Women's life-writing : finding voice/building community / Linda S. Coleman, editor

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Subjects: English prose literature--Women authors--History and criticism
American prose literature--Women authors--History and criticism
Women and literature--Great Britain
Women and literature--United States
Autobiography--Women authors
Communities in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c1997
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: 281 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction 1
1. Why feignest thou thyselfe to be another woman?: Constraints on the Construction of Subjectivity in Mary-Rich's Diary / Avra Kouffman 11
2. Clandestine Delight" Frances Burney's Life-Writing / Linda Lang-Peralta 23
3. I love and only love the fairer sex" The Writing of a Lesbian Identity in the Diaries of Anne Lister (1791-1840) / Jennifer Frangos 43
4. Speaking Into Being: The Gifts of Rebecca Jackson, Black Visionary, Shaker Eldress / Sylvia Bryant 63
5. Silenced Stories: May Sarton's Journals as a Form of Discursive Resistance / Leah E. White 81
6. Gender, Sect, and Circumstance: Quaker Mary Penington's Many Voices / Linda S. Coleman 93
7. Mary White Rowlandson Remembers Captivity: A Mother's Anguish, A Woman's Voice / Parley Ann Boswell 109
8. Uncommon, bad, and dangerous: Personal Narratives of Imprisoned Confederate Women, 1861-1865 / Judith Scheffler 119
9. I Was Re-Elected President: Elizabeth Keckley as Quintessential Patriot in Behind the Scenes, Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House / Lynn Domina 139
10. Fatal Pie and Drops of Frosting: Anne Ellis's Acts of Community Building in The Life of an Ordinary Woman / Jennifer S. Brantley 153
11. Testament of Youth: Vera Brittain's Literary Quest for Peace / Elizabeth Foxwell 169
12. Write it upon the walles of your houses: Dorothy Leigh's The Mothers Blessing / Martha J. Craig 191
13. When a Woman So Far Outsteps Her Proper Sphere: Counter-Romantic Tourism / Angela D. Jones 209
14. Sugar Ladies and Strainers: Political Self-Fashioning in the Epistolary Journalism of Lydia Maria Child / Anne Righton Malone 239
15. Public and Private Tyrannies: Virginia Woolf, Life-Writing, and the Feminist Revision of History / Merry M. Pawlowski 257
Contributors 279
Additional Authors: Coleman, Linda S
Notes: LCCN: 97012724
ISBN: 0879727470 (clothbound)
ISBN: 0879727489 (paper)
Includes bibliographical references
OCLC Number: 36566112
ISBN/ISSN: 0879727470