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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 293 pages
  • 151.1 x 226.3 x 17mm | 408.24g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 079143592X
  • 9780791435922

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"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
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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).
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