Women Writing and Prison

Women  Writing  and Prison

This collection includes a kaleidoscope of voices and perspectives from prisoners, former prisoners, scholars, and activists to examine the extraordinarily invisible and closed system of incarceration that characterizes the massive U.S. ...

Author: Tobi Jacobi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475808247

Category: Education

Page: 250

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This collection includes a kaleidoscope of voices and perspectives from prisoners, former prisoners, scholars, and activists to examine the extraordinarily invisible and closed system of incarceration that characterizes the massive U.S. prison industry. The book explores in multiple ways, the role of writing in carceral settings, including material realities, ethics, and social justice. It is a book about the power of writing as well as its limits. It is a book that celebrates and critiques, challenges, and reveals. It is a book that, like the writing of incarcerated women, repays careful reading.
Categories: Education

Wall Tappings

Wall Tappings

Groundbreaking historical and international anthology of women's prison writings.

Author: Judith A. Scheffler

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558612734

Category: Fiction

Page: 329

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Groundbreaking historical and international anthology of women's prison writings.
Categories: Fiction

Women Writing in Prison

Women Writing in Prison

An anthology of prison writings by women from a program titled Voices From Inside. The works are sorted by topics, and the first name of each author is given.

Author: Amherst Writers & Artists (Amherst, Mass.)

Publisher:

ISBN: 0941895319

Category: American poetry

Page: 136

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An anthology of prison writings by women from a program titled Voices from Inside. The works are sorted by topics, and the first name of each author is given.
Categories: American poetry

Cultural Criticism in Egyptian Women s Writing

Cultural Criticism in Egyptian Women s Writing

She feels that when writing about Egyptian female prisoners, it is particularly important to be able to talk about their pasts, because the female inmate's ...

Author: Caroline Seymour-Jorn

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815650829

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Seymour-Jorn delves into the works of five female Egyptian writers: Radwa Ashour, Salwa Bakr, Nimat al-Bihiri, Etidal Osman, and Ibtihal Salem. Drawing on a combination of interviews and chronicles of their literary work, the author analyzes a range of female emotional, intellectual, family, and professional experience.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Traversing the Displaced

Traversing the Displaced

This quasi-ethnographic research documents the autobiographical utterances of incarcerated women taking part in a narrative writing course, Life Writing, at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

Author: Lenore D. Maybaum

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:59555178

Category: Prisoners' writings, American

Page: 186

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This quasi-ethnographic research documents the autobiographical utterances of incarcerated women taking part in a narrative writing course, Life Writing, at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. The purpose of this research was to cultivate a better understanding of how incarcerated women move through different discourses of identity via narrative writing, and how, consequently, courses in narrative writing can benefit inmates by encouraging them to reconnect to their lives and memories prior to incarceration. The results of this study reveal how incarcerated women neither wholly transcend nor resist the material reality of prison existence; however, through the process of narrative writing and dialogic sharing sessions, incarcerated women were able to experience the positive effects of difference in a dialogic community of learners. Furthermore, this research illustrates how the interplay of self-constructions affirms women's identities not connected to their criminal lives and decisions.
Categories: Prisoners' writings, American

Women Autobiography Theory

Women  Autobiography  Theory

Resistance Literature : Women's Prison Memoirs as Out - Law Genre Barbara Harlow uses the term “ resistance literature ” to describe a body of writing that ...

Author: Sidonie Smith

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299158446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 526

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The first comprehensive guide to the burgeoning field of women's autobiography. Essays from 39 prominent critics and writers explore narratives across the centuries and from around the globe. A list of more than 200 women's autobiographies and a comprehensive bibliography provide invaluable information for scholars, teachers, and readers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Women s Suffrage in Word Image Music Stage and Screen

Women   s Suffrage in Word  Image  Music  Stage and Screen

Writers in Prison. Oxford: Blackwell. DiCenzo, Maria, Lucy Delap and Leila Ryan, eds. 2011. Feminist Media History: Suffrage, Periodicals and the Public ...

Author: Christopher Wiley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000404326

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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This collection of essays explores the myriad ways in which the women’s suffrage movement in Britain in the nineteenth century and twentieth century engaged with and was expressed through literature, art and craft, music, drama and cinema. Uniquely, this anthology places developments in the constituent arts side by side, and in dialogue, rather than focusing on a single field in isolation. In so doing, it illustrates how creative endeavours in different artforms converged in support of women’s suffrage. Topics encompassed range from the artistic output of such household names as Sylvia Pankhurst and Ethel Smyth, to the recent feature film Suffragette. It also brings to light under-represented figures and neglected works related to the suffrage movement. A wide variety of material is explored, from poems, diaries and newspapers to posters, dress and artefacts to songs, opera, plays and film. Published in the wake of the centenary of many women receiving the parliamentary vote in the UK, this book will appeal to scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, and members of the public interested in the broad areas of women’s history and the women’s suffrage movement, as well as across the arts disciplines.
Categories: Social Science

Contemporary Irish Republican Prison Writing

Contemporary Irish Republican Prison Writing

There is some hope for improvement, as former POW Eileen Hickey is currently in the process of collecting Republican women's prison writing for eventual ...

Author: L. Whalen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230610064

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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As it traces the textual history of the works of authors like Bobby Sands and Gerry Adams, this book analyses Republican resistance to disciplinary structures, demonstrating the ways in which prisoners appropriate space through discursive strategies.
Categories: Political Science

Voices from Inside

Voices from Inside

Author: Jacqueline Sheehan

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1036904917

Category: American poetry

Page: 136

View: 183

Categories: American poetry

Suffrage and Women s Writing

Suffrage and Women s Writing

Instead they dwell on the daily tedium, humiliation and iniquities of prison life that made the words “suffragette” and “prison reformer” virtually ...

Author: June Hannam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000672848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 118

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This volume examines different types of women’s creative writing in support of the demand for the parliamentary vote, including autobiographies, memoirs, letters, diaries, novels, and drama. The women’s suffrage movement became far more visible in the Edwardian period. Large demonstrations and militant actions such as destruction of property were widely reported in the press and reached a wide audience. Eager to get their message across, suffrage campaigners not only took collective action but also used women’s creative talents—whether as artists, musicians, or writers—to win hearts and minds for the cause. Through a close reading of contemporary texts, the chapters in this book reveal the diverse nature of the suffrage movement and its ideas, and the complex relationship between the personal and the political. The contributors also highlight the significance of women’s writing as a means to advance the suffrage cause and as a key element of suffrage propaganda. This book was originally published as a special issue of Women’s Writing.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Prison Writing and the Literary World

Prison Writing and the Literary World

“Critical Witnessing in Latino/a and African American Prison Narratives”. ... Convict Voices: Women, Class, and Writing about Prison in Nineteenth-Century ...

Author: Michelle Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000215939

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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Prison Writing and the Literary World tackles international prison writing and writing about imprisonment in relation to questions of literary representation and formal aesthetics, the “value” or “values” of literature, textual censorship and circulation, institutional networks and literary-critical methodologies. It offers scholarly essays exploring prison writing in relation to wartime internment, political imprisonment, resistance and independence creation, regimes of terror, and personal narratives of development and awakening that grapple with race, class and gender. Cutting across geospatial divides while drawing on nation- and region-specific expertise, it asks readers to connect the questions, examples and challenges arising from prison writing and writing about imprisonment within the UK and the USA, but also across continental Europe, Stalinist Russia, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East. It also includes critical reflection pieces from authors, editors, educators and theatre practitioners with experience of the fraught, testing and potentially inspiring links between prison and the literary world.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A History of Central European Women s Writing

A History of Central European Women s Writing

Wierność Zyciu (Loyalty to Life, 1967) presents a subtle picture of a community of women in a Soviet prison. Similar experiences, though in a Nazi prison ...

Author: C. Hawkesworth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780333985151

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 323

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A History of Central European Women's Writing offers a unique survey of literature from the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia and Slovenia. It introduces a little known area of European literature from a unique point of view, illustrating the development of women's writing in the region from the middle ages to the present day. If offers a broad historical survey, placing individual writers in their social and political context and showing how processes shaping their lives are reflected in their works.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Who s Who in Contemporary Women s Writing

Who s Who in Contemporary Women s Writing

deal with the subject of the education of young women from the Middle Ages to ... Brauner (whom she would marry after being released from prison in 1962).

Author: Jane Eldridge Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136214301

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

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Unique in its breadth of coverage, Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing is a comprehensive, authoritative and enjoyable guide to women's fiction, prose, poetry and drama from around the world in the second half of the twentieth century. Over the course of 1000 entries by over 150 international contributors, a picture emerges of the incredible range of women's writing in our time, from Toni Morrison to Fleur Adcock- all are here. This book includes the established and well-loved but also opens up new worlds of modern literature which may be unfamiliar but are never less than fascinating.
Categories: Literary Collections

Women Fight Women Write

Women Fight  Women Write

psychological hardships, Amrane-Minne's view of the prison experience emphasizes the sense of community and solidarity she observed among the women ...

Author: Mildred Mortimer

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813942063

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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Today, the "fight to write"—the struggle to become the legitimate chronicler of one’s own story—is being waged and won by women across mediums and borders. But such battles of authorship extend well beyond a single cultural moment. In her gripping study of unsung female narratives of the Algerian War, Mildred Mortimer excavates and explores the role of women’s individual and collective memory in recording events of the violent anticolonial conflict. Presenting close readings of published works spanning five decades—from Assia Djebar’s 1962 Children of the New World to Zohra Drif’s 2014 Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter— Women Fight, Women Write traces stylistic and material transformations in Algerian women’s writings as it reveals evolving attitudes toward memory, trauma, historical objectivity, and women’s political empowerment. Refuting the stale binary of men in battle, women at home, these testimonial texts let women lay claim to the Algerian War story as participants and also as chroniclers through fiction, historical studies, and memoir. Algeria’s patriarchal norms long kept women from speaking publicly about private matters, silencing their experiences of the war. Still, the conflict has ceaselessly sparked creative work. The country’s dark decade of violent struggle between the Algerian army and Islamist fundamentalists in the 1990s brought the liberation struggle back into focus, inspiring and emboldening many more women to defiantly write. Women Fight, Women Write advances the broken silence, illuminating its vital historical revisions and literary innovations.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Gender in African Women s Writing

Gender in African Women s Writing

The story opens with the two women in a prison cell , the ultimate metaphor for the various kinds of prisons that have defined and entrapped their lives and ...

Author: Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253211492

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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"This is a cogent analysis of the complexities of gender in the work of nine contemporary Anglophone and Francophone novelists.... offers illuminating interpretations of worthy writers... " —Multicultural Review "This book reaffirms Bessie Head's remark that books are a tool, in this case a tool that allows readers to understand better the rich lives and the condition of African women. Excellent notes and a rich bibliography." —Choice "... a college-level analysis which will appeal to any interested in African studies and literature." —The Bookwatch This book applies gender as a category of analysis to the works of nine sub-Saharan women writers: Aidoo, Bá, Beyala, Dangarembga, Emecheta, Head, Liking, Tlali, and Zanga Tsogo. The author appropriates western feminist theories of gender in an African literary context, and in the process, she finds and names critical theory that is African, indigenous, self-determining, which she then melds with western feminist theory and comes out with an over-arching theory that enriches western, post-colonial and African critical perspectives.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Women Writing War

Women Writing War

Thus, for many German women, the worst change the British occupation brought was a long separation from husbands, who were taken as prisoners.

Author: Katharina von Hammerstein

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110571042

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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Recent scholarship has broadened definitions of war and shifted from the narrow focus on battles and power struggles to include narratives of the homefront and private sphere. To expand scholarship on textual representations of war means to shed light on the multiple theaters of war, and on the many voices who contributed to, were affected by, and/or critiqued German war efforts. Engaged women writers and artists commented on their nations' imperial and colonial ambitions and the events of the tumultuous beginning of the twentieth century. In an interdisciplinary investigation, this volume explores select female-authored, German-language texts focusing on German colonial wars and World War I and the discourses that promoted or critiqued their premises. They examine how colonial conflicts contributed to a persistent atmosphere of Kriegsbegeisterung (war enthusiasm) that eventually culminated in the outbreak of World War I, or a Kriegskritik (criticism of war) that resisted it. The span from German colonialism to World War I brings these explosive periods into relief and challenges readers to think about the intersection of nationalism, violence and gender and about the historical continuities and disruptions that shape such events.
Categories: Social Science

Dickinson and the Boundaries of Feminist Theory

Dickinson and the Boundaries of Feminist Theory

Gilbert and Gubar write that " dramatizations of imprisonment and escape are so ... the prison figure in nineteenth - century women's writing shows that the ...

Author: Mary Loeffelholz

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252061756

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

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Poetry written by the gifted recluse Emily Dickinson has remained fresh and enigmatic for longer than works by her male Transcendentalist counterparts. Here Mary Loeffelholz reads Dickinson's poetry and career in the double context of nineteenth-century literary tradition and twentieth-century feminist literary theory. "Mary Loeffelholz has written a book that actually performs what it promises. . . . It illuminates our understanding of Emily Dickinson with readings both elegant and useful, and as importantly suggests modified direction for feminist-psychoanalytic theory." -- Diana Hume George, author of Oedipus Anne: The Poetry of Anne Sexton
Categories: Social Science

Irish women s writing 1878 1922

Irish women s writing  1878   1922

86 There is no evidence to suggest that Tynan was writing about MacSwiney or any of the hunger-strikers in prison in Cork, nor that she was addressing the ...

Author: Anna Pilz

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526100757

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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Providing an important intervention in contemporary Irish cultural-critical debate, this collection explores how Irish women writers exercised their political concerns and influence through their literary outputs during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Categories: Literary Criticism