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Women's Autobiographies, Culture, Feminism


Kristi Siegel

Using an approach that links feminist, psychoanalytic, and cultural theory, Dr. Siegel examines how the figure of the mother becomes a site of textual turbulence in women's autobiography as well as an underexamined metaphor in modern culture and feminism. Women's Autobiographies, Culture, Feminism analyzes writings from a wide array of authors including Simone de Beauvoir, Nathalie Sarraute, Annie Dillard, Maya Angelou, Zora Neale Hurston, Erna Bombeck, Betty MacDonald, Maxine Hong Kingston, Alta, Nancy Mairs, Anne Rolphe, Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, and Hélène Cixous.