Analyzing the different voice: feminist psychological theory and literary texts

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Rowman & Littlefield, Dec 30, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 263 pages
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These essays apply influential, pathbreaking psychological studies about women's lives to literature. In their analyses of fictional portraits, contributors both challenge and confirm psychological theories about female identity, about connection/separation as developmental catalysts, and about the impact of gender on voice, moral decision-making, and epistemology in relation to classical and contemporary literary texts, written by both women and men.

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Initiation Stories and Gender
9
Revisioning the Landscape
27
Shifting Subjectivities in Girls
45
Copyright

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JERILYN FISHER is Associate Professor of English at Hostos Community College, City University of New York, where she also teaches Women's Studies. She coordinated NWSA's Service Learning Project, co-editing the Women's Studies Service learning Handbook. She has published articles on feminist pedagogy, fairy tales and feminist theory. She co-edited with Ellen Silber Analyzing the Different Voice: Feminist Psychological Theory and Literary Texts.

ELLEN S. SILBER is Professor of French at Marymount College, where she also teaches Women's Studies and is Director of the Marymount Institute for the Education of Women and Girls. She edited Critical Issues in Foreign Language Instruction and co-edited Analyzing the Different Voice: Feminist Pschological Theory and Literary Texts with Jerilyn Fisher. She was an an associate editor for a special issue of Women's Studies Quarterly: Keeping Gender on the Chalkboard. Silber is actively involved with gender equity in education and has a Ford Foundation grant to work with a team on the creation of gender equitable classroom materials for teacher educators.

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