Private Voices, Public Lives: Women Speak on the Literary Life

Private Voices, Public Lives: Women Speak on the Literary Life

by Nancy Owen Nelson
     
 

Interweaving the personal, private voice with scholarly, public intent, Nelson and the other contributors argue for a more interactive and cooperative approach to the teaching, reading, critiquing, and writing of literature.

These essays are a direct result of the desire by many women within the academic community to break free of what has been called the &ldquo

Overview


Interweaving the personal, private voice with scholarly, public intent, Nelson and the other contributors argue for a more interactive and cooperative approach to the teaching, reading, critiquing, and writing of literature.

These essays are a direct result of the desire by many women within the academic community to break free of what has been called the “masculine” or “adversary” mode of literary criticism.

Private Voices, Public Lives is of critical importance to readers, teachers, reviewers, and critics. The essays incorporate ideas on current issues of autobiography, memoir, women's voice, reader response, diversity, life writing, and gender.

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Contributors discuss a more interactive and cooperative approach to the teaching, reading, critiquing, and writing of literature, advocating that critics break free from the more adversarial mode of literary criticism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780929398884
Publisher:
University of North Texas Press
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Pages:
319
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)
Lexile:
1230L (what's this?)

Meet the Author


Nancy Owen Nelson taught at Auburn University, Albion College, and Augustana before accepting her present position at Henry Ford Community College. Her previous book, The Selected Letters of Frederick Manfred: 1932–1954 , led to her exploration of androgyny and other gender issues.

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