Scribbling Women and the Short Story Form
Approaches by American and British Women Writers
©2008 Monographs 200 Pages
«America is now wholly given over to a d – d mob of scribbling women, and I should have no chance of success while the public taste is occupied with their trash…» Taking Hawthorne’s famous 1855 complaint about women writers as a starting point for consideration, Scribbling Women and the Short Story Form is a collection of fourteen critical essays about the short fiction of British and American women writers. This anthology takes a feminist approach, examining the liberating possibilities for women writers of the form of the short story, a genre often associated with alienation or subversion (the writer Frank O’Connor describes the form as marginal or «outlaw»). Covering the work of selected women writers from the 1850s through the late twentieth century, this collection includes essays on well-known authors such as Rebecca Harding Davis, Louisa May Alcott, Kate Chopin, Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O’Connor, Cynthia Ozick, and Ursula K. Le Guin, alongside essays on Harriett Prescott Spofford, Ruth Stewart, L. T. Meade, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Zitkala-Ša, Sui Sin Far, and Lydia Davis, less-known authors whose stories offer rich ground for consideration.
- ISBN (Softcover)
- Frauenerzählung Geschichte 1850-2000 Woman writer Literary criticism Gender study British literature Englisch Aufsatzsammlung Short fiction Kurzgeschichte
- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2008. XIV, 200 pp.