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Davis, Cynthia J. 1964-

Works: 15 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 7,934 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Chronologies  Records and correspondence  Sources  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS1744.G57, 818.409
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Women writers in the United States : a timeline of literary, cultural, and social history by Cynthia J Davis( Book )
17 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 859 libraries worldwide
This extensive chronology illustrates the diversity of women who have lived and written in the United States and creates a sense of the full trajectory of individual careers. A valuable and rich source of information on women's studies, literature, and history, Women Writers in the United States will enable readers to locate familiar and unfamiliar women's texts and to place them in the context out of which they emerged
Charlotte Perkins Gilman : a biography by Cynthia J Davis( Book )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 libraries worldwide
This is a biography of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935): Beecher-descendent, zealous reformer, exhilarating lecturer, prolific writer, scandalous divorcee, "unnatural mother," international celebrity, and life-long controversialist. It offers the definitive account of this controversial writer and activist's long and eventful life. She launched her career as a lecturer, author, and reformer with the story for which she is best-known today, "The Yellow Wallpaper."--[book cover]
Charlotte Perkins Gilman and her contemporaries : literary and intellectual contexts by Cynthia J Davis( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Considers Gilman's place in American literary and social history by examining her relationships to other prominent intellectuals of her era. By placing Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the company of her contemporaries, this collection seeks to correct misunderstandings of the feminist writer and lecturer as an isolated radical. Gilman believed and preached that no life is ever led in isolation; indeed, the cornerstone of her philosophy was the idea that "humanity is a relation." Gilman's highly public and combative stances as a critic and social activist brought her into contact and conf
Where the wild grape grows : selected writings, 1930-1950 by Dorothy West( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 541 libraries worldwide
"Despite her strong associations with Massachusetts - her upbringing in Roxbury, her lifelong connection with Martha's Vineyard, and two novels documenting the Great Migration and the rise and decline of Boston's African American community - Dorothy West (1907-1998) is perhaps best known as a member of the Harlem Renaissance."
Approaches to teaching Gilman's "The yellow wall-paper" and Herland ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
Bodily and narrative forms : the influence of medicine on American literature, 1845-1915 by Cynthia J Davis( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
"During the period of the professionalization of American medicine, many authors were concerned with a concurrent tendency to define identity in biological terms. Most of them doctors or patients themselves, they used literature polemically to convey their views about the meaning of the body and the origin and cure of disease. This book demonstrates that emergent medical beliefs about bodily functions and malfunctions surface in the writings of these authors not simply as thematic concerns but as problems for narrative form. Through a series of careful, historicized readings of works by a range of authors - including Louisa May Alcott, Charles W. Chesnutt, Margaret Fuller, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Frances E. Watkins Harper, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Pauline E. Hopkins, William Dean Howells, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps - the book relates both the what and the how of representation to specific theories of embodiment emerging during this burgeoning yet awkward period of medical history." "Through five case studies, Bodily and Narrative Forms charts the possibilities literature offers for promoting or contesting biological definitions of the self. These studies identify narrative structure as one of the places where the body is represented - a place often overlooked but crucial to understanding the complicated, mediated relationship between context and content, as well as the dynamic, complex properties of form, whether narrative or corporeal. Each of the studies documents authorial efforts to depict corporeal beliefs via literary forms, demonstrating that these depictions extend beyond narrative content to include generic and stylistic choices. They also show the complex ways in which formal attributes and strategies may complicate authors' attempts to directly represent - as well as readers' attempts to directly access - the body through literature."--Jacket
Western echoes of the Harlem Renaissance : the life and writings of Anita Scott Coleman by Anita Scott Coleman( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Beyond domesticity : U.S. women writers, 1770-1915 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Unnatural subjects : locating identity in American medical, scientific, and literary narratives, 1840-1910 by Cynthia J Davis( Archival Material )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Literary sisters : Dorothy West and her circle : a biography of the Harlem Renaissance by Verner D Mitchell( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"Reveals West's struggles for recognition outside the traditional literary establishment, and her collaborations with innovative African American women writers, artists, and performers who faced similar problems. With such "literary sisters" as Zora Neal Hurston and West's cousin, poet Helene Johnson, she created an emotional support network that also aided in promoting, publishing, and performing their respective works. Integrating rare photos, letters, and archival materials, this book is not only a groundbreaking biography of an increasingly important author but also a vivid portrait of a pivotal moment for African American women in the arts"--
Othello: recognition/reconciliation by Cynthia J Davis( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Dopamine-induced ganglionic blockade: antagonism by drugs that increase camp by Cynthia J Davis( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Charlotte Perkins Gilman and her contemporaries literary and intellectual contexts ( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Margaret Fuller, body and soul by Cynthia J Davis( Article )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A descriptive study of the psychosocial adjustment of female veterans based on age, race, and educational attainment by Cynthia J Davis( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Davis, Cynthia.
Davis, Cynthia J.
Davis, Cynthia Jeanne.
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