part 2. Literary and critical directions : Balancing on interpretive fences or leaping into the void: reconciling myself with Castaneda and The teachings of Don Juan / Bonnie Glass-Coffin --
Wet work and dry work: notes from a Lacanian mother / Karen Coats --
The pleasures of dreaming: how L.M. Montgomery shaped my lifeworlds / Ebony Elizabeth Thomas --
Her story and history: journeys with Laura Ingalls Wilder / Pamela Riney-Kehrberg --
A moral compass: Dorothy Sterling's Mary Jane / Deyonne Bryant --
Uniquely qualified / Ann Hendricks --
Part 3. Escaping home, finding home : Wondering with Alice / Beverly Lyon Clark --
Romancing the muse of history: The secret garden, Mary Lennox, and me / Christine Jenkins --
The ghost in the borrowed story: a mystery in twenty chapters / Cindy L. Christiansen --
Generations of melodrama: a Cinderella story / Claudia Quintero Ulloa --
My journey home / Minjie Chen --
Birth maps / Joanna Hearne --
Bringing the story home: a journey with Beauty and the beast / Betsy Hearne.
Responsibility: edited by Betsy Hearne and Roberta Seelinger Trites.
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"Rich and inspiring."--Research on Children's Literature "A uniformly stellar volume."--Children's Literature Association Quarterly "In each elegant interpretation, the author traces the ripple Read more...

 
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