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Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. The Clarendon Lectures 1989

Elaine Showalter

Abstract

Are American women writers from different eras and different backgrounds connected by common threads in a coherent tradition? How have the relationships between women's rights, women's rites, and women's writing figured in the history of literature by women in the United States? Drawing on a wide range of writers from Margaret Fuller to Alice Walker, the author argues that post-colonial as well as feminist literary theory can help in understanding the hybrid, intertextual, and changing forms of American women's writing, and the way that ‘women's culture’ intersects with other cultural forms. S ... More

Keywords: United States, women writers, Margaret Fuller, Alice Walker, Little Women, The Awakening, House of Mirth, American Miranda, Female Gothic, Memorial Quilt

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198123835
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123835.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elaine Showalter, author
Princeton University