Miller); Colette's legacy (Diana Holmes); parody and pastiche in the reworkings of a German feminist text by Irmtraud Morgner (Lyn Marven); foremothers
in Italian women's fiction of the 1990s (Claudia Bernardi); Pascale Roze's explicit acknowledgement of debt to Marguerite Duras (Julia Waters); feminist reinterpretations of canonical British texts by male authors (Monica Germana); how explicit disavowal of debt to female precursors and disconnection from politics are contradicted by textual evidence in works by Judith Hermann, Sarah Kirsch, and Christa Wolf (Claudia Gremler) and in the new generation of French women writers (Shirley Jordan); Elsa Morante's legacy (Adalgisa Giorgio).
didn't get to the continent on her own, Savolainen and his colleagues assert.
As Silvera demonstrates with this novel, cultural inscriptions by ethnic women offer an interesting analysis of the hermeneutics of female representation and access to the world, yet cannot be divorced from forms of orientation toward the mother or foremother
. The pattern of the maternal figure as origin and daughter as perpetuation, extension, or completion, repeatedly appears as a necessary starting point to the drama of the tenuous negotiation of identity and difference within the ambivalent universe of filiality.
Also appearing Saturday will be Erin Harpe, a Delta-style guitarist and singer who patterns herself after Memphis Minnie, a foremother
of the blues; powerhouse Lisa Marie, who belts out everything from roots, blues, rockabilly, jazz, swing and funk, and is not too shabby on the harp, either; and relative newcomer Carolyn Waters of Auburn, who has an amazing vocal range that moves effortlessly from folk, gospel and jazz to good old-fashioned foot-stomping blues.
For her, Zora Neale Hurston is a "chosen foremother
" and a "source of inspiration not solely for African American women writers." Like other ethnic writers, she argues, "[m]any Italian American women authors speak from [a] space of displacement and belonging, of betrayal and allegiance, of nostalgic evocation and biting attack.
With such a foremother
, how can lesbians have fallen off the radar, the butt of jokes instead of the vanguard of taste?
Just as Zora Neale Hurston remained prolific during her careers as a fiction writer, folklorist, essayist, critic, and playwright, the critical, biographical, and other literature examining Hurston's work has continued to proliferate since Alice Walker reclaimed her literary foremother
in the 1970s.
Virginia Woolf once wrote that "the best letters of our time are precisely those that can never be published." Woolf's warning hovers over this anthology, a collection of letters between Third Wave feminists and their self-styled feminist "foremothers
." Editors Anna Bondoc and Meg Daly indicate that they commissioned letters from a number of young feminists, asking them to write to a "foremother
" whose work: was particularly significant to them.
And the three women's foremother
Myrka was the daughter of the maid Maria and the master of the farm at Snaefellsnes where Maria worked; at the mistress's request, the baby girl was exposed at birth on the banks of the river Myrka, but was accidentally found and rescued by Crazy-Tobbi, a blacksmith at Longufjorur.
What TV journalist-turned-biographer A'Lelia Bundles discovered about her celebrated foremother
, hair-care enterpreneur and philantrophist Madam C.
With the 1995 publication of his novel Somebody Else's Mama, David Haynes gently alters that received and gendered literary genealogy: He chooses "somebody else's" foremother
. His clear indebtedness to Hurston and to Their Eyes Were Watching God could be said, then, to render him a literary "son," one who, to paraphrase Mary Helen Washington, not only "takes the trouble to record the thoughts, words, feelings, and deeds of black women," but places their "experiences...
One of the city's most famous gay nightspots, 't Mandje, owned by Dutch lesbian foremother
Bet van Beeren, opened its doors in 1927.
Which leads me to ask a seemingly trivial question: what do we mean by "foremother
of child welfare protection laws while executive secretary of the Canadian Council on Social Welfare in 1926, Whitton was a lifelong conservative.
of the movement, she joins legal scholars such as Derrick Bell, Kimberle Crenshaw, Richard Delgado, Harlon Dalton, Chuck Lawrence, and Mari Matusda, all of whom have transcended the typically turgid law review article format to present their views on the persistence of prejudice and its many manifestations, one of the central themes of critical race theory.