Description : Writing the Woman Artist is a collection of essays that explore the ways women writers portray women painters, sculptors, writers, and performers.
Description : In this volume, women historians probe the dilemmas and complexities of writing about the woman artist, past and present. Singular women proposes a new feminist investigation of the history of art by considering how a historian's theoretical approach affects the way in which research progresses and stories are told. These thirteen essays on specific artists, from the Renaissance to the present day, address their work and history to examine how each has been inserted into or left out of the history of art. The artists referred to are: Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Leyster, Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Clementina Hawarden, Sally Mann, Harriet Power, Mary Cassatt, Jessie Willcox Smith, Florine Stettheimer, Jo Hopper, Eleanor Agnes Raymond, Elizabeth Catlett, Nancy Spero, Carolee Schneemann, Louise Bourgeois, and Francesca Woodman.
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 : In this beautifully illustrated and provocative study, Bridget Elliott and Jo-Ann Wallace reappraise women's literary and artistic contribution to Modernism. Through comparative case studies, including Natalie Barney, Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell and Gertrude Stein, the authors examine the ways in which women responded to Modernism and created their artistic identity, and how their work has been positioned in relation to that of men. Bringing together women's studies, visual arts and literature, Women Writers and Artists makes an important contribution to 20th century cultural history. It puts forward a powerful case against the academic division of cultural production into departments of Art History and English Studies, which has served to marginalize the work of female Modernists.
Description : Examines women's art writing in the nineteenth century, challenging the idea of art history as a masculine intellectual field.
Description : 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.
Description : Women Writing Letters is a literary and performance event that is hosted by an independent Toronto theatre company named Gailey Road Productions. Four times a year Women Writing Letters brings together renown and up-and-coming women artists to celebrate the art of letter writing. The letters gathered here take on four provocative themes: A Letter To The Night I'd Rather Forget, A Letter To My _____ Birthday Ever, A Letter To The Things I Never Told My Mother, and A Letter To My Nemesis. The writers are playwrights, theatre artists, poets, graphic novelists, academics, essayists, novelists, short fiction writers, and songwriters. Some of the letters are funny. Some are sad. Some are funny and sad. All of them are thoughtful and reflective.
Description : Artists and Attic sees the relationship between architecture and literature as a concrete reflection of nineteenth century ideology creating an iconic picture of women's position in society and literature during that period. In the Victorian house, the attic is hidden and neglected, yet to a woman artist, it is a space of her own to produce a text of her own. The author presents the neglected attic as related to the neglected woman and the limited space symbolizes the confinement of woman and the woman writer, yet obtaining this space of her own becomes the central concern to women and women writers. This book explores the function of the attic in nineteenth century British and American women's writing, as it is given meaning and life by the writers. To many of the women, the attic created a paradoxical image of their seclusion, but also of their own poetic space for freedom in creation. Many of the writers see the attic as a retreat to escape from patriarchal oppression and a place to seek social identity.