Breaking histories of silence and invisibility, Wall Tappings presents an international collection of women's writings, from prisons around the world and across centuries. “These are the marginal texts in a tradition of marginal texts,” writes Judith A. Scheffler in introducing her groundbreaking anthology of writing by women prisoners. Unique in its geographic and historical ranges, this rich collection gives a voice to women whose stories have been long neglected. Speaking from settings as diverse as a Roman prison cell in 203 AD, the labor camps of Siberia in the 1930s, and a Philippines prison in the 1980s, these writers explore the ways in which actual incarceration rests in the shadow of imprisonment within larger society.
|Publisher:||Feminist Press at CUNY, The|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Judith A. Scheffler taught at West Chester University for thirty years, and her scholarly writing has appeared in a number of anthologies and edited collections, including the Heath Anthology of American Literature , the Encyclopedia of Women's Autobiography , Prose and Cons: New Essays on U.S. Prison Literature , and Women, Writing, and Prison: Activists, Scholars, and Writers Speak Out .