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The Resource Witnessing girlhood : toward an intersectional tradition of life writing, Leigh Gilmore and Elizabeth Marshall

Witnessing girlhood : toward an intersectional tradition of life writing, Leigh Gilmore and Elizabeth Marshall

Label
Witnessing girlhood : toward an intersectional tradition of life writing
Title
Witnessing girlhood
Title remainder
toward an intersectional tradition of life writing
Statement of responsibility
Leigh Gilmore and Elizabeth Marshall
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When over 150 women testified in 2018 to the sexual abuse inflicted on them by Dr. Larry Nassar when they were young competitive gymnasts, they exposed and transformed the conditions that shielded their violation, including the testimonial disadvantages that cluster at the site of gender, youth, and race. In Witnessing Girlhood, Leigh Gilmore and Elizabeth Marshall argue that they also joined a long tradition of autobiographical writing lead by women of color in which adults use the figure and narrative of child witness to expose harm and seek justice. Witnessing Girlhood charts a history of how women use life narrative to transform conditions of suffering, silencing, and injustice into accounts that enjoin ethical response. Drawing on a deep and diverse archive of self-representational forms-slave narratives, testimonio, memoir, comics, and picture books- Gilmore and Marshall attend to how authors return to a narrative of traumatized and silenced girlhood and the figure of the child witness in order to offer public testimony. Emerging within these accounts are key scenes and figures that link a range of texts and forms from the mid nineteenth century to the contemporary period. Gilmore and Marshall offer a genealogy of the reverberations across timelines, self-representational acts, and jurisdictions of the child witness in life writing. Reconstructing these historical and theoretical trajectories restores an intersectional testimonial history of writing by women of color about sexual and racist violence to the center of life writing, and, in so doing, furthers our capacity to engage ethically with representations of vulnerability, childhood, and collective witness"--
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1959-
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Gilmore, Leigh
Dewey number
305.23082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ798
LC item number
.G52 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Marshall, Elizabeth
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  • Girls
  • Child witnesses
  • Minority women
  • Autobiographies
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Autobiographies
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Child witnesses
  • Girls
Label
Witnessing girlhood : toward an intersectional tradition of life writing, Leigh Gilmore and Elizabeth Marshall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Girls in crisis: feminist resistance in life writing by women of color
  • Gender pessimism and survivorstorytelling in the memoir boom: Girl, interrupted, Autobiography of a face, and Nanette
  • Visualizing sexual violence and feminist child witness: A child's life and other stories and Becoming unbecoming
  • Teaching dissent through picture books:girlhood activism and graphic life writing for the child
  • Epilogue: twenty-first-century formations: child witness, trans life writing, and futurity
Control code
1085971341
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9780823285488
Lccn
2019028513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029402903
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1085971341
Label
Witnessing girlhood : toward an intersectional tradition of life writing, Leigh Gilmore and Elizabeth Marshall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Girls in crisis: feminist resistance in life writing by women of color
  • Gender pessimism and survivorstorytelling in the memoir boom: Girl, interrupted, Autobiography of a face, and Nanette
  • Visualizing sexual violence and feminist child witness: A child's life and other stories and Becoming unbecoming
  • Teaching dissent through picture books:girlhood activism and graphic life writing for the child
  • Epilogue: twenty-first-century formations: child witness, trans life writing, and futurity
Control code
1085971341
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9780823285488
Lccn
2019028513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029402903
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1085971341

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