Category: Women Authors

Download E-books Writing Selves in Diaspora: Ethnography of Autobiographics of Korean Women in Japan and the United States (New Asian Anthropology) PDF

By Sonia Ryang

Writing Selves in Diaspora is a piece born out of long term fieldwork through the writer, Sonia Ryang, in Japan and the U.S., spanning multiple and a part many years. It bargains an extraordinary perception into Korean women's lives and their formation of self in diaspora in Japan and the us.

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Download E-books Moving Lives: Twentieth-Century Women's Travel Writing PDF

By Sidonie Smith

Women's Studies/Literary Theory

An enticing examine ladies writing at the go-and what they let us know approximately lady id.

As technological advances elevated the convenience, velocity, and succeed in of transportation, an increasing number of girls took to the air, to the line and the rail, and headed for issues in different places. As they mastered new modes of mobility after which narrated their trips, those girls tourists left cultural rules of femininity as sedentary, subordinate, and limited within the airborne dirt and dust. In relocating Lives Sidonie Smith explores how women's trip and trip writing within the 20th century have been formed by way of specific modes of mobility, asking how the shape of trip affected the type of narrative written.

Alexandra David-Neel visiting strolling around the Himalayas; Robyn Davidson on her camel within the outback of Australia; Amelia Earhart, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and Beryl Markham hiking into the cockpit in their airplanes; Mary Morris using a teach from Beijing to Berlin; Irma Kurtz taking a Greyhound into the bellies of yankee towns and towns-of those and different ladies, Smith asks: What do they make in their travels? How do they enact the dynamics of and contradictions within the glide of identification? Are they outlined via the experience-or do they outline the that means of a selected mode of delivery in new and other ways, and in doing so, disentangle trip from its masculine logic?

Unique in its specialize in the connection of girls in movement, applied sciences of movement, and autobiographical practices, relocating Lives will curiosity readers throughout a extensive spectrum of disciplines, in addition to people who find themselves easily intrigued by means of commute narratives.

Sidonie Smith is director of women's stories and professor of English on the college of Michigan. Her books contain Subjectivity, id, and the physique: Women's Autobiographical Practices within the 20th Century (1993) and, as coeditor, Getting a existence: daily makes use of of Autobiography (Minnesota, 1996).

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Download E-books The Pull of Postcolonial Nationhood: Gender and Migration in Francophone African Literatures PDF

By Ayo A. Coly

Whereas the male-dominated Francophone African migrant literary culture contains girls writers, there's no learn that attends to this subgroup of writers. The Pull of Postcolonial Nationhood: Gender and Migration in Francophone African Literatures pioneers the examine of those writers as a class via an exam of 3 significant ladies who exemplify the Francophone African lady migrant literary culture: Ken Bugul, Calixthe Beyala, and Fatou Diome. by means of learning those girls jointly, Ayo A. Coly innovatively introduces gender into triumphing theories of Francophone African migrant literatures. those theories, in accordance with the present surge of postnationalism in cultural feedback, declare that questions of domestic and nationhood are out of date for the current iteration of Francophone African migrant writers, yet this ebook indicates that the other is right within the texts of those writers. Coly is hence in a position to exhibit how claims of postnationalism are usually skewed via gender-blind understandings of nationalism, specifically a failure to contemplate that girls have regularly been the websites for discourses and practices of nationalism. Amid the destructive foreign money of domestic and state in modern cultural feedback, together with postcolonial feedback, this publication contends that domestic continues to be a politically, ideologically, and emotionally loaded subject for postcolonial matters.

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Download E-books Cold Pastoral: Poems PDF

A searing, pressing number of poems that brings the lyric and documentary jointly in remarkable ways—unmasking and analyzing the threat of artifical disaster.

On September 20, 2010, an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11 males and commenced what may develop into the biggest oil spill ever in US waters. On August 29, 2005, typhoon Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, resulting in a demise toll that continues to be unconfirmed. And in April 2014, the Flint water hindrance started, exposing millions of individuals to lead-contaminated ingesting water. this is often the litany of our time—and those are the occasions that Rebecca Dunham strains, passionately and brilliantly, in Cold Pastoral.

In poems that comprise interviews and excerpts from executive records and different sources—poems that undertake the pastoral and elegiac traditions in a panorama the place “I can’t see the insects; I don’t pay attention the birds”—Dunham invokes the poet as ethical witness. “I owe him,” she writes of 1 guy tormented by the oil spill, “must research, eventually, easy methods to look.” this is often the area she exhibits us, with out sentiment and with genuinely-earned attractiveness: Oysters decimated through freshwater unencumber. Tarballs floating within the Gulf of Mexico. A hungry mom and her little ones in a supermarket. Clouds of insecticides. 11 males useless. A silent spring.

Experimental and incisive, Cold Pastoral is a set that unearths what poetry can—and, maybe, should—be, reflecting ourselves and our international again with wonderful clarity.

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Download E-books Fairy Tales, Myth, and Psychoanalytic Theory: Feminism and Retelling the Tale PDF

Whilst that Seventies feminist psychoanalytic theorists like Jean Baker Miller and Nancy Chodorow have been tough prior versions that assumed the masculine psyche because the norm for human improvement and mental/emotional health and wellbeing, writers equivalent to Anne Sexton, Olga Broumass, and Angela Carter have been launched into their very own revisionist undertaking to respire new lifestyles into fairy stories and classical myths in keeping with conventional gender roles. equally, within the Nineteen Nineties, second-wave feminist clinicians persevered the paintings started through Chodorow and Miller, whereas writers of fable that come with Terry Windling, Tanith Lee, Terry Pratchett, and Catherynne M. Valente took their notion from revisionist authors of the Seventies. As Schanoes exhibits, those 20 years have been either fairly fruitful eras for artists and psychoanalytic theorists all in favour of matters relating to the improvement of women's feel of self. placing apart the restrictions of either traces of feminist psychoanalytic thought, their impact is indisputable. Schanoes's ebook posits a brand new version for knowing either feminist psychoanalytic thought and feminist retellings, person who emphasizes the interdependence of idea and paintings and demanding situations the proposal that literary revision consists of a masculinist fight with the writer's inventive forbearers.

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Download E-books Women and Discourse in the Fiction of Marguerite Duras: Love, Legends, Language PDF

By Susan D. Cohen

Probably the most recognized dwelling French writers, Marguerite Duras is popular for her provocative and hauntingly attractive works of fiction, drama, and cinema. This booklet bargains the 1st complete learn of the narrative and stylistic features of Duras's fiction. Susan D. Cohen examines the complete diversity of Duras's works, combining shut textual analyses with a extra normal dialogue of narrativity and its connections with gender, type, and race. the focal point all through is on language, illustration, and distinction, which Duras explores on each structural level.

Cohen indicates how Duras's writings, even the arguable "erotic" works, disclose and subvert the repression of ladies in conventional, dominant discourse and while current an alternate, nonrepressive discursive version. She formulates an idea of inventive "ignorance," which she identifies because the generative precept of Duras's textual creation and the method of language it proposes. Cohen additionally explores the distinct gains of Duras's prose, describing how the author achieves the ritual, mythical air of mystery that characterizes her paintings.

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Download E-books Women and German Drama: Playwrights and Their Texts 1860-1945 (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture) PDF

For girls, in accordance with the modern Austrian dramatist Elfriede Jelinek, writing for the theater is an act of transgression. the concept that drama as a grand public style resists girls writers has turn into confirmed in contemporary scholarship. yet Jelinek herself has received the Büchner Prize, the main prestigious award in German letters, and there's a wealth of dramatic paintings by means of ladies from the twentieth century and earlier than: either proof appear to contradict the inspiration of women's exclusion from drama. So why has drama by way of ladies seem to have been written opposed to the chances, and why has it, till very lately, been lacking from literary histories? This booklet seems to be intimately at women's playwriting in German among 1860 and 1945, and at its reception by way of critics. some of the works thought of have by no means earlier than been analyzed by way of glossy scholarship; others, significantly the performs of Marieluise Fleisser and Else Lasker-Schüler, are renowned, yet are learn the following for the 1st time within the context of past dramatic paintings by means of ladies. Sarah Colvin seeks modes of analyzing that do justice either to the dramatic texts as functionality texts, and to the feel of "otherness" skilled by means of the girl author in a male-dominated literary and theatrical surroundings. She concludes that an figuring out of the concepts constructed through girls playwrights of the 19th and early 20th centuries can increase our examining not just of Fleisser and Lasker, yet of latest dramatists comparable to Jelinek. If the entire world's a level, playwrights can theoretically be noticeable as in command of the realm they bring; this publication asks to what volume girls dramatists be capable to use the gap of the drama to mirror the area that they event. Sarah Colvin is Reader in German on the collage of Edinburgh.

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Download E-books Myths of Power: A Marxist Study of the Brontës PDF

Myths of energy - Anniversary version units out to interpret the fiction of the Brontë sisters in mild of a Marxist research of the old stipulations within which it was once produced. Its target isn't in basic terms to narrate literary proof, yet through an in depth severe exam of the novels, to discover in them an important constitution of principles and values which concerning the Brontës' ambiguous scenario in the class-system in their society. Its goal is to forge shut kin among the novels, nineteenth-century ideology, and historic forces, so that it will remove darkness from the novels themselves in a substantially new standpoint. while initially released in 1975 (second variation in 1988), it was once the 1st full-length Marxist examine of the Brontës and is now reissued to rejoice 30 years seeing that its first e-book. It features a new advent by way of Terry Eagleton which displays at the adjustments that have occurred in Marxist literary feedback on account that 1988, and situates this reissue of the second one version in present debates.

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Download E-books Performance and Femininity in Eighteenth-Century German Women's Writing: The Impossible Act (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History) PDF

During this ebook, Wendy Arons examines how girls writers used theater and function to enquire the matter of woman subjectivity and to interfere within the dominant discourse approximately excellent femininity. Arons exhibits how modern calls for for sincerity and authenticity positioned a weird burden on ladies within the public sphere, particularly on actresses, who - like expert writers - overstepped the bounds of what used to be thought of right habit for women.  sarcastically, of their representations of perfect girls engaged in functionality, those writers divulge perfect femininity as an most unlikely act, at the same time they try to practice it of their writing and of their lives.

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Download E-books Readings in Renaissance Women's Drama: Criticism, History, and Performance 1594-1998 PDF

Readings in Renaissance Women's Drama is the main entire sourcebook for the research of this growing to be quarter of inquiry. It brings jointly, for the 1st time, a suite of the main severe commentaries and historic essays - either vintage and modern - on Renaissance women's drama. in particular designed to supply a accomplished assessment for college students, academics and students, this assortment combines:
* this century's key severe essays on drama by means of early glossy girls through early critics resembling Virginia Woolf and T.S. Eliot
* specially-commissioned new essays through a few of modern day very important feminist critics
* a preface and advent explaining this feature and contexts of the materials
* a bibliography of secondary sources
Playwrights coated comprise Joanna Lumley, Elizabeth Cary, Mary Sidney, Mary Wroth and the Cavendish sisters.

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