This book presents autobiographical visions of women writing teachers-their complex lives as writers, as instructors, as feminists, as professionals in the academy. The authors explore their complex identities as teachers: the particular configurations of their pasts, gender, class, ethnic backgrounds, personalities, and cultures that have shaped their personae as instructors of writing.
- Paperback | 293 pages
- 151.1 x 226.3 x 17mm | 408.24g
- 15 Jan 1998
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
"I found the use of the personal 'I' narrative illuminating. There is such a vast range of approaches--some of these women reveal a great deal of personal history, some limit themselves to general events rather than detailed memories, but all seem to struggle toward more than a private understanding of what their stories mean, and to greater or lesser degrees, interpret and analyze their story in the telling. This self-scrutiny adds great dimension and accessibility to stories that might otherwise not have any obvious connection to readers." -- Mary Ann Cain, author of Revisioning Writers' Talk: Gender and Culture in Acts of Composing
About Jan Zlotnik Schmidt
Jan Zlotnik Schmidt is Professor of English and Coordinator of the Composition Program, State University of New York, New Paltz. Her previously published work includes Legacies: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction (with Carley Bogarad) and We Speak in Tongues (a volume of poetry).