American Women Writers 1900 1945

The volume reflects the diversity of American culture through its coverage of African American, Native American, Mexican American, and Chinese American women writers.

Author: Laurie Champion

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313309434

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 407

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Women writers have been traditionally excluded from literary canons, not until recently have scholars begun to rediscover or discover neglected women writers and their works. This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 58 American women authors who wrote between 1900 and 1945, a period that embraces two major artistic movements, Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a review of the author's critical reception, and extensive primary and secondary bibliographies. The volume reflects the diversity of American culture through its coverage of African American, Native American, Mexican American, and Chinese American women writers.

Spanish American Women Writers

old woman herself becomes a guardian angel for the narrator , a fairy -
godmother , a veritable muse — though always actively involved in the narrator's
aesthetic search for authenticity and her frustrated longing for a male companion

Author: Diane E. Marting

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313251940

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 645

View: 530


superb and indispensable. . . . this guide should serve to introduce a rich lode to scholarly miners of the Latin American literary tradition. Highly recommended. Choice Containing contributions by more than fifty scholars, this volume, the second of Diane Marting's edited works on the women of the literature of Spanish America, consists of analytical and biographical studies of fifty of the most important women writers of Latin America from the seventeenth century to the present. The writers covered in the individual essays represent most Spanish-speaking American nations and a variety of literary genres. Each essay provides biographical and career information, discusses the major themes in the body of work, and surveys criticism, ending with a detailed bibliography of works by the writer, works available in translation if applicable, and works about the writer. The editor's tripartite introduction freely associates themes and images with/about/for the works of Spanish American women writers; explains the history and process of the collaborative effort that this volume represents; and traces some feminist concerns that recur in the essays, providing commentary, analysis, suggestions for further research, and hypotheses to be tested. Two general essays complete the volume. The first examines the oral testimony of contemporary Indian women outside of the literary tradition, women whose words have been recorded by others. The other surveys Latina writers in the United States, an area not otherwise encompassed in the scope of this volume. Appendixes classify the writers in the main body of the work by birth date, country, and genre. Also included is a bibliography of reference works and general criticism on the Latin American woman writer, and title and subject indexes. This book addresses the needs of students, translators, and general readers, as well as scholars, by providing a general reference work in the area of Spanish American literature. As such, it belongs in the reference collections of all libraries serving scholars and students of Latin American and women's studies and literature.

Black Female Vampires in African American Women s Novels 1977 2011

Characteristic of this phase are “novels that invoke the slave past and interrogate
its role in the construction of the female self.”4 The Gilda Stories (1991) and
Fledgling (2005) are exemplars of phase three. The Gilda Stories uses slavery as
a ...

Author: Kendra R. Parker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498553186

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 249


This book critically situates the figure of the black female vampire within literary studies, cultural studies, gender studies, and critical race studies. It invites readers to take a closer look at the black female vampire figure and how that figure shapes and is shaped by cultural narratives about African American womanhood.

The Routledge Introduction to American Women Writers

Her acclaimed Gilead novels, which she acknowledges she wrote as a corrective
to misconceptions of American Calvinism, ... lack of restriction on their output
have led some critics to suggest that women writers have effectively arrived at

Author: Wendy Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317698562

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 361


The Routledge Introduction to American Women Writers considers the important literary, historical, cultural, and intellectual contexts of American women authors from the seventeenth century to the present and provides readers with an analysis of current literary trends and debates in women’s literature. This accessible and engaging guide covers a variety of essential topics, such as: the transatlantic and transnational origins of American women's literary traditions the colonial period and the Puritans the early national period and the rhetoric of independence the nineteenth century and the Civil War the twentieth century, including modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights era trends in twenty-first century American women's writing feminism, gender and sexuality, regionalism, domesticity, ethnicity, and multiculturalism. The volume examines the ways in which women writers from diverse racial, social, and cultural backgrounds have shaped American literary traditions, giving particular attention to the ways writers worked inside, outside, and around the strictures of their cultural and historical moments to create space for women’s voices and experiences as a vital part of American life. Addressing key contemporary and theoretical debates, this comprehensive overview presents a highly readable narrative of the development of literature by American women and offers a crucial range of perspectives on American literary history.

Modern American Women Writers

After the Civil War, the separate world of women's culture began to dissolve as
American women demanded entrance to ... The New Women writers of the 1890s
did not grieve for the female bonds and sanctuaries of the past, and challenged ...

Author: Elaine Showalter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780020820253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 624


Offers essays on forty-one women authors

African American Women Writers Historical Fiction

Writersfrom Walker to Perry seek different modesof exploring slavery, establish
intertextual dialogueswith previous works,and roottheir writingin a
traditionthatthey address andreinvent inorder toaccount forthe African American
past:“[A]mong ...

Author: A. Nunes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230118850

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 492


This volume explores African American historical fiction written by women in the last four decades of the twentieth century. Nunes' approach to the texts aims at emphasizing the narrative and thematic achievements of individual novels set in the context of the main trends and developments of the contemporary African American historical novel.

The Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth Century American Women s Writing

Once dismissed as simply sentimental and thus undeniably inferior, nineteenth-
century American women's writing, for at least the last twenty years, has been
newly “recovered” or “rediscovered.” The critical occasion for the Cambridge ...

Author: Dale M. Bauer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521669758

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 959


Providing an overview of the history of writing by women in the period, this 2001 Companion establishes the context in which this writing emerged, and traces the origin of the terms which have traditionally defined the debate. It includes essays on topics of recent concern, such as women and war, erotic violence, the liberating and disciplinary effects of religion, and examines the work of a variety of women writers, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Rebecca Harding Davis and Louisa May Alcott. The volume plots new directions for the study of American literary history, and provides several valuable tools for students, including a chronology of works and suggestions for further reading.

The Oxford Book of Women s Writing in the United States

Two Contemporary Poetry It seems fitting that we open the section of poetry by
women that we call " contemporary " with work by a still - living poet ... Nellie
Wong ' s parodic use of Elizabeth Barrett Browning ' s famous poem gave a new
dimension to her lament for her Asian - American adolescence . ... Women writers
of the past decade are fulfilling the promise that modernism suggested : at the
height ...

Author: Linda Wagner-Martin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195132459

Category: Fiction

Page: 596

View: 559


Expertly annotated short stories, poems, essays, plays, speeches, experimental writing, erotica, diaries, and correspondence by almost one hundred women of every age and ethnic background from the past four centuries offer a panorama of women's lives and concerns. UP.

Latin American Women Writers

The letter “A” indicates that the work is an anthology and the following letter
represents the first letter of the author's or editor's last name. If there is more than
one work per author or editor this is indicated by 1.1, 1.2, etc. These codes are
used ...

Author: Kathy S. Leonard

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810866609

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

View: 464


There is a wealth of published literature in English by Latin American women writers, but such material can be difficult to locate due to the lack of available bibliographic resources. In addition, the various types of published narrative (short stories, novels, novellas, autobiographies, and biographies) by Latin American women writers has increased significantly in the last ten to fifteen years. To address the lack of bibliographic resources, Kathy Leonard has compiled Latin American Women Writers: A Resource Guide to Titles in English. This reference includes all forms of narrative-short story, autobiography, novel, novel excerpt, and others-by Latin American women dating from 1898 to 2007. More than 3,000 individual titles are included by more than 500 authors. This includes nearly 200 anthologies, more than 100 autobiographies/biographies or other narrative, and almost 250 novels written by more than 100 authors from 16 different countries. For the purposes of this bibliography, authors who were born in Latin America and either continue to live there or have immigrated to the United States are included. Also, titles of pieces are listed as originally written, in either Spanish or Portuguese. If the book was originally written in English, a phrase to that effect is included, to better reflect the linguistic diversity of narrative currently being published. This volume contains seven indexes: Authors by Country of Origin, Authors/Titles of Work, Titles of Work/Authors, Autobiographies/Biographies and Other Narrative, Anthologies, Novels and Novellas in Alphabetical Order by Author, and Novels and Novellas by Authors' Country of Origin. Reflecting the increase in literary production and the facilitation of materials, this volume contains a comprehensive listing of narrative pieces in English by Latin American women writers not found in any other single volume currently on the market. This work of reference will be of special interest to scholars, students, and instructors interested in narrative works in English by Latin American women authors. It will also help expose new generations of readers to the highly creative and diverse literature being produced by these writers.

Antebellum American Women Writers and the Road

Writing. by. Antebellum. Women. Sightseers. On first arriving in England in 1853,
Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote: We stopped at last before the door of a cottage,
whose porch was overgrown with ivy. From that moment I ceased to feel myself a

Author: Susan L. Roberson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136888656

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

View: 501


A study of American women’s narratives of mobility and travel, this book examines how geographic movement opened up other movements or mobilities for antebellum women at a time of great national expansion. Concerned with issues of personal and national identity, the study demonstrates how women not only went out on the open road, but participated in public discussions of nationhood in the texts they wrote. Roberson examines a variety of narratives and subjects, including not only traditional travel narratives of voyages to the West or to foreign locales, but also the ways travel and movement figured in autobiography, spiritual, and political narratives, and domestic novels by women as they constructed their own politics of mobility. These narratives by such women as Margaret Fuller, Susan Warner, and Harriet Beecher Stowe destabilize the male-dominated stories of American travel and nation-building as women claimed the public road as a domain in which they belonged, bringing with them their own ideas about mobility, self, and nation. The many women’s stories of mobility also destabilize a singular view of women’s history and broaden our outlook on geographic movement and its repercussions for other movements. Looking at texts not usually labeled travel writing, like the domestic novel, brings to light social relations enacted on the road and the relation between story, location, and mobility.

Contemporary American Women Writers

There are a dog, for example, indoor plants, and a lot of snow; the first two absorb
an inordinate amount of the characters' emotional energy, and the last encloses
them as if they were trapped inside one of those glass balls in which the snow ...

Author: Catherine Rainwater

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813157153

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 382


Ann Beattie, Annie Dillard, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Marge Piercy, Anne Redmon, Anne Tyler, and Alice Walker all seem to be especially concerned with narrative management. The ten essays in this book raise new and intriguing questions about the ways these leading women writers appropriate and transform generic norms and ultimately revise literary tradition to make it more inclusive of female experience, vision, and expression. The contributors to this volume discover diverse narrative strategies. Beattie, Dillard, Paley, and Redmon in divergent ways rely heavily upon narrative gaps, surfaces, and silences, often suggesting depths which are lamentably absent from modern experience or which mysteriously elude language. For Kingston and Walker, verbal assertiveness is the focus of narratives depicting the gradual empowerment of female protagonists who learn to speak themselves into existence. Ozick and Tyler disrupt conventional reader expectations of the "anti-novel" and the "family novel," respectively. Finally, Morrison's and Piercy's works reveal how traditional narrative forms such as the Bildungsroman and the "soap opera" are adaptable to feminist purposes. In examining the writings of these ten important women authors, this book illuminates a significant moment in literary history when women's voices are profoundly reshaping American literary tradition.

Latin American Women Writers

... the work of Latin American authors, especially that of the women in the second
half of the twentieth century, memorable. It is their transgressive and
contestatorial nature, and their critical reconsideration of hierarchical oppositions,
that make ...

Author: Myriam Yvonne Jehenson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791425592

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

View: 538


This book describes how Latin-American women writers of all classes, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, ironize masculinist, classicist, and racist cliches in their narratives.

Teaching African American Women s Writing

With regard to the former, I want to situate the difficulties of adding Black women
writers (African American or Australian) to the canon – or alternative canons – in
the light of the racism that has flooded and continues to flood the social, ...

Author: G. Wisker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137086471

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 984


The essays in Teaching African American Women's Writing provide reflections on issues, problems and pleasures raised by studying the texts. They will be of use to those teaching and studying African American women's writing in colleges, universities and adult education groups as well as teachers involved in teaching in schools to A level.

A Companion to Latin American Women Writers

1938) has been a prolific writer since the 1970s, producing works in both
Spanish and English. ... last two works fit into a tradition of archival-novels-
dealing-with-marvellous-Latin-American-realities, in the style of Gabriel García
Márquez, ...

Author: Brigida M. Pastor

Publisher: Tamesis Books

ISBN: 9781855662360

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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This volume offers a critical study of a representative selection of Latin American women writers who have made major contributions to all literary genres and represent a wide range of literary perspectives and styles. Many of these women have attained the highest literary honours: Gabriela Mistral won the Nobel Prize in 1945; Clarice Lispector attracted the critical attention of theorists working mainly outside the Hispanic area; others have made such telling contributions to particular strands of literature that their names are immediately evocative of specific currents or styles. Elena Poniatowska is associated with testimonial writing; Isabel Allende and Laura Esquivel are known for the magical realism of their texts; others, such as Juana de Ibarbourou and Laura Restrepo remain relatively unknown despite their contributions to erotic poetry and to postcolonial prose fiction respectively. The distinctiveness of this volume lies in its attention to writers from widely differing historical and social contexts and to the diverse theoretical approaches adopted by the authors. Brígida M. Pastor teaches Latin American literature and film at the University of Glasgow . Her publications include Fashioning Cuban Feminism and Beyond, El discurso de Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda: Identidad Femenina y Otredad; and Discursos Caribenhos: Historia, Literatura e Cinema Lloyd Hughes Davies teaches Spanish American Literature at Swansea University. His publications include Isabel Allende, La casa de los espíritus and Projections of Peronism in Argentine Autobiography, Biography and Fiction.

Sex Expression and American Women Writers 1860 1940

In a 1919 article entitled ''American Family Life in Fiction'' in Catholic World,
Maurice Francis Egan claims that ''Miss Hurst ... to a husband's past sex addiction
and ''burn out'' on women in Hallelujah (1944), to a woman's own sexual ''itch'' in

Author: Dale M. Bauer

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807887692

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 436


American women novelists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries registered a call for a new sexual freedom, Dale Bauer contends. By creating a lexicon of "sex expression," many authors explored sexuality as part of a discourse about women's needs rather than confining it to the realm of sentiments, where it had been relegated (if broached at all) by earlier writers. This new rhetoric of sexuality enabled critical conversations about who had sex, when in life they had it, and how it signified. Whether liberating or repressive, sexuality became a potential force for female agency in these women's novels, Bauer explains, insofar as these novelists seized the power of rhetoric to establish their intellectual authority. Thus, Bauer argues, they helped transform the traditional ideal of sexual purity into a new goal of sexual pleasure, defining in their fiction what intimacy between equals might become. Analyzing the work of canonical as well as popular writers--including Edith Wharton, Anzia Yezierska, Julia Peterkin, and Fannie Hurst, among others--Bauer demonstrates that the new sexualization of American culture was both material and rhetorical.

Short Story Masterpieces by American Women Writers

Edna Ferber first won acclaim as a writer of fiction with “Roast Beef, Medium” (
1913) and other stories about Emma ... past sluggish mires of dreadful things en
casserole, over hills of corned-beef hash, across shaking quagmires of veal
glacé, ...

Author: Clarence C. Strowbridge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486783383

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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Fourteen tales include Joyce Carol Oates' "Heat," Flannery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Why I Live at the P.O." by Eudora Welty, plus stories by Edith Wharton, Louise Erdrich, Alice Walker, and others.

Seven American Women Writers of the Twentieth Century

... been writing; but there is probably no other writer of fiction in America who has
maintained so consistently high a level. ... as she herself has confessed, is to
write "from memory," even in certain instances to employ her past self as principal

Author: Maureen Howard

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816607969

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 380

View: 192


Seven American Women Writers of the Twentieth Century was first published in 1977. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.