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Wisker, Gina 1951-

Works: 94 works in 349 publications in 2 languages and 9,836 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Handbooks and manuals  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
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Black women's writing by Gina Wisker( Book )
22 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 673 libraries worldwide
"Black Women's Writing contains a lively and wide-ranging collection of critical essays on Black women's writing from Afro-American, African, South African, British and Caribbean novelists, poets, short-story writers and a dramatist. For the reader, student and teacher it provides a useful introduction to much of the range of writing by Black women." "The focus is on writing, producing, reading and teaching the texts as creative, imaginative and culturally engaged works which give a voice to a variety of Black women's experiences." "The contributors are Black and White, female and male, academics and readers who chart their engagement with and enjoyment of the texts of some of the key figures in Black women's writing across several continents. This is an exciting and accessible book which will stimulate the reader's interest in what is arguably some of the best contemporary writing."--Jacket
Post-colonial and African American women's writing : a critical introduction by Gina Wisker( Book )
15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 570 libraries worldwide
"The book provides a valuable gender and culture inflected critical introduction to well-established women writers such as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Margaret Atwood, Bessie Head and many others from the U.S.A., the Caribbean, India, Africa, Britain, Australia, Canada and South Africa, including both black and white writers. There is also discussion of the work of British performance poet Jean 'Binta' Breeze, of Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta, of Aboriginal writers Sally Morgan and Kath Walker, and New Zealanders Janet Frame and Keri Hulme. Uniquely, the post-colonial is further explored to discuss 'emergent' writing by women from Cyprus, South-East Asia and Oceania
The postgraduate research handbook : succeed with your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD by Gina Wisker( Book )
26 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
Advice, support and both active and reflective tasks take the reader through the main stages of research. These include choosing a university and a topic, writing proposals, developing appropriate methodology, carrying out research, & writing up
Margaret Atwood : an introduction to critical views of her fiction by Gina Wisker( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Recognized as a feminist author, and the greatest living Canadian writer engaged with issues of gendered and national identity, Margaret Atwood also problematises both of these labels and trends in her work. This Guide will cover Atwood's entire fictional oeuvre and will engage fully with each of the debates developed by the various key critics of her work, interweaving these with sustained critical commentary and guiding readers through the key critical issues and approaches to reading Atwood's fiction. Including detailed coverage of Atwood's most widely-studied novels - The Handmaid's Tale, Alias Grace and The Blind Assassin - Gina Wisker provides both an original contribution and an essential guide to criticism on the work of this internationally renowned writer. -- Product Description
The undergraduate research handbook by Gina Wisker( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
A practical, research-informed text providing student researchers with models, tasks and activities to enable them to think through, plan, action, write up and present their research
Horror fiction : an introduction by Gina Wisker( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Essays and studies, 2004 : contemporary British women writers ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Despite the enduring popularity of contemporary women's writing, British women writers have received scant critical attention. They tend to be overshadowed by their American counterparts in the media and have come to be represented within the academy almost exclusively by Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson. This collection celebrates the range and diversity of contemporary (post-1970) British women writers. It challenges misconceptions about the nature and scope of fiction by women writers working in Britain - commonly dismissed as parochial, insular, dreary and domestic - and seeks to expand conventional definitions of 'British' by exploring how issues of nationality intersect with gender, class, race and sexuality.--Jacket
Fatal attractions : re-scripting romance in contemporary literature and film ( Book )
10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Romance is one of the most enduring of the "grand narratives". This collection of essays considers the ways in which the codes and conventions of traditional romance are being rewritten and subverted in contemporary literature and film
It's my party : reading twentieth-century women's writing ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Working one-to-one with students : supervising, coaching, mentoring, and personal tutoring by Gina Wisker( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
This volume is a practical guide to improving one-to-one teaching, covering a wide range of teaching contexts, including mentoring students and staff, supervising dissertations, how to approach informal meetings and more
Empowering women in higher education by Gina Wisker( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
This book focuses on enabling and empowering women in higher education, and it draws both on research and experience with women-centered teaching and learning practices and professional development and training of women staff. The first section of the book concentrates on women students in higher education. Chapters include: "Women Students and Mature Women Returners: Needs and Development, ""Curriculum and Change, ""Women-Centered Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategies," and "Women's Studies Courses." The final chapter in this section includes several case studies revolving about issues such as institutional climate and practices of women's studies, Master of Arts programs, the student body, and undergraduate programs in women's studies. The second section focuses on staff development and training, and chapters include many suggestions and strategies for change and development. Chapters are: "Pyramids and Glass Ceilings: Women's Positions in Higher Education and the Management House, ""Women as Managers, ""Assertiveness, Confidence-Building and Positive Interactions, ""Leadership Issues, ""Women Chairing Meetings and Supervising Others," and "Managing the Balancing Act." (All chapters contain extensive references.) (Ch)
Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace : a reader's guide by Gina Wisker( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
The 'Continuum Contemporaries' series is designed as a source of ideas and inspiration for members of book clubs and literature students at school, college and university. It aims to give readers informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, acclaimed and influential novels of recent years
Teaching African American women's writing by Gina Wisker( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
"The essays in Teaching African American Women's Writing not only provide reflections on issues, problems and pleasures raised by reading and studying the texts, but crucially they explore and demonstrate strategies for teaching African American women's writing which involve students with the texts, with the cultural, historical, political, gendered issues and with engaged critical reading practices. The book will be of use to those teaching and studying African American women's writing in colleges, universities, and adult education groups"--Provided by publisher
Enabling student learning : systems and strategies by Sally Brown( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
This book explores a range of strategies which have been developed to support student learning, as well as ways in which personal and peer tutoring systems can help make student experience rewarding and successful
Atwood's The handmaid's tale : a reader's guide by Gina Wisker( Book )
14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Margaret Atwood's popular dystopian novel A Handmaid's Tale, engages the reader with a broad range of issues relating to power, gender and religious politics. This guide provides an overview of the key critical debates and interpretations of the novel and encourages you to engage with key questions and readings in your reading of the text. It includes discussion of key themes and concepts including: - Representation of women's roles, gender, sexuality and power - Language, style and form - Dystopias and genre fictions - Power, control and religious fundamentalism. Combining helpful guidance on reading Atwood's text with overviews of significant stylistic and thematic issues and an introduction to criticism, this is an ideal companion to reading and studying A Handmaid's Tale
Virginia Woolf : a beginner's guide by Gina Wisker( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
An introduction to the life and works of Virginia Woolf - Major themes - Critical approaches to her work - Biography and influences
Contemporary women's Gothic fiction : carnival, hauntings and vampire kisses by Gina Wisker( Book )
10 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 88 libraries worldwide
‘At last we have a definitive guide to the marriage between contemporary women’s fiction and the Gothic, which gleefully plunges the romance plot into darkness and prises heroines away from constraining narratives in an endless series of reinventions from the Cartesque through to the post-colonial.’ – Marie Mulvey-Roberts, University of the West of England, UK This book revives and revitalises the literary Gothic in the hands of contemporary women writers. It makes a scholarly, lively and convincing case that the Gothic makes horror respectable, and establishes contemporary women’s Gothic fictions in and against traditional Gothic. The book provides new, engaging perspectives on established contemporary women Gothic writers, with a particular focus on Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison. It explores how the Gothic is malleable in their hands and is used to demythologise oppressions based on difference in gender and ethnicity. The study presents new Gothic work and new nuances, critiques of dangerous complacency and radical questionings of what is safe and conformist in works as diverse as Twilight (Stephenie Meyer) and A Girl Walks Home Alone (Ana Lily Amirpur), as well as by Anne Rice and Poppy Brite. It also introduces and critically explores postcolonial, vampire and neohistorical Gothic and women’s ghost stories
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Wisker, G.
Wisker, G. 1951-
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