Women Writing Culture

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SUNY Press, Sep 28, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 204 pages
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Women Writing Culture is a collection of six interviews with internationally prominent scholars about feminism, rhetoric, writing, and multiculturalism. Those interviewed include feminist philosopher of science Sandra Harding; cultural critic and philosopher of science Donna Haraway; noted American theorist of women's epistemology Mary Belenky; African-American cultural critic bell hooks; Luce Irigaray, a major exponent of "French Feminism"; and Jean-Francois Lyotard, a philosopher and cultural critic who has helped to define "the postmodern condition." Together, these interviews afford significant insight into these eminent scholars' perspectives on women, writing, and culture, and explore how women write culture through the various postmodern discourses in which they engage.

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A Conversation with Sandra Harding
Toward a Cyborg Writing
A Conversation with Mary Belenky
A Conversation with bell hooks
A Meeting with Luce Irigaray
A Conversation with JeanFrançois Lyotard
Afterword to Women Writing Culture

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About the author (1995)

Gary A. Olson is Professor of English and teaches in the graduate program in rhetoric and composition at the University of South Florida. He is co-editor, with Sidney I. Dobrin, of Composition Theory for the Postmodern Classroom, also published by SUNY Press. In 1993 the Council of Editors of Learned Journals presented him with the International Award for Distinguished Retiring Editor for his decade of work as editor of the Journal of Advanced Composition.

Elizabeth Hirsh is Assistant Professor of English at the University of South Florida. She is author of Re-Producing Modernism: Irigaray, Formalism, and the Place of the Woman Writer (forthcoming), as well as various articles on feminist theory and modern literature.