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This book presents autobiographical visions of women writing teachers-their complex lives as writers, as instructors, as feminists, as professionals in the academy. The authors explore their complex identities as teachers: the particular configurations of their pasts, gender, class, ethnic backgrounds, personalities, and cultures that have shaped their personae as instructors of writing.
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Overview

This book presents autobiographical visions of women writing teachers-their complex lives as writers, as instructors, as feminists, as professionals in the academy. The authors explore their complex identities as teachers: the particular configurations of their pasts, gender, class, ethnic backgrounds, personalities, and cultures that have shaped their personae as instructors of writing.
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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: 9781438419022
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 580 KB

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Teaching College English as a Woman 15
2 Voicing My Self: An Unfinished Journey 27
3 Sailing Back to Byzantium 43
4 She-ro-ism 55
5 The Story of a Woman Writing/Teaching: "The Shining Elusive Spirit" 61
6 Writing on the Bias 75
7 And May He Be Bilingual: Notes on Writing, Teaching, and Multiculturalism 103
8 The Point at Which Past and Future Meet 109
9 Teaching and Writing "As If [My] Life Depended On It" 119
10 From Silence to Words: Writing As Struggle 133
11 Mothers/Daughters/Writing/Teaching 149
12 Between the Drafts 165
13 Freedom, Form, Function: Varieties of Academic Discourse 177
14 A Collage of Time: Writing and Ritual in Women's Studies 199
15 Teaching Elders: A Journal 213
16 Engaged Pedagogy from Teaching to Transgress: Education As the Practice of Freedom 231
17 Composing a Pleasurable Life 239
18 As if your life depended on it from What Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics 255
19 We Was Girls Together: Race and Class and Southern Women 257
20 Time Alone, Place Apart: The Role of Spiracy in Using the Power of Solitude 267
Bibliography 277
Contributors 289
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