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Davidson, Cathy N. 1949-

Works: 70 works in 349 publications in 2 languages and 25,358 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Bio-bibliography  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Psychological fiction  Tall tales  War stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Creator
Classifications: PS2736.R3, 813.4
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The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States by Cathy N Davidson( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 2,164 libraries worldwide
Here is a gold mine of information about women's writing, women's history, and women's concerns - 771 entries, ranging from short biographies to extensive essays. The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and highly informative survey of women writers and their work as it also illuminates the issues that fired their imaginations. The volume boasts contributions by many of today's well-known cultural and literary critics, including Susan Faludi writing on backlash, Deborah Tannen on communication between the sexes, Jane Gallop on Lacanian psychoanalysis, Sidonie Smith on autobiography, Trudier Harris on passing, Nancy Armstrong on daughters, and Rachel Blau DuPlessis on poetry. There are over four hundred biographical profiles of not only important poets, novelists, and playwrights (including such contemporary figures as Wendy Wasserstein, Louise Erdrich, Anne Tyler, Amy Tan, Alice Walker, Annie Dillard, Joyce Carol Oates, Adrienne Rich, Toni Morrison, and Tama Janowitz), but also of women writers who have made important contributions in other fields - Margaret Mead, Betty Friedan, Rachel Carson, and Susan B. Anthony. Perhaps most important, there is extensive coverage of the many personal, cultural, and historical issues that have been explored by, and have influenced the lives and productivity of, women writers: race and racism, violence and sexual harassment, health, AIDS, the Civil War, the women's movement, and much more. There is also coverage of the publishing world (women's bookstores and presses), the art and practice of writing, and contemporary literary criticism (including deconstruction, black feminism, and lesbianliterary theory)
Revolution and the word : the rise of the novel in America by Cathy N Davidson( Book )
37 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,642 libraries worldwide
Now greatly expanded, this classic study has been updated to include the major controversies & developments in literary & cultural theory over the past two decades. It traces the co-emergence of the United States as a nation & the literary genre of the novel
The Oxford book of women's writing in the United States ( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 1,531 libraries worldwide
The moving autobiography of Zitkala-Sa, whose mother was a Sioux, tells us more about "otherness" than any sociological treatise, while Janice Mirikitani's and Nellie Wong's poems about being young Asian-American women, like Alice Walker's meditation on the beauty of growing old, speak to all readers
Now you see it : how the brain science of attention will transform the way we live, work, and learn by Cathy N Davidson( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,266 libraries worldwide
Documents a 2003 experiment at Duke University where the author had free iPods issued to the freshman class to see how the device could be used academically, in a report that reveals other technological ideas that are revolutionizing education
The Columbia history of the American novel ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 1,169 libraries worldwide
The Lost tradition : mothers and daughters in literature by Cathy N Davidson( Book )
13 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,126 libraries worldwide
Reading in America : literature & social history by Cathy N Davidson( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 812 libraries worldwide
The complete short stories of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )
5 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
Before he trailed off into the wilds of Mexico, never to be heard from again, Ambrose Bierce achieved a public persona as "bitter Bierce" and "the devil's lexicographer." He left behind a nasty reputation and more than ninety short stories that are perfect expressions of his sardonic genius. Brought together in this volume, these stories represent an unprecedented accomplishment in American literature. In their iconoclasm and needle-sharp irony, their formal and thematic ingenuity and element of surprise, they differ markedly from the fiction admired in Bierce's time. Readers familiar with the classic "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" will want to turn to Bierce's other Civil War stories. Also included here are his horror stories, among them "The Death of Halpin Frayser" and "The Damned Thing," and such tall tales as "Oil of Dog" and "A Cargo of Cat,"
American Indian stories, legends, and other writings by Zitkala-S̈a( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
A groundbreaking collection of stories, essays, poems, and speeches by a Sioux writer, teacher, and activist includes legends and tales from oral tradition, childhood stories, and allegorical fiction
The Art of Margaret Atwood : essays in criticism ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Ambrose Bierce by Cathy N Davidson( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 libraries worldwide
The coquette by Hannah Webster Foster( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 590 libraries worldwide
The Coquette tells the much-publicized story of the seduction and death of Elizabeth Whitman, a poet from Hartford, Connecticut. Written as a series of letters--between the heroine and her friends and lovers--it describes her long, tortuous courtship by two men, neither of whom perfectly suits her. Eliza Wharton (as Whitman is called in the novel) wavers between Major Sanford, a charming but insincere man, and the Reverend Boyer, a bore who wants to marry her. When, in her mid-30s, Wharton finds herself suddenly abandoned when both men marry other women, she willfully enters into an adulterous
Closing : the life and death of an American factory by Bill Bamberger( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 550 libraries worldwide
"The story of the White Furniture Company - a century-old, family-owned business that was bought out by a huge corporate conglomerate and later closed - puts a human face on the economic realities of the 1990s. Bill Bamberger took his revealing and powerful photographs during the last four months of operation on the factory floor, working side by side with the White employees. Cathy N. Davidson's text focuses on six people who represent every economic level in the American workforce: a CEO, an executive assistant, a middle manager, a supervisor, a skilled artisan, and a manual laborer. All speak the same language of craft, commitment, and community."--Jacket
The new education : how to revolutionize the university to prepare students for a world in flux by Cathy N Davidson( Book )
5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
"Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925, when the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T. As Cathy N. Davidson argues in The New Education, this approach to education is wholly unsuited to the era of the gig economy. From the Ivy League to community colleges, she introduces us to innovators who are remaking college for our own time by emphasizing student-centered learning that values creativity in the face of change above all. The New Education ultimately shows how we can teach students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come." --
Charlotte Temple, a tale of truth by Rowson( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
This riveting novel tells of the seduction of a British schoolgirl by a dashing soldier, John Montraville, who brings her to America and there abandons her, pregnant and ill. As such, it belongs to the seduction novel genre popular in early American literature
Subjects and citizens : nation, race, and gender from Oroonoko to Anita Hill by Michael Moon( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
The experimental fictions of Ambrose Bierce : structuring the ineffable by Cathy N Davidson( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
The future of thinking : learning institutions in a digital age by Cathy N Davidson( Book )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
Over the past two decades, the way we learn has changed dramatically. We have new sources of information and new ways to exchange and to interact with information. But our schools and the way we teach have remained largely the same for years, even centuries. What happens to traditional educational institutions when learning also takes place on a vast range of Internet sites, from Pokemon Web pages to Wikipedia? This report investigates how traditional learning institutions can become as innovative, flexible, robust, and collaborative as the best social networking sites. The authors propose an alternative definition of "institution" as a "mobilizing network"--Emphasizing its flexibility, the permeability of its boundaries, its interactive productivity, and its potential as a catalyst for change--and explore the implications for higher education. The Future of Thinking reports on innovative, virtual institutions. It also uses the idea of a virtual institution both as part of its subject matter and as part of its process: the first draft was hosted on a Web site for collaborative feedback and writing. The authors use this experiment in participatory writing as a test case for virtual institutions, learning institutions, and a new form of collaborative authorship. The finished version is still posted and open for comment. This book is the full-length report of the project, which was summarized in an earlier MacArthur volume, The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning
No more separate spheres! : a next wave American studies reader ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
'No more separate spheres!' explores the limitations of thinking about nineteenth-century American culture within the narrow rubric of 'male public' and 'female private' spheres. This collection examines the ways that the separate spheres binary has malingered unexamined in feminist criticism, American literary studies, and debates on the public sphere. Using American literary studies as a way to talk about changing categories of analysis, these essays discuss the work of major authors as Catharine Sedgwick, Herman Melville, Pauline E. Hopkins, Frederick Douglass, Catherine Beecher, Ralph Waldo Emerson, W.E.B. Du Bois, Sarah Orne Jewett, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and María Ampara Ruiz de Burton
The Book of love : writers and their love letters by Cathy N Davidson( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 libraries worldwide
The late John Cheever once insisted that "saving a letter is like trying to preserve a kiss." Luckily for us, the loved ones of great writers ranging from Sappho to Anne Sexton, from Anton Chekhov to Mr. Cheever himself have ignored that clever dictum. In more than one hundred of the most powerful, witty, wicked and whimsical letters ever written, we chronicle passion's erratic progress. Why should Marcus Aurelius's amorous words sit side by side with John Steinbeck's
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Alternative Names
Cathy Davidson Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English at Duke University
Davidson, Cathy
Davidson, Cathy 1949-
Davidson, Cathy N.
デイヴィドソン, キャシー・N
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