Listening to Silences: New Essays in Feminist Criticism

Paperback | October 1, 1994

EditorElaine Hedges, Shelley Fisher Fishkin

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Thirty years ago, in a lecture at the Radcliffe Institute, Tillie Olsen first addressed the problem of silences in literature--paving the way for future explorations of the subject, including her landmark work, Silences. The subject of silences and silencing--as fact, as trope, as lens throughwhich to understand literary history--has been central to feminist criticism ever since. In Listening to Silences, a group of distinguished feminist literary critics reevaluates Olsen's heritage to reassert, extend, redefine, and question her insights, and to probe the dynamics of silence and silencing as they operate today in literature, criticism, and the academy. The book tracesfor the first time the genealogy of an important American critical tradition, one that still influences contemporary debates about feminism, multiculturalism, and the literary canon. Contributors to Listening to Silences include Kate Adams, Norma Alarcon, Joanne Braxton, Sharon Zuber, King-Kok Cheung, Constance Coiner, Robin Dizard, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Diana Hume George, Elaine Hedges, Carla Kaplan, Patricia Laurence, Rebecca Mark, Diane Middlebrook, Carla L. Peterson,Lillian Robinson, Deborah Silverton Rosenfelt, Judith L. Sensibar, and Judith Bryant Wittenberg.

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In Listening To Silences, a group of distinguished feminist literary critics reevaluates Olsen's heritage to reassert, extend, redefine, and question her insights, and to probe the dynamics of silence and silencing as they operate today in literature, criticism, and the academy.

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Thirty years ago, in a lecture at the Radcliffe Institute, Tillie Olsen first addressed the problem of silences in literature--paving the way for future explorations of the subject, including her landmark work, Silences. The subject of silences and silencing--as fact, as trope, as lens throughwhich to understand literary history--has b...

Elaine Hedges is Professor of English and Director of Women's Studies at Towson State University. Shelley Fisher Fishkin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Texas, Austin.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.06 × 0.87 inPublished:October 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019507307X

ISBN - 13:9780195073072

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In Listening To Silences, a group of distinguished feminist literary critics reevaluates Olsen's heritage to reassert, extend, redefine, and question her insights, and to probe the dynamics of silence and silencing as they operate today in literature, criticism, and the academy.

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"Listening to Silences is an exceptionally rich and methodologically expansive collection of essays that reminds us of the centrality of the works of Tillie Olsen in feminist criticism in particular and post-structuralism in general. This book presents feminist criticism at its best bydemonstrating that it is not simply a critique on gender, but an indispensable tool for examining the textual production of culturally diverse women."--Claudia Tate, George Washington University