Analyzing the Different Voice: Feminist Psychological Theory and Literary Texts (New Feminist Perspectives)
By: Jerilyn Fisher (editor), Ellen S. Silber (editor)Paperback
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These essays apply influential, pathbreaking psychological studies about women's lives to literature. In their analyses of fictional portraits, contributors both challenge and confirm psychological theories about female identity, about 'connection/separation' as developmental catalysts, and about the impact of gender on 'voice,' moral decision-making, and epistemology in relation to classical and contemporary literary texts, written by both women and men.
Jerilyn Fisher is assistant professor of English at City University of New York/Hostos Community College. She is the author of numerous articles and co-editor of The Women's Studies Service Learning Handbook. Ellen Silber is professor of French language and literature at Marymount College. She has authored numerous articles and co-edited Women's Voices.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Part 3 I. Psychological Development During Adolescence: Girls' Voices of Surrender and Resistance Chapter 4 Initiation Stories and Gender Chapter 5 The Dangers of Time Travel: Revisioning the Landscape of Girls' Relationships in Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye Chapter 6 In the "I" of Madness: Shifting Subjectiveness in Girls' and Women's Psychological Development in The Yellow Wallpaper Chapter 7 Fairy Tales, Feminist Theory, and the Lives of Women and Girls Part 8 II. Epistemology: Women Developing Knowledge through Connection and Separation Chapter 9 Truth, Authority, and Detective Fiction: The Case of Agatha Christie's The Body in the Library Chapter 10 Reading Silence in Joy Kogawa's Obasan Chapter 11 Motherlands and Foremothers: African American Women's Texts and the Concept of Relationship Part 12 III. Moral Decision-Making in the Different Voice Chapter 13 Liberation Fables "in a Different Voice": Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse and Margaret Drabble's The Waterfall Chapter 14 A Case of Pre-Oedipal and Narrative Fixation: The Same Sea as Every Summer Chapter 15 The Bonds of Love and the Boundaries of Self in Toni Morrison's Beloved Chapter 16 Maternal Splitting: "Good" and "Bad" Mothers and Reality Chapter 17 To Be True: Moral Dilemma in The Scarlett Letter Chapter 18 Index
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