True Confessions: Feminist Professors Tell Stories Out of School

True Confessions: Feminist Professors Tell Stories Out of School

by Susan Gubar

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True Confessions: Feminist Professors Tell Stories Out of School by Susan Gubar

Twenty-seven pioneering thinkers share their discovery of and commitment to feminism in this essential collection.

In a series of autobiographical reflections, the contributors to True Confessions, including Gayatri Spivak, Sandra M. Gilbert, Hortense Spillers, and Martha Nussbaum, among others, tell us what experiences ground their activism and how they confronted the dilemmas they faced in the course of their training and careers. Why do a family's religious practices captivate or repel girls grappling with their parents' faith? What happens when a lesbian graduate student assumes she must be closeted, or when a female professor encounters hostility from other women on the faculty, or when a feminist professor is accused of sexually harassing her graduate students?

Susan Gubar has selected the most influential thinkers in the humanities to elucidate the origins as well as the consequences of their commitment to feminism and its institutionalization in higher education. This is an indispensable book for anyone who cares about the place of feminism in today's landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393082203
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/22/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 479 KB

About the Author

Susan Gubar received the Natalie Davis Spingarn Writers Award from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and, with Sandra M. Gilbert, was awarded the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Book Critics Circle. She is the Distinguished Emeritus Professor of English at Indiana University and lives in Bloomington.

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