Contemporary American Women Writers: Gender, Class, Ethnicity

Contemporary American Women Writers: Gender, Class, Ethnicity

by Lois Parkinson Zamora
     
 

ISBN-10: 058222621X

ISBN-13: 9780582226210

Pub. Date: 09/01/1998

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

This collection brings together critical essays examine questions of identity and community in the fiction of contemporary American writers. These critics consider how selves and societies are dramatized in particular works of fiction and how these works reflect cultural communities outside the fictional frame; often the communities in which their authors live and

Overview

This collection brings together critical essays examine questions of identity and community in the fiction of contemporary American writers. These critics consider how selves and societies are dramatized in particular works of fiction and how these works reflect cultural communities outside the fictional frame; often the communities in which their authors live and work. The essays included here concern fictional representations of African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, Anglo, and Euro-American communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582226210
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Series:
Longman Critical Readers Series
Edition description:
Try Pearson
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.93(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

General Editors' Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction: 1. YVONNE YARBRO-BEJARANO, Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La frontera: Cultural Studies, 'Difference', and the Non-Unitary Subject. 2. MARY O'CONNOR, Subject, Voice, and Women in Some Contemporary Black American Women's Writing
3. MALINI JOHAR SCHUELLER, Questioning Race and Gender Definitions: Dialogic Subversions in the Woman Warrior. 4. THOMAS FOSTER, History, Critical Theory, and Women's Social Practices: 'Women's Time' and Housekeeping. 5. NORMA ALARCON, Making Familia from Scratch: Split Subjectives in the Work of Helena Maria Viramontes and Cherrie Moraga. 6. SIDNER LARSON, Native American Aesthetics: An Attitude of Relationship. 7. TONI FLORES, Claiming and Making Ethnicity, Gender, and the Common Sense in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony and Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. 8. DONNA PERRY, Initiation in Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John. 9. SUSAN KOSHY, The Geography of Female Subjectivity: Ethnicity, Gender, and Diaspora. 10. REBECCA FERGUSON, History, Memory and Language in Toni Morrison's Beloved. 11. NANCY J. PETERSON, History, Postmodernism, and Louise Erdrich's Tracks. 12. ROSE KAMEL, Literary Foremothers and Writers' Silences: Tillie Olsen's Autobiographical Fiction. 13. VICTORIA AARONS, A Perfect Marginality: Public and Private Telling in the Stories of Grace Paley. Selected Bibliography. Notes on Authors. Index

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