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Women, autobiography, theory : a reader

Author: Sidonie Smith; Julia Watson
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1998.
Series: Wisconsin studies in American autobiography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a guide to the field of women's autobiography. The 39 essays explore narratives across the centuries, including testimonies, diaries, memoirs, letters, trauma accounts, prison narratives,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Women, autobiography, theory.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607103774
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sidonie Smith; Julia Watson
ISBN: 0299158403 9780299158408 0299158446 9780299158446 0299156745 9780299156749
OCLC Number: 37579849
Description: xi, 526 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Autobiographical practices / Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson --
Experience / Joan W. Scott --
Women's autobiographical selves: theory and practice / Susan Stanford Friedman --
On confession / Rita Felski --
The narrative self: race, politics, and culture in Black American women's autobiography / Nellie Y. McKay --
Performativity, autobiographical practice, resistance / Sidonie Smith --
Woman skin deep: feminism and the postcolonial condition / Sara Suleri --
Autogynography:is the subject different? / Donna C. Stanton --
Authorizing the autobiographical / Shari Benstock --
Mothers, displacement, and language / Bella Brodzki --
The politics of subjectivity and the Ideology of genre / Felicity A. Nussbaum --
First-person plural: subjectivity and community in Native American women's autobiography / Hertha D. Sweet Wong --
Autobiographics / Leigh Gilmore --
Autography / transformation /asymmetry / Jeanne Perreault --
Sacred secrets: a strategy for survival / Doris Sommer --
Resisting autobiography: out-law genres and transnational feminist subjects / Caren Kaplan --
Introduction to a day at a time: diary literature of American women, from 1764 to 1985 / Margo Culley --
A feminist revision of new historicism to give fuller readings of women's private writing / Helen M. Buss --
Female Rhetorics / Patricia Meyer Spacks --
Stories / Caroly Kay Steedman --Literary domesticity and women writers' subjectivities/ Mary Jean Corbett --
The literary standard, working-class autobiography, and gender / Regenia Gagnier --
The construction of the self in U.S. latina autobiographies / Lourdes Torres --
Autobiography, ethnography, and history: a model for reading / Anne E. Goldman --
Immigrant autobriography: some questions of definition and approach / Sau-ling Cynthia Wong --
The other voice; autobiographies of women writiers / Mary G. Mason --
The politics and aesthetics of metissage / Francoise Lionnet --
forbidden gaze, severed sound / Assia Djebar --
Speaking in tongues: dialogics, dialectics, and the Black woman writer's literary tradition / Mae Gwendolyn Henderson --
The recovery of memory, fantasy, and desire in women's trauma stories: feminist approaches to sexual abuse and psychotherapy / Janice Haaken --
Introduction to Bodies That Matter / Judith Butler --
Lesbian identity and autobiographical difference(s) / Biddy Martin --
Unspeakable differences: the politics of gender in Lesbian and heterosexual women's autobiographies / Julia Watson --
Mystical bodies and the dialogics of vision / Laurie A. Finke --
Autobiography, bodies, manhood / Shirley Neuman --
Writing autobiography / Bell Hooks --
autobiographical manifestos / Sidonie Smith Semiotics, experience, and the material self: an inquiry into the subject of the contemporary Asian woman writer / Shirley Geok-lin Lim --
From the women's prison: thris world women's narratives of prison / Barbara Harlow --
Teaching Autobiography / Nancy K. Miller --
The way in / Nancy Mairs.
Series Title: Wisconsin studies in American autobiography.
Responsibility: edited by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson.
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