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Title Creating safe space : violence and women's writing / edited by Tomoko Kuribayashi and Julie Tharp
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 239 pages)
Contents I stand here naked, and best dressed in theory: feminist re-fashionings of academic discourse / Brenda Daly -- The solace of separation: feminist theory, autobiography, Edith Wharton, and me / Susan L. Woods -- Fighting back on paper and in real life: sexual abuse narratives and the creation of safe space / Sonia C. Apgar -- Incest and rage in Charlotte Brontë's novelettes / Susan Anne Carlson -- Safe space or danger zone?: incest and the paradox of writing in Woolf's life / Diana L. Swanson -- "One need not be a chamber--to be haunted": Emily Dickinson's haunted space / Mary Jo Dondlinger -- "There is no home there": re(his)tor(iciz)ing captivity and the other in Spofford's "Circumstance" / Lisa Logan -- "Entirely unprotected": Rebecca Ketcham's trail diary / Mary Sylwester -- Safe space and storytelling: Willa Cather's Shadows on the rock / Linda K. Karell -- The Chicana girl writes her way in and out: space and bilingualism in Sandra Cisneros' The house on Mango Street / Tomoko Kuribayashi -- Abuse and its pleasures: compensatory fantasy in the popular fiction of Anne Rice / Annalee Newitz -- On blues, autobiography, and performative utterance: the jouissance of Alberta Hunter / Kari J. Winter -- "In the center of my body is a rift": trauma and recovery in Joy Kogawa's Obasan and Itsuka / Julie Tharp
Summary Creating Safe Space: Violence and Women's Writing defines the role of women's writing in the face of violence and suggests the degree to which violence has affected women from diverse periods, places, and social backgrounds. The book examines the ways in which women use their writing to redefine their experiences of abuse, to give themselves a voice in order to break the silence imposed on women in patriarchal society, and to start challenging and changing a culture that objectifies, degrades, and destroys women. A number of essays illuminate ways in which writing can be employed in women's workshops and college classrooms. They bridge the interdisciplinary distances among the fields of literary criticism, creative writing, psychology, sociology, social welfare, history, journalism, education, and others in which feminist scholars have worked to draw public attention to, and provide solutions to, the various kinds of abuse women endure
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-232) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Child abuse in literature.
English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Feminism and literature.
Incest in literature.
Sex crimes in literature.
Violence in literature.
Women and literature -- Great Britain.
Women and literature -- United States.
Women -- Crimes against.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Kuribayashi, Tomoko.
Tharp, Julie Ann.
ISBN 0585078602 (electronic bk.)
9780585078601 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Violence and women's writing