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By the Breath of Their Mouths
By the Breath of Their Mouths (December 2009)
Narratives of Resistance in Italian America
Mary Jo Bona - Author

Examines the liberating power of speech and its influence on generations of Italian American writers.

In By the Breath of Their Mouths, Mary Jo Bona examines the oral uses of language and the liberating power of speech in Italian American writing, as well as its influences on generations of assimilated Italian American writers. Probing and wide-ranging, Bona’s analysis reveals the lasting importance...(Read More)
 
 
Where We Find Ourselves
Where We Find Ourselves (February 2009)
Jewish Women around the World Write about Home
Miriam Ben-Yoseph - Editor
Deborah Nodler Rosen - Editor

Explores the universal longing for home, illuminated through the essays, poetry, and fiction of forty Jewish women writers from around the world.

In this remarkable collection of essays, stories, and poems, Jewish women writers from around the world offer diverse perspectives on the idea of home. The longing for home is as ancient as the exile from Eden, and for the thirty-nine writers showcased in this antho...(Read More)
 
 
Performative Criticism
Performative Criticism (February 2004)
Experiments in Reader Response
Gerry Brenner - Author

Genre-bending experiments that appropriate, impersonate, and speak through already-created literary characters in order to offer fresh interpretations of well-known literary works.

In these inventive and genre-bending critical essays, Gerry Brenner provides fresh interpretations of classic literary works by empowering significant characters to represent themselves as legitimate readers with strong responses. Through i...(Read More)
 
 
End of Story
End of Story (November 2000)
Toward an Annihilation of Language and History
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Argues that the academy's obsession with language, and in particular with narrative, has become a sort of disease.

In End of Story, Crispin Sartwell maintains that the academy is obsessed with language, and with narrative in particular. Narrative has been held to constitute or explain time, action, value, history, and human identity. Sartwell argues that this obsession with language and narrative has become a sort of disease. Pi...(Read More)
 
 
Chronicles of Disorder
Chronicles of Disorder (September 2000)
Samuel Beckett and the Cultural Politics of the Modern Novel
David Weisberg - Author

Offers a striking new interpretation of Beckett's major fiction, demonstrating how his development as a writer was shaped by shifting twentieth-century ideas about the social function of literature.

Offering a striking new interpretation of Beckett's major fiction, Chronicles of Disorder demonstrates how Beckett's career as a writer developed in relation to the most enduring twentieth-century beliefs about the social function of...(Read More)
 
 
Under the Sign of Hope
Under the Sign of Hope (September 1998)
Feminist Methodology and Narrative Interpretation
Leslie Rebecca Bloom - Author

Examines the practices of life history, ethnographic fieldwork, and interpretation of women's narratives, ultimately asserting the importance of self-reflexivity for feminist methodology.

"The strength of this book lies in its careful consideration of the tensions feminist methodologies open, the problem of intersubjectivity when subjects are themselves posed as non-unitary (or split between conscious and unconscious...(Read More)
 
 
Teachers' Reading/Teachers' Lives
Teachers' Reading/Teachers' Lives (August 1997)
Mary Kay Rummel - Author
Elizabeth P. Quintero - Author

Investigates teachers' classroom personal reading histories and how they influence the development of one becoming a resisting reader/teacher.

"The premise of this book is important: that teachers' literacy experiences not only make a difference in their literacy instruction but also in their professional judgment and actions related to curriculum decisions, and their resistance to prescribed methods and materials which ...(Read More)
 
 
Plain and Ordinary Things
Plain and Ordinary Things (June 1995)
Reading Women in the Writing Classroom
Deborah A. Dooley - Author

This book is about women's exploration of the relations between their private and public selves--it examines the voices with which women speak to their students, their colleagues, and themselves. The major audience is women interested in women's identity and identity construction as well as writing.
Plain and Ordinary Things revisions the space of student writing in classrooms from a number of disciplinary and theoretical perspecti...(Read More)
 
 
Myth and Modernity
Myth and Modernity (July 1994)
Postcritical Reflections
Milton Scarborough - Author

"This book is an important voice in the current debate about the implications of pluralism, relativism, and nihilism for the culture and for the educational enterprise. But the fundamental contribution of the book is its hypothesis about how we think." -- William Elford Rogers, Furman University

This book surveys selected modern theories of myth from philosophy, religion, anthropology, sociology, and psychoanalysis to demonstrate a common com...(Read More)
 
 
Inquiry and Reflection
Inquiry and Reflection (April 1994)
Framing Narrative Practice in Education
Diane DuBose Brunner - Author

Inquiry and Reflection shows how stories of schooling can elucidate difficult, and unexamined problems facing teachers. While professional texts tend to raise issues of power and its distribution and questions of culture and ideology, often the manner of presentation is abstract, and pre-service teachers have difficulty making connections. Yet literary, film, and video materials illuminate problems and suggest ideas to which teachers can act...(Read More)
 
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