Cathy N. Davidson
- Subjects and Citizens: Nation, Race, and Gender from Oroonoko to Anita HillEdited by Michael Moon and Cathy N. Davidson
Focusing on intersecting issues of nation, race, and gender, this volume inaugurates new models for American literary and cultural history. Subjects and Citizens reveals the many ways in which a wide range of canonical and non-canonical writing contends with the most crucial social, political, and literary issues of our past and present.
Defining the landscape of the New American literary history, these essays are united by three interrelated concerns: ideas of origin (where does "American literature" begin?), ideas of nation (what does "American literature" mean?), and ideas of race and gender (what does "American literature" include and exclude and how?). Work by writers as diverse as Aphra Behn, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, Frances Harper, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herman Melville, William Faulkner, Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Bharati Mukherjee, Booker T. Washington, Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Am�rico Paredes, and Toni Morrison are discussed from several theoretical perspectives, using a variety of methodologies. Issues of the "frontier" and the "border" as well as those of coloniality and postcoloniality are explored. In each case, these essays emphasize the ideological nature of national identity and, more specifically, the centrality of race and gender to our concept of nationhood.
Collected from recent issues of American Literature, with three new essays added, Subjects and Citizens charts the new directions being taken in American literary studies.
Contributors. Daniel Cooper Alarc�n, Lori Askeland, Stephanie Athey, Nancy Bentley, Lauren Berlant, Michele A. Birnbaum, Kristin Carter-Sanborn, Russ Castronovo, Joan Dayan, Julie Ellison, Sander L. Gilman, Karla F. C. Holloway, Annette Kolodny, Barbara Ladd, Lora Romero, Ram�n Sald�var, Maggie Sale, Siobhan Senier, Timothy Sweet, Maurice Wallace, Elizabeth YoungBook | Published in 1995DOI: 10.1215/9780822382393ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-1539-1ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-1529-2ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-8239-3Michael MoonCathy N. DavidsonAnnette KolodnyStephanie Athey
- 36 Views of Mount Fuji: On Finding Myself in JapanBy Cathy N. Davidson
By turns candid, witty, and poignant, 36 Views of Mount Fuji is an American professor's much-praised memoir about her experiences of Japan and the Japanese.Book | Published in 2006DOI: 10.1215/9780822388180ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-3913-7ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-3860-4ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-8818-0Cathy N. Davidson
- No More Separate Spheres!: A Next Wave American Studies ReaderEdited by Cathy N. Davidson and Jessamyn Hatcher
Argues against the use of male/female gender categories to characterize public and domestic life.Book | Published in 2002DOI: 10.1215/9780822383437ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-2893-3ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-2878-0ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-8343-7Cathy N. DavidsonJessamyn HatcherInderpal GrewalCaren KaplanRobyn Wiegman
- The Academic’s HandbookEdited by Craufurd D. Goodwin and A. Leigh DeNeef
Revised and expanded, this new edition of the popular Academic's Handbook is an essential guide for those planning or beginning an academic career.Book | Published in 2006DOI: 10.1215/9780822388203ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-3874-1ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-3883-3ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-8820-3Craufurd D. GoodwinA. Leigh DeNeefJerry G. GaffSamuel SchumanStanley Hauerwas