Where much of the existing scholarship on Nancy Mairs has approached her essays in the context of disability studies, this book seeks to broaden the conversation through a wider range of critical perspectives and with attention to underrepresented aspects of Mairs’s oeuvre. With particular attention to the ways Mairs shapes her essays around a variety of “unspeakables”—such as depression, female sexuality and infidelity, mortality and death, or the struggle for faith in a post-modern world—this collection demonstrates Mairs’s provocative combination of bold ethics and subtle aesthetics.
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Where much of the existing scholarship on Nancy Mairs has approached her essays in the context of disability studies, this book seeks to broaden the conversation through a wider range of critical perspectives and with attention to underrepresented aspects of Mairs’s oeuvre. With particular attention to the ways Mairs shapes her essays ...
other books by Merri Lisa Lisa Johnson
Paperback|Jun 8 2010
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ISBN - 10:0230113702
ISBN - 13:9780230113701
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Table of Contents
Hello and Goodbye--Nancy Mairs * On Writing toward Trust--Susannah Mintz * On Feminist Intellectual History--Merri Lisa Johnson * On Difficult Gifts: A Biographical Portrait of Nancy Mairs--Hayley Mitchell Haugen * On Writing in a Collaborative Spirit: Nancy Mairs’s Ethic of Community--Susan Cumings * On Depression Narratives: “Hence, into the dark, we write . . .”--Hilary Clark * On the Rhetoric of Gloom and Joy: In Turbulent Love with the World in A Troubled Guest--Susannah Mintz * On Nancy’s Husband George: Masculinity, Disability, and Sex after Cancer in Remembering the Bone House and Waist High in the World--Margaret Torrell * On Marriage, Church, and Being a Feminist Catholic: Sacraments of the Body in Ordinary Time--Jenny Christine Bangsund * Autopathography: Women, Illness, and Life-writing--G. Thomas Couser * “Making up the Stories as We Go Along”: Men, Women, and Narratives of Disability--Madonne Miner * Transforming the Tale: The Auto/Body/ographies of Nancy Mairs--Susannah B. Mintz * Dismembering the Heterosexual Imaginary: The Infidelity Narrative in Nancy Mairs’s Remembering the Bone House--Merri Lisa Johnson
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