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The Resource Communication and women's friendships : parallels and intersections in literature and life, edited by Janet Doubler Ward, JoAnna Stephens Mink

Communication and women's friendships : parallels and intersections in literature and life, edited by Janet Doubler Ward, JoAnna Stephens Mink

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Communication and women's friendships : parallels and intersections in literature and life
Title
Communication and women's friendships
Title remainder
parallels and intersections in literature and life
Statement of responsibility
edited by Janet Doubler Ward, JoAnna Stephens Mink
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Today, women need once again to develop the bonds of "sisterhood" which can provide the support which our families, our "significant other" relationships, and our social institutions have left void. One important way of doing this is to turn to examples of literary friendships. Eleven original essays offer a variety of perspectives on the changing ways in which women's friendships have been viewed. The contributors discuss the fundamental values of women's friendships and communication in order to understand the many parallels and intersections between literature and life. This anthology suggests that women's friendships are to be greatly valued - indeed treasured - as significant parts of women's lives
  • Discussion is divided into four overlapping sections. The inherent intimacy of diaries, journals, and letters can affect the fiction which women authors write. Additionally, women's friendships are important images in canonical nineteenth- and twentieth-century novels by women. Beginning in the eighteenth century, the role of female friendships took on political overtones, as the chapters in the third section discuss. Lastly, female friendship is depicted in novels and stories from non-Anglo cultures
  • By looking at various types of friendships and by examining how they either lapse or develop into strong relationships, we may better understand ourselves and our own relationships. Communication and Women's Friendships is directed towards literary scholars, social critics, and anyone interested in the ways in which forms of discourse enhance friendships between women
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DLC
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN471
LC item number
.C66 1993
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Ward, Janet Doubler
  • Mink, JoAnna Stephens
Series statement
Women's studies series
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  • Literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women in literature
  • Friendship in literature
Label
Communication and women's friendships : parallels and intersections in literature and life, edited by Janet Doubler Ward, JoAnna Stephens Mink
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Publication
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Spine title: Communication & women's friendships
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Faithful friends" : diaries and the dynamics of women's friendships / Suzanne L. Bunkers -- Linking women across generations : the journals and letters of Lessing and Sarton / Barbara Frey Waxman -- "Women alone stir my imagination" : intertextual eroticism in the friendships/relationships created by Virginia Woolf / Pamela J. Olano -- "The medicine she trusted to" : woman, friendship and communication in The Voyage out and Night and day / Elizabeth Cooley -- "Islands" of peace : female friendships in Victorian literature / Laurie Buchanan -- "I can step out of myself a little" : feminine virtue and female friendship in Hannah Foster's The Coquette / John Paul Tassoni -- The bluestocking circle : the negotiation of "reasonable" women / Susan M. Yadlon -- Three generations of radical women's man-talk / Nora Ruth Roberts -- Female friendship in the contemporary Bildungsroman / Katherine B. Payant -- Women's community and survival in the novels of Louise Erdrich / Julie Tharp -- Inscriptions of orality and silence : representations of female friendship in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean / Renée Larrier
Control code
29923463
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780879726447
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
93073079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Communication and women's friendships : parallels and intersections in literature and life, edited by Janet Doubler Ward, JoAnna Stephens Mink
Publication
Note
Spine title: Communication & women's friendships
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Faithful friends" : diaries and the dynamics of women's friendships / Suzanne L. Bunkers -- Linking women across generations : the journals and letters of Lessing and Sarton / Barbara Frey Waxman -- "Women alone stir my imagination" : intertextual eroticism in the friendships/relationships created by Virginia Woolf / Pamela J. Olano -- "The medicine she trusted to" : woman, friendship and communication in The Voyage out and Night and day / Elizabeth Cooley -- "Islands" of peace : female friendships in Victorian literature / Laurie Buchanan -- "I can step out of myself a little" : feminine virtue and female friendship in Hannah Foster's The Coquette / John Paul Tassoni -- The bluestocking circle : the negotiation of "reasonable" women / Susan M. Yadlon -- Three generations of radical women's man-talk / Nora Ruth Roberts -- Female friendship in the contemporary Bildungsroman / Katherine B. Payant -- Women's community and survival in the novels of Louise Erdrich / Julie Tharp -- Inscriptions of orality and silence : representations of female friendship in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean / Renée Larrier
Control code
29923463
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780879726447
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
93073079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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