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Davis, Cynthia J. 1964-

Works: 14 works in 54 publications in 1 language and 5,656 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Chronology  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS1744.G57, 818.409
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman and her contemporaries literary and intellectual contexts by Cynthia J Davis( file )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,510 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 conflict wit
Women writers in the United States : a timeline of literary, cultural, and social history by Cynthia J Davis( Book )
10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,504 libraries worldwide
Women Writers in the United States is a celebration of the many forms of work--written and social, tangible and intangible--produced by American women. Davis and West document the variety and volume of women's work in the U.S. in a clear and accessible timeline format. They present information on the full spectrum of women's writing--including fiction, poetry, biography, political manifestos, essays, advice columns,and cookbooks, alongside a chronology of developments in social and cultural history that are especially pertinent to women's lives. This extensive chronology illustrates the divers
Charlotte Perkins Gilman : a biography by Cynthia J Davis( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 851 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]
Where the wild grape grows : selected writings, 1930-1950 by Dorothy West( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
"The volume includes examples of West's probing social criticism in the form of WPA essays and stories, as well as her interviews with southern migrants. A centerpiece of the book is her unpublished novella, Where the Wild Grape Grows, which explores with grace and gentle irony the complex relationship of three retired women living on Martha's Vineyard. Several of West's nature pieces, published over a span of twenty years in the Vineyard Gazette, are also reprinted."--BOOK JACKET
Approaches to teaching Gilman's "The yellow wall-paper" and Herland ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Bodily and narrative forms : the influence of medicine on American literature, 1845-1915 by Cynthia J Davis( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 351 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."--BOOK 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 263 libraries worldwide
Guide to international migration statistics the sources, collection, and processing of foreign-born population data at the U.S. Census Bureau by Joseph M Costanzo( file )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Beyond domesticity : U.S. women writers, 1770-1915 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Unnatural subjects : locating identity in American medical, scientific, and literary narratives, 1840-1910 by Cynthia J Davis( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 5 libraries 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
Charlotte Perkins Gilman a biography by Cynthia J Davis( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Literary sisters Dorothy West and her circle : a biography of the Harlem Renaissance by Verner D Mitchell( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Harlem Renaissance writer Dorothy West led a charmed life in many respects. Born into a distinguished Boston family, she appeared in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, then lived in the Soviet Union with a group that included Langston Hughes, to whom she proposed marriage. She later became friends with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who encouraged her to finish her second novel, The Wedding, which became the octogenarian author's first bestseller. Literary Sisters reveals a different side of West's personal and professional lives - her struggles for recognition outside of the traditional literary establishment, and her collaborations with talented African American women writers, artists, and performers who faced these same problems. West and her "literary sisters"--Women like Zora Neale Hurston and West's cousin, poet Helene Johnson - created an emotional support network that also aided in promoting, publishing, and performing their respective works. Integrating rare photos, letters, and archival materials from West's life, Literary Sisters 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."--Project Muse
Othello: recognition/reconciliation by Cynthia J Davis( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Davis, Cynthia.
Davis, Cynthia J.
Davis, Cynthia Jeanne.
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