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The Resource Women's life-writing : finding voice/building community, Linda S. Coleman, editor

Women's life-writing : finding voice/building community, Linda S. Coleman, editor

Label
Women's life-writing : finding voice/building community
Title
Women's life-writing
Title remainder
finding voice/building community
Statement of responsibility
Linda S. Coleman, editor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The essays in this collection offer readers vivid and varied evidence of the female response to recurring attempts by culture to artificially limit identity along the gendered lines of private and public experience. Calling on voices both familiar and little-known, British and American, black and white, young and old, poor and rich, heterosexual and lesbian, the essayists explore how women within unique personal and historical conditions used life-writing as a means of both self-understanding and connection to a community of sympathetic others, real or imagined. The life-writings within this anthology span the modern history of the genre itself, with writers drawn from as early as the seventeenth century and as late as the 1990s
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
828/.08
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR756.W65
LC item number
W66 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Coleman, Linda S
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  • English prose literature
  • American prose literature
  • Women and literature
  • Autobiography
  • Communities in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
Label
Women's life-writing : finding voice/building community, Linda S. Coleman, editor
Instantiates
Publication
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
"Why feignest thou thyselfe to be another woman?": constraints on the construction of subjectivity in Mary Rich's diary / Avra Kouffman -- "Clandestine delight": Frances Burney's life-writing / Linda Lang-Peralta -- "I love and only love the fairer sex": the writing of a lesbian identity in the diaries of Anne Lister (1791-1840) / Jennifer Frangos -- Speaking into being: the gifts of Rebecca Jackson, "Black visionary, Shaker eldress" / Sylvia Bryant -- Silenced stories: May Sarton's journals as a form of discursive resistance / Leah E. White -- Gender, sect, and circumstance: Quaker Mary Penington's many voices / Linda S. Coleman -- Mary White Rowlandson remembers captivity: a mother's anguish, a woman's voice / Parley Ann Boswell -- "Uncommon, bad, and dangerous": personal narratives of imprisoned Confederate women, 1861-1865 / Judith Scheffler -- I was re-elected president: Elizabeth Keckley as quintessential patriot in Behind the scenes, or thirty years a slave and four years in the White House / Lynn Domina -- Fatal pie and drops of frosting: Anne Ellis's acts of community building in The life of an ordinary woman / Jennifer S. Brantley -- Testament of youth: Vera Brittains' literary quest for peace / Elizabeth Foxwell -- "Write it upon the walles of your houses": Dorothy Leigh's The mothers blessing / Martha J. Craig -- "When a woman so far outsteps her proper sphere": counter-romantic tourism / Angela D. Jones -- Sugar ladles and strainers: political self-fashioning in the epistolary journalism of Lydia Maria Child / Anne Righton Malone -- Public and private tyrannies: Virginia Woolf, life-writing, and the feminist revision of history / Merry M. Pawlowski
Control code
36566112
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9780879727475
Isbn Type
(clothbound)
Lccn
97012724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Women's life-writing : finding voice/building community, Linda S. Coleman, editor
Publication
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
"Why feignest thou thyselfe to be another woman?": constraints on the construction of subjectivity in Mary Rich's diary / Avra Kouffman -- "Clandestine delight": Frances Burney's life-writing / Linda Lang-Peralta -- "I love and only love the fairer sex": the writing of a lesbian identity in the diaries of Anne Lister (1791-1840) / Jennifer Frangos -- Speaking into being: the gifts of Rebecca Jackson, "Black visionary, Shaker eldress" / Sylvia Bryant -- Silenced stories: May Sarton's journals as a form of discursive resistance / Leah E. White -- Gender, sect, and circumstance: Quaker Mary Penington's many voices / Linda S. Coleman -- Mary White Rowlandson remembers captivity: a mother's anguish, a woman's voice / Parley Ann Boswell -- "Uncommon, bad, and dangerous": personal narratives of imprisoned Confederate women, 1861-1865 / Judith Scheffler -- I was re-elected president: Elizabeth Keckley as quintessential patriot in Behind the scenes, or thirty years a slave and four years in the White House / Lynn Domina -- Fatal pie and drops of frosting: Anne Ellis's acts of community building in The life of an ordinary woman / Jennifer S. Brantley -- Testament of youth: Vera Brittains' literary quest for peace / Elizabeth Foxwell -- "Write it upon the walles of your houses": Dorothy Leigh's The mothers blessing / Martha J. Craig -- "When a woman so far outsteps her proper sphere": counter-romantic tourism / Angela D. Jones -- Sugar ladles and strainers: political self-fashioning in the epistolary journalism of Lydia Maria Child / Anne Righton Malone -- Public and private tyrannies: Virginia Woolf, life-writing, and the feminist revision of history / Merry M. Pawlowski
Control code
36566112
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9780879727475
Isbn Type
(clothbound)
Lccn
97012724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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