Speaking the Other Self

American Women Writers

Title Details

Pages: 352

Illustrations: 4 b&w photos

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in



Pub Date: 04/01/2011

ISBN: 9-780-8203-3798-2

List Price: $34.95

Speaking the Other Self

American Women Writers

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  • Contributors

Exploring a variety of writers over an array of time periods, subject matter, race and ethnicity, sexual preference, tradition, genre, and style, this volume represents the fruits of
the dramatic and celebrated growth of the study of American women writers today. From established figures such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and Katherine Ann Porter to emerging voices including early American novelist Tabitha Tenney; the first African American novelist, Harriet E. Wilson; modern dramatist Sophie Treadwell; and contemporaries such as Sandra Cisneros, Grace Paley, and June Jordan, the essays present fresh approaches and furnish a wealth of illustrations for the multiple selves created and addressed in women’s writing. These selves intersect and connect to embody a multiethnic rhetoric of the “self” that is uniquely feminine and uniquely American. Calling attention to their “American feminist rhetoric,” Jeanne Campbell Reesman identifies many connections among different feminist, poststructuralist, narratological, and comparativist strategies. The voices of Speaking the Other Self well represent the inner and outer, speaking and hearing, center and frame in women’s writing in America, their intersections constructing an ongoing conversation, a borderland of new possibilities—a borderland with no borders, no barriers to thought and response and change, no end of possible voices and selves.

Victoria Aarons

Jacqueline Vaught Brogan

Donna M. Campbell

Trudier Harris

Sharon M. Harris

Ronna C. Johnson

Paul Lauter

Elsa Nettels

Linda Wagner-Martin

Rae M. Carlton Colley

Jerry Dickey

Lisa Marcus

Jean Pfaelzer

Shu-Mei Shih

Susan Elizabeth Sweeney

Daneen Wardrop

Abby H. P. Werlock

Cynthia Griffin Wolff

Laura Gutierrez Spencer

About the Author/Editor

JEANNE CAMPBELL REESMAN is a professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is the author of American Designs: The Late Novels of James and Faulkner and Jack London: A Study of the Short Fiction. Her other books include Trickster Lives and Speaking the Other Self (both Georgia).