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Feminist Engagements: Forays into American Literature and Culture
     

Feminist Engagements: Forays into American Literature and Culture

by S. Fishkin
 

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This book offers historically-grounded, feminist interventions into American literary history by one of the country's leading scholars in American Studies. Integrating criticism, biography, social history, popular culture, and personal narrative Fishkin explores the poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century. These charismatic,

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This book offers historically-grounded, feminist interventions into American literary history by one of the country's leading scholars in American Studies. Integrating criticism, biography, social history, popular culture, and personal narrative Fishkin explores the poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century. These charismatic, readable essays range from explorations of feminist humor and chutzpah, to meditations on the personal and the political, to examinations of feminists' challenges to cultural paradigms. Fishkin s lively voice engages readers with the American past and leaves a bold stamp on the literary landscape.

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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009

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ISBN-13:
9780230615946
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
03/15/2009
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.30(d)

Meet the Author

Shelley Fisher Fishkin is a Professor in the Department of English at Stanford University, USA. She is the author, editor or co-editor of over forty books including "Feminist Engagements: Forays Into American Literature and Culture" (selected as an "Outstanding Academic Title" by "Choice") and has published over one hundred articles, essays, columns, and reviews. Her work has been translated into Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Georgian, and Italian, and has been published in English-language journals in Turkey, Japan, and Korea. She has served as President of the American Studies Association and the Mark Twain Circle of America. In addition, she was co-founder of the Charlotte Perkins Gilman society, and has been chair of the MLA Nonfiction Prose Division.

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