Women, autobiography, theory : a reader / edited by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson.

Women, Autobiography, Theory is the first comprehensive guide to the burgeoning field of women's autobiography, drawing into one volume the most significant theoretical discussions on women's life writing of the last two decades. The authoritative introduction by Sidonie Smith and Julia W...

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Other Authors: Smith, Sidonie., Watson, Julia, 1945-
Format: Book
Published: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1998.
Series:Wisconsin studies in American autobiography.
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Table of Contents:
  • Autobiographical practices / Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson
  • Experience / Joan W. Scott
  • Women's autobiographical selves: theory and practice / Susan Stanford Friedman
  • On confession / Rita Felski
  • The narrative self: race, politics, and culture in Black American women's autobiography / Nellie Y. McKay
  • Performativity, autobiographical practice, resistance / Sidonie Smith
  • Woman skin deep: feminism and the postcolonial condition / Sara Suleri
  • Autogynography:is the subject different? / Donna C. Stanton
  • Authorizing the autobiographical / Shari Benstock
  • Mothers, displacement, and language / Bella Brodzki
  • The politics of subjectivity and the Ideology of genre / Felicity A. Nussbaum
  • First-person plural: subjectivity and community in Native American women's autobiography / Hertha D. Sweet Wong
  • Autobiographics / Leigh Gilmore
  • Autography / transformation /asymmetry / Jeanne Perreault
  • Sacred secrets: a strategy for survival / Doris Sommer
  • Resisting autobiography: out-law genres and transnational feminist subjects / Caren Kaplan
  • Introduction to a day at a time: diary literature of American women, from 1764 to 1985 / Margo Culley
  • A feminist revision of new historicism to give fuller readings of women's private writing / Helen M. Buss
  • Female Rhetorics / Patricia Meyer Spacks
  • Stories / Caroly Kay Steedman
  • Literary domesticity and women writers' subjectivities/ Mary Jean Corbett
  • The literary standard, working-class autobiography, and gender / Regenia Gagnier
  • The construction of the self in U.S. latina autobiographies / Lourdes Torres
  • Autobiography, ethnography, and history: a model for reading / Anne E. Goldman
  • Immigrant autobriography: some questions of definition and approach / Sau-ling Cynthia Wong
  • The other voice; autobiographies of women writiers / Mary G. Mason
  • The politics and aesthetics of metissage / Francoise Lionnet
  • forbidden gaze, severed sound / Assia Djebar
  • Speaking in tongues: dialogics, dialectics, and the Black woman writer's literary tradition / Mae Gwendolyn Henderson
  • The recovery of memory, fantasy, and desire in women's trauma stories: feminist approaches to sexual abuse and psychotherapy / Janice Haaken
  • Introduction to Bodies That Matter / Judith Butler
  • Lesbian identity and autobiographical difference(s) / Biddy Martin
  • Unspeakable differences: the politics of gender in Lesbian and heterosexual women's autobiographies / Julia Watson
  • Mystical bodies and the dialogics of vision / Laurie A. Finke
  • Autobiography, bodies, manhood / Shirley Neuman
  • Writing autobiography / Bell Hooks
  • autobiographical manifestos / Sidonie Smith Semiotics, experience, and the material self: an inquiry into the subject of the contemporary Asian woman writer / Shirley Geok-lin Lim
  • From the women's prison: thris world women's narratives of prison / Barbara Harlow
  • Teaching Autobiography / Nancy K. Miller
  • The way in / Nancy Mairs.