Writing Woman

Sex, Class and Literature, Medieval and Modern

By Sheila Delany

Writing Woman

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  • ISBN: 9781556354434
  • Pages: 224
  • Publication Date: 5/1/2007
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60
Web Price: $21.60

Writing Woman

Sex, Class and Literature, Medieval and Modern

By Sheila Delany

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781556354434
  • Pages: 224
  • Publication Date: 5/1/2007
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60

About-

In 'Writing Woman' Sheila Delany examines the artifact "woman" from a radical perspective. Each individual is seen by Delany as an "artifact" -- made, not born -- laboriously worked up, pieced together, written and rewritten. Other qualities are added to this artifact through novels, poems, lyrics, ad copy, television scripts, nursery rhymes, and the English language itself. These layers of meaning result in the artifact -- woman as topic.
Sheila Delany traces her own development as a radical thinker in the opening chapter "Confessions of an Ex-handkerchief Head, or Why This Is Not a Feminist Book." She discusses bourgeois women in medieval life and letters; womanliness, marriage, and misogyny in Chaucer; sex and politics in Pope's The Rape of the Lock; the feminist utopias of Charlotte P. Gilman and Marge Piercy; and -- in considering woman as writer -- the scene, or place, of writing in Christine de Pisan and Virginia Woolf.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Sheila Delany is forthright, passionate, and outspoken on the subject of women and their oppression. . . . The clarity of her judgment, the brilliance of her research, and the fairness of mind that prevents her from being doctrinaire cannot be faulted."
--Booklist

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Sheila Delany

Bio(s)-

Sheila Delany is Professor of English Emerita at Simon Fraser University. Her many books, articles, essays, and reviews helped open up Anglophone medieval studies, especially in Chaucer, to modern critical theory, gender-oriented work, and class-based historicism.

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