Description : In literary works by women authors ranging from Mme de Stael, George Eliot, and Anna Banti, to contemporary writers Alice Munro and Grace Paley, Deborah Heller examines how women writers over the past two centuries have represented the challenges of being both a woman and an artist. Literary Sisterhoods examines the untold connections between the woman author and her subject, between woman authors, and among women artists the world over. Heller teases out a convincing assertion of sisterhoods for a diverse range of authors and works despite the differences of the cultures and eras they represent. Heller's book builds on feminist criticism and scholarship that has helped make us aware of the distinctive perspectives on female experience revealed in women's writing. Literary Sisterhoods explores how women authors construct their female protagonists' quests for creative self-expression. Situating these narrative journeys in their own times and cultures, Heller shows how they contribute to a common tradition that speaks to readers today.
Description : Where are the women writers of color? Where are their theoretical voices? The fifteen contributors to Other Sisterhoods: Literary Theory and U.S. Women of Color examine the ways that women writers of color have contributed to the discourse of literary and cultural theory. They focus on the impact of key issues, such as social construction and identity politics, on the works of women writers of color, as well as on the ways these women deal with differences relating to gender, class, race/ethnicity, and sexuality. The book also explores the ways women writers of color have created their own ethnopoetics within the arena of literary and cultural theory, helping to redefine the nature of theory itself.
Description : This volume concentrates on portrayals of female relationships - communities, friends, lovers, sisters, daughters, mothers and enemies - and examines the ways in which the subject is positioned in different media for both male and female consumption.
Description : "The essays provide new research into women's literary history from the late seventeenth century to the Modernist period covering topics such as women's science and anti-slavery writing, midwifery, women and the novel, and lesbian literary history. Essays discuss the writing of Jane Sharp, Jane Barker, Anne Finch, Aphra Behn, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Harriet Jacob, Phebe Lankester, Pauline Johnson, May Sinclair, Amy Levy, Edith Ellis, and Amy Wilson Carmichael."--BOOK JACKET.
Description : A fascinating, inspirational look at the relationships between some of our best-loved female authors and their little-known literary collaborators and friends
Description : Though black and white women have long been associated with the heart of southern culture, their relationships with each other in the context of contemporary southern fiction have been largely glossed over until now. In Advancing Sisterhood? Sharon Monteith offers an enlightening map of this new literary ground. Beginning with an overview of the theory and literary incarnations of friendship, Advancing Sisterhood? examines how prevalent specific relationships between black and white women have become in the works of Ellen Douglas, Kaye Gibbons, Connie Mae Fowler, Lane von Herzen, Ellen Gilchrist, Carol Dawson, and others. Monteith explains that interracial friendships have become an alluring topic for white women writers. She also examines these friendships in relation to the ways black women writers and critics have pictured black and white girls and women in the South. Advancing Sisterhood? explores childhood female relationships in such works as Ellen Foster and Before Women Had Wings and considers recent ecocriticism and its role in charting the female southern landscape. Monteith also provides an in-depth examination of the archetypal friendship between white housewives and their black servants. Through these discussions, Advancing Sisterhood? demonstrates how contemporary white women writers have broadened their work to include friendships between women of diverse backgrounds and to influence literary expression.
Description : This interdisciplinary collection of essays encompasses variations of the sibling paradigm—the single child, brothers and sisters, twins, and sisters and sisterhood. Literary siblings are the focus, but each discussion is placed within the parameters of cultural and social commentary. The essays bring together studies in the fields of social and family therapy, psychological research, and literary criticism.