Analyzing the Different Voice: Feminist Psychological Theory and Literary Texts

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Jerilyn Fisher, Ellen S. Silber
Rowman & Littlefield, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 263 pages
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The essays collected in Analyzing the Different Voice: Feminist Psychological Theory and Literary Texts 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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Contents

Initiation Stories and Gender
9
The Dangers of Time Travel Revisioning the Landscape of Girls Relationships in Margaret Atwoods Cats Eye
27
In the I of Madness Shifting Subjectivities in Girls and Womens Psychological Development in The Yellow Wallpaper
45
Fairy Tales Feminist Theory and the Lives of Women and Girls
67
Epistemology Women Developing Knowledge through Connection and Separation
97
Truth Authority and Detective Fiction The Case of Agatha Christies The Body in the Library
103
Reading Silence in Joy Kogawas Obasan
117
Motherlands and Foremothers African American Womens Texts and the Concept of Relationship
141
Moral Decision Making in the Different Voice
167
A Case of PreOedipal and Narrative Fixation The Same Sea As Every Summer
191
The Bonds of Love and the Boundaries of Self in Toni Morrisons Beloved
207
Maternal Splitting Good and Bad Mothers and Reality
223
Be True Moral Dilemma in The Scarlet Letter
239
Index
255
Contributors
261
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Jerilyn Fisher is assistant professor of English at City University of New York/Hostos Community College. She is the author of numerous articles and co-editor of The Women's Studies Service Learning Handbook. Ellen Silber is professor of French language and literature at Marymount College. She has authored numerous articles and co-edited Women's Voices.

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