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The Cambridge History of American Women's Literature

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Dale M. Bauer, Jodi A. Byrd, Jonathan Vincent, Kirstin R. Wilcox, Sandra M. Gustafson, Jennifer J. Baker, Andy Doolen, Nancy Glazener, Susan M. Ryan, Melissa J. Homestead, Susan S. Williams, Elizabeth Renker, Susan David Bernstein, John Ernest, Stephanie Foote, Carol Singley, Mary Chapman, Brenda Murphy, Stephanie Smith, Jennifer Travis, Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, Jean M. Lutes, Rynetta Davis, Hana Wirth-Nesher, John Marsh, Gordon Hutner, Jennifer Ashton, Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson, Leslie Bow, Lynda Zwinger, Kimberly O'Neill, Patricia Bizzell, Susan M. Griffin
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  • Date Published: July 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107001374

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  • The field of American women's writing is one characterized by innovation: scholars are discovering new authors and works, as well as new ways of historicizing this literature, rethinking contexts, categories and juxtapositions. Now, after three decades of scholarly investigation and innovation, the rich complexity and diversity of American literature written by women can be seen with a new coherence and subtlety. Dedicated to this expanding heterogeneity, The Cambridge History of American Women's Literature develops and challenges historical, cultural, theoretical, even polemical methods, all of which will advance the future study of American women writers – from Native Americans to postmodern communities, from individual careers to communities of writers and readers. This volume immerses readers in a new dialogue about the range and depth of women's literature in the United States and allows them to trace the ever-evolving shape of the field.

    • The first collaborative history of American women writers
    • An overview of the field that includes many new approaches and suggestions for future research
    • An invaluable work of reference for students and scholars of American literature
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    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107001374
    • length: 728 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.24kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Dale M. Bauer
    1. The stories we tell: American Indian women's writing and the persistence of tradition Jodi A. Byrd
    2. Women writers and war Jonathan Vincent
    3. American women's writing in the Colonial period Kirstin R. Wilcox
    4. Religion, sensibility, and sympathy Sandra M. Gustafson
    5. Women's writing of the Revolutionary era Jennifer J. Baker
    6. Women writers and the early US novel Andy Doolen
    7. Women in literary culture during the long nineteenth century Nancy Glazener
    8. Moral authority as literary property in mid-century print culture Susan M. Ryan
    9. The shape of Catharine Sedgwick's career Melissa J. Homestead
    10. Writing, authorship and genius: literary women and modes of literary production Susan S. Williams
    11. Nineteenth-century American women's poetry: past and prospects Elizabeth Renker
    12. Transatlantic sympathies and nineteenth-century women writing Susan David Bernstein
    13. Nineteenth-century African American women writers John Ernest
    14. Local knowledge and regional women's writing Stephanie Foote
    15. Women and children first: female writers of American children's literature Carol Singley
    16. US suffrage literature Mary Chapman
    17. American women playwrights Brenda Murphy
    18. Turn-of-the-twentieth-century transitions: women on the edge of tomorrow Stephanie Smith
    19. Women's writing and naturalism: accidents and agency Jennifer Travis
    20. The geography of ladyhood: racializing the novel of manners Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
    21. Self-made women: novelists of the 1920s Jean M. Lutes
    22. Recovering the legacy of Zara Wright and the twentieth-century black woman writer Rynetta Davis
    23. Jewish American women writers Hana Wirth-Nesher
    24. Women on the breadlines John Marsh
    25. Modern domestic realism in America, 1950–1970 Gordon Hutner
    26. Lyric, gender and subjectivity in modern and contemporary poetry Jennifer Ashton
    27. Contemporary American women's writing: women and violence Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson
    28. Asian-American women's literature and the promise of committed art Leslie Bow
    29. Straight sex, queer text: American women novelists Lynda Zwinger
    30. Latina writers and the usable past Kimberly O'Neill
    31. Where is she? Women/access/rhetoric Patricia Bizzell
    32. Reading women in America Susan M. Griffin
    Index.

  • Editor

    Dale M. Bauer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Dale M. Bauer is Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

    Contributors

    Dale M. Bauer, Jodi A. Byrd, Jonathan Vincent, Kirstin R. Wilcox, Sandra M. Gustafson, Jennifer J. Baker, Andy Doolen, Nancy Glazener, Susan M. Ryan, Melissa J. Homestead, Susan S. Williams, Elizabeth Renker, Susan David Bernstein, John Ernest, Stephanie Foote, Carol Singley, Mary Chapman, Brenda Murphy, Stephanie Smith, Jennifer Travis, Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, Jean M. Lutes, Rynetta Davis, Hana Wirth-Nesher, John Marsh, Gordon Hutner, Jennifer Ashton, Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson, Leslie Bow, Lynda Zwinger, Kimberly O'Neill, Patricia Bizzell, Susan M. Griffin

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