The Unsociable Sociability of Women's Lifewriting

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

EditorAnne Collett, Louise D'Arcens

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By investigating women lifewriters’ complex quest to distinguish themselves both within and from institutions and communities, this volume uses Kant’s concept of unsociable sociability to formulate a divided sense of self at the heart of women’s lifewriting, offering a provocative response to the notion of the relational female subject.

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By investigating women lifewriters’ complex quest to distinguish themselves both within and from institutions and communities, this volume uses Kant’s concept of unsociable sociability to formulate a divided sense of self at the heart of women’s lifewriting, offering a provocative response to the notion of the relational female subject...

ANNE COLLETT has published widely in the field of postcolonial women’s writing, with a focus on Australia, Canada and the Caribbean. She is Editor of Kunapipi: Journal of Postcolonial Writing & Culture, and teaches 19th and 20th century women’s writing in the English Literatures program, University of Wollongong, Australia.  LOUISE D'...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.79 × 5.67 × 0.79 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements/Preface
Notes on Contributors
Femmes a Part: Unsociable Sociability, Women, Lifewriting; L.D'Arcens & A.Collett
Je, Christine: Christine de Pizan’s Autobiographical Topoi; L.D’Arcens
Law, Gender and Print Culture in the Life Writing of Eliza Frances Robertson; S.Ailwood
Some Stories Need to be Told, Then Told Again: Yvonne Johnson & Rudy Wiebe; M.Jacklin
The Scripted Life of Peig Sayers; I.Lucchitti
Yet thou did Deliver Me: The Exemplary Life of Alice Thornton; A.Lear
Size Matters: The Oppositional Self-Portraiture of Emily Carr; A.Collett
Waif Wanderer: Mary Fortune’s Life in the Colonial Periodical Press; M.Brown
You for Whom I Wrote: Renée Vivien, H.D. and the Roman à Clef; M.Boyde
Writing Food Writing Fiction Writing Life: Marion Halligan’s Memoirs; D.Jones
Writing as Cultural Negotiation: Suneeta Peres da Costa and Alice Pung; W.Ommundsen
The Language of Recognition: Carolyn Slaughter and Alexandra Fuller; T.S.da Silva
Selected Bibliography
Index