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Overview

Presents autobiographical visions of women writing teachers--their intertwined lives as professionals, feminists, writers, instructors, and colleagues.
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Twenty women writing teachers describe their lives as writers, instructors, feminists, and professionals in the academy, exploring the configurations of the past, gender, class, ethnic backgrounds, personalities, and cultures that have shaped their identifies as teachers. They illustrate how women can emerge from silence, gain authority and power as professionals, and balance the private and public aspects of their lives. They also explore how women have changed the model of teaching. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791435922
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 293
  • Product dimensions: 5.95 (w) x 8.91 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: Silence and Words

1. Teaching College English as a Woman

Lynn Z. Bloom

2. Voicing My Self: An Unfinished Journey

Karen Ann Chaffee

3. Sailing Back to Byzantium

Pamela Chergotis

4. She-ro-ism

Diane Glancy

5. The Story of a Woman Writing/Teaching: "The Shining Elusive Spirit"

Jan Zlotnik Schmidt

Part II: Authority and Authorship

6. Writing on the Bias

Linda Brodkey

7. And May He Be Bilingual: Notes on Writing, Teaching, and Multiculturalism

Judith Ortiz Cofer

8. The Point at Which Past and Future Meet

Lynne Crockett

9. Teaching and Writing "As If [My] Life Depended On It"

Ann Victoria Dean

10. From Silence to Words: Writing As Struggle

Min-zhan Lu

11. Mothers/Daughters/Writing/Teaching

Elaine P. Maimon and Gillian B. Maimon

12. Between the Drafts

Nancy Sommers

Part III: Visions of Embodied Teaching

13. Freedom, Form, Function: Varieties of Academic Discourse

Lillian Bridwell-Bowles

14. A Collage of Time: Writing and Ritual in Women's Studies

E. M. Broner

15. Teaching Elders: A Journal

Mary Gordon

16. Engaged Pedagogy (from Teaching to Transgress: Education As the Practice of Freedom )

bell hooks

17. Composing a Pleasurable Life

Sondra Perl

18. As if your life depended on it (from What Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics )

Adrienne Rich

19. We Was Girls Together: Race and Class and Southern Women

Hephzibah Roskelly

20. Time Alone, Place Apart: The Role of Spiracy in Using the Power of Solitude

Jacqueline Jones Royster

Bibliography

Contributors

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