Anthology of Women's Literature

ISBN-10: 032101006X

ISBN-13: 9780321010063

Edition: 2001

Authors: Mary K. DeShazer

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Offering readers key women's writings from the eighth century to the present, this global and multicultural anthology includes selections written in English by women from Great Britain and the U.S. as well as Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Croatia, Ghana, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa. Organized thematically, the anthology emphasizes five important topics for women writers finding a voice, writing the body, rethinking the maternal, identity and difference, and resistance and transformation. Pivotal works of feminist theory by Woolf, Cixous, Showalter, hooks, Trinh, and others are also included. For those interested in women's literature.
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List price: $129.20
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/18/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1520
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.102
Language: English

Alternate Table of Contents--A Historical Chronology of Writers
Alternate Table of Contents--Thematic Approaches to Women's Literature
Preface
Engendering Language, Silence, and Voice
Introduction
Annotated Bibliography
A Room of One's Own
Talking Back
Letter to Lord Boniface
Letter to Archbishop Anselm
Letter to Pope Pascal
from A Meditation of a Penitent Sinner, upon the 51 Psalm
The Author ... Maketh Her Will and Testament
from The Manner of Her Will
The Poetess's Hasty Resolution
The Poetess's Petition
An Excuse for So Much Writ upon My Verses
Nature's Cook
from To All Writing Ladies
Upon the Saying that My Verses Were Made by Another
On a Picture Painted by Herself
The Introduction
A Nocturnal Reverie
Ardelia to Melancholy
Friendship Between Ephelia and Ardelia
The Answer
from The Diary of Frances Burney
from Letters for Literary Ladies
Northanger Abbey
Introduction to Frankenstein
Letter from Robert Southey
Letter to Robert Southey
Letter to George Henry Lewes
[Alone I Sat; the Summer Day]
To Imagination
The Night Wind
R. Alcona to J. Brenzaida
[No Coward Soul is Mine]
Stanzas
Silly Novels by Lady Novelists
The Yellow Wallpaper
A Journey
from Patriarchal Poetry
from Dust Tracks on a Road
My Muse
A Dream of Comparison
Thoughts about the Person from Porlock
Journey Toward Poetry
The Muse as Medusa
Of the Muse
Seventeen Syllables
No Name Woman
Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to Third World Women Writers
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens
To My Grandmother
from The Dressing Room
Turning the Moon into a Verb
Standing Female Nude
Litany
Mrs. Aesop
The Toilet
Sometimes When It Rains
The Dancer
Say No
Intertextualities
Topics for Discussion, Journals, and Essays
Group Writing and Performance Exercise
The Highs and Lows of Black Feminist Criticism
Feminist Criticism in the Wilderness
Writing Bodies/Bodies Writing
Introduction
Annotated Bibliography
The Laugh of the Medusa
Reading Houses, Writing Lives: The French Connection
The Wife's Lament (8th century?)
Wulf and Eadwacer (8th century?)
from The Book of Margery Kempe
Letters to her Valentine/fiance
Letter to her husband, John Paston
On Monsieur's Departure
When I was Fair and Young
from Pamphilia to Amphilanthus
The Lucky Chance, or an Alderman's Bargain
A Virgin Life
from The New Atalantis
from The Female Spectator
from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself
Monna Innominata
from Ladies Almanack
To the Dogs
from Fatal Interview
The Abortion
In Celebration of My Uterus
For My Lover, Returning to His Wife
Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power
Love Poem
Chain
Restoration: A Memorial--9/18/91
A Wife's Story
My Man Bovanne
That Year
The Language of the Brag
The Girl
Sex Without Love
Make-up and Other Crucial Questions
Fire
Deer Ghost
City of Fire
Heartshed
Madame Alaird's Breasts
I the Woman
Love Poem #1
Close Shave
Other Lovers
Intertextualities
Topics for Discussion, Journals, and Essays
Group Writing and Performance Exercise
Who Was That Masked Woman? The Prostitute and the Playwright in the Comedies of Aphra Behn
The Lesbian Other
Rethinking the Maternal
Introduction
Annotated Bibliography
Writing and Motherhood
Shifting the Center: Race, Class, and Feminist Theorizing About Motherhood
from Showings
from The Book of Hunting
from The Mother's Blessing
from The Countess of Lincoln's Nursery
The Author to Her Book
Before the Birth of One of Her Children
In Reference to her Children, 23 June, 1656
To Lady Bute
Written for My Son, and Spoken by Him at His First Putting on Breeches
The Conclusion of a Letter to the Rev. Mr. C--
The Glow-Worm
Verses Intended to Have Been Prefixed to the Novel of Emmeline, but then Suppressed
Sonnet Addressed to My Mother
Death of an Infant
The Last Word of the Dying
Dream of the Dead
Casabianca
The Hebrew Mother
from The Exodus--Laws for the Mothers of Israel
The Awakening
Tell Me a Riddle
Stillborn
Letter
The mother
A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, A Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon
The Last Quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till
The Disquieting Muses
Medusa
Nick and the Candlestick
Childless Woman
Edge
June 20
Daughters
Sarah's promise
Naomi watches as ruth sleeps
The Village Saint
Giving Birth
Good Housekeeping
A Long Story
A Gift from Somewhere
Poem for My Sons
One Whale, Singing
Demeter Mourning
Demeter, Waiting
Mother Love
La Guera
For the Color of My Mother
Genesis I:28
Love Pig
In My Office at Bennington
After Reading Reznikoff
Prayer for My Children
Intertextualities
Topics for Discussion, Journals, and Essays
Creative Writing Exercise
Oral History Project
Personal Property: Exchange Value and the Female Self in The Awakening
Who Is Your Mother? Red Roots of White Feminism
Identity and Difference
Introduction
Annotated Bibliography
If I Could Write This in Fire, I Would Write This in Fire
Not You/Like You: Postcolonial Women and the Interlocking Questions of Identity and Difference
The Doleful Lay of Clorinda
From Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum
To the Excellent Mrs. A.O. upon her Receiving the name of Lucasia, and Adoption into our Society
Friendship's Mysteries, to my Dearest Lucasia
On Rosania's Apostasy, and Lucasia's Friendship
Lucasia, Rosania, and Orinda, Parting at a Fountain
from The Sovereignty and Goodness of God, Together with the Faithfulness of His Promises Displayed, Being a Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
from The Black Slave Trade
On Being Brought from Africa to America
To S.M., A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works
To the Right Honorable William, Earl of Dartmouth, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for North America, and c.
from The Grasmere Journal
from Woman in the Nineteenth Century
Poem 258 (There's a certain Slant of light,)
Poem 280 (I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,)
Poem 303 (The Soul selects her own Society--)
Poem 341 (After great pain, a formal feeling comes--)
Poem 365 (Dare you see a Soul at the White Heat?)
Poem 508 (I'm ceded--I've stopped being Theirs--)
Poem 512 (The Soul has Bandaged moments--)
Poem 709 (Publication--is the Auction)
Poem 754 (My Life had Stood--a Loaded Gun--)
Poem 1072 (Title divine--is mine!)
I Sit and Sew
The Proletariat Speaks
The Tree-Bound
Trifles
The Fish
The Paper Nautilus
The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing
In Distrust of Merits
Like a Bulwark
The Doll's House
Why I Live at the P.O.
An Old Woman and Her Cat
We Are Going
Surface Textures
Molly Brant, Iroquois Matron, Speaks
Taku Skansken
Wolf Alice
A Cold Welcome
Xuela
Our Sharpeville
Small Passing
Transfer
Topics for Discussion, Journals, and Essays
Creative Writing Exercise
The Difficult Miracle of Black Poetry in America or Something Like a Sonnet for Phillis Wheatley
Selfish Desires: Dickinson's Poetic Ego and the Rites of Subjectivity
Resistance and Transformation
Introduction
Annotated Bibliography
Notes toward a Politics of Location
Diving into the Wreck
from Inscriptions
Comrade
Movement
Origins
History
Nkosi Sikelel'i Afrika (God Bless Africa)
from A Muzzle for Melastomus
from A Serious Proposal to the Ladies
The Liberty
from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
from Appeal to the Men of Great Britain in Behalf of Women
Ain't I a Woman?
Keeping the Thing Going While Things Are Stirring
from Society in America
Citizenship of People of Color
Political Nonexistence of Women
The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point
A Curse for a Nation
The Slave Mother
Free Labor
An Appeal to My Country Women
Learning to Read
Life in the Iron-Mills
Soap and Water
Eurydice
Oread
from The Walls Do Not Fall (I-IV)
Bubble of Air
from Letter to the Front (VII)
Kathe Kollwitz
Despisals
Amnesty
The Chosen Image
Still I Rise
Recitatif
Vinegar Tom
from Bashert
Death camp
Etlekhe verter oyf mame-loshn/A few words in the mother tongue
Inscriptions
Writing in a Time of Violence
Bowl Like Hole
The Colonel
Message
Ourselves or Nothing
The Garden Shukkei-en
The Testimony of Light
Fleur
Intertextualities
Topics for Discussion, Journals, and Essays
Group Research Assignment
Sexual Exploitation and Freedom: Religion, Race, and Gender in Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point"
"Ar'n't I a Woman?"
Historical Appendices
Old English and Middle English Literature--449-1485
Renaissance and Early Seventeenth-Century Literature--1485-1660
Late Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Literature--1660-1800
Nineteenth-Century Literature--1800-1900
Modernist Literature--1900-1945
Contemporary Literature--1945-2000
Selected Bibliographies
Credits
Index
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