Women, Autobiography, Theory: A Reader

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Sidonie Smith, Julia Watson
Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1998 - 526 Seiten

Women, Autobiography, Theory is the first comprehensive guide to the burgeoning field of women’s autobiography, drawing into one volume the most significant theoretical discussions on women’s life writing of the last two decades.
The authoritative introduction by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson surveys writing about women’s lives from the women’s movement of the late 1960s to the present. It also relates theoretical positions in women’s autobiography studies to postmodern, poststructuralist, postcolonial, and feminist analyses.
The essays from thirty-nine prominent critics and writers include many considered classics in this field. They explore narratives across the centuries and from around the globe, including testimonios, diaries, memoirs, letters, trauma accounts, prison narratives, coming-out stories, coming-of-age stories, and spiritual autobiographies. A list of more than two hundred women’s autobiographies and a comprehensive bibliography of critical scholarship in women’s autobiography provide invaluable information for scholars, teachers, and readers.

 

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Situating Subjectivity in Womens Autobiographical Practices
3
Theorizing Subjectivity
16
Theories of Heteroglossia and Heterogeneity
30
Works Cited
43
Experience and Agency
57
Theory and Practice
72
On Confession 1989
83
Race Politics and Culture in Black
96
The Literary Standard WorkingClass Autobiography
264
Autobiographies 1991
276
A Model
288
Some Questions
299
Autobiographies of Women Writers
321
Forbidden Gaze Severed Sound 1980
337
Dialogics Dialectics and the Black
343
The Recovery of Memory Fantasy and Desire
352

Performativity Autobiographical Practice Resistance
108
Feminism and the Postcolonial
116
Is the Subject Different? 1984
131
Authorizing the Autobiographical 1988
145
Mothers Displacement and Language 1988
156
The Ideology of Genre 1989
160
Autobiographics 1994
183
AutographyTransformationAsymmetry 1995
190
A Strategy for Survival 1995
197
OutLaw Genres
208
Diary Literature
217
Female Rhetorics 1988
232
Stories 1986
243
Literary Domesticity and Women Writers Subjectivities
255
Introduction to Bodies That Matter 1993
367
Lesbian Identity and Autobiographical Differences
380
Mystical Bodies and the Dialogics of Vision 1993
403
Autobiography Bodies Manhood 1991
415
writing autobiography 1989
429
An Inquiry
441
Third World Womens
453
Teaching Autobiography 1991
461
The Way In 1989
471
A Selected List of Womens Autobiographies
477
Contributors
485
Sources
491
Titles in Wisconsin Studies in American Autobiography
525
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Sidonie Smith is director of the Women's Studies Program and professor of English at the University of Michigan. Julia Watson is director of the Comparative Literature Program and associate professor of comparative studies at the Ohio State University. They previously coedited De/Colonizing the Subject: The Politics of Gender in Women's Autobiography and Getting a Life: Everyday Uses of Autobiography.

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