Davidson, Cathy N. 1949-
Most widely held works by Cathy N Davidson
The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 2,289 libraries worldwide
Here is a gold mine of information about women's writing, women's history, and women's concerns - 771 entries, ranging from short biographies to extensive essays. The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and highly informative survey of women writers and their work as it also illuminates the issues that fired their imaginations. The volume boasts contributions by many of today's well-known cultural and literary critics, including Susan Faludi writing on backlash, Deborah Tannen on communication between the sexes, Jane Gallop on Lacanian psychoanalysis, Sidonie Smith on autobiography, Trudier Harris on passing, Nancy Armstrong on daughters, and Rachel Blau DuPlessis on poetry. There are over four hundred biographical profiles of not only important poets, novelists, and playwrights (including such contemporary figures as Wendy Wasserstein, Louise Erdrich, Anne Tyler, Amy Tan, Alice Walker, Annie Dillard, Joyce Carol Oates, Adrienne Rich, Toni Morrison, and Tama Janowitz), but also of women writers who have made important contributions in other fields - Margaret Mead, Betty Friedan, Rachel Carson, and Susan B. Anthony. Perhaps most important, there is extensive coverage of the many personal, cultural, and historical issues that have been explored by, and have influenced the lives and productivity of, women writers: race and racism, violence and sexual harassment, health, AIDS, the Civil War, the women's movement, and much more. There is also coverage of the publishing world (women's bookstores and presses), the art and practice of writing, and contemporary literary criticism (including deconstruction, black feminism, and lesbianliterary theory).
The Columbia history of the American novel ( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2,031 libraries worldwide
The Oxford book of women's writing in the United States ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 1,589 libraries worldwide
Reveling in the awareness that the best U.S. women's writing is, quite simply, some of the best in the world, editors Linda Wagner-Martin and Cathy N. Davidson have chosen selections spanning four centuries and reflecting the rich variety of American women's lives. The collection embraces the perspectives of age and youth, the traditional and the revolutionary, the public and the private. Here is Judith Sargent Murray's 1790 essay "On the Equality of the Sexes," journalist Martha Gellhorn's "Last Words on Vietnam, 1987," and Mary Gordon's homage to the ghosts of Ellis Island, "More Than Just a Shrine"; powerful short stories by Zora Neale Hurston, Edith Wharton, Cynthia Ozick, and Toni Morrison; letters from Abigail Adams, Sarah Moore Grimke, Emma Goldman, and Georgia O'Keeffe; Alice B. Toklas's recipe "Bass for Picasso," and erotic offerings from Anais Nin and Rita Mae Brown.
Revolution and the word : the rise of the novel in America by Cathy N Davidson ( Book )
19 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 1,483 libraries worldwide
[This book] revisits topics of dissent in the early national period, the status of the Constitution as a document designed to quell the still-burning passions of the American Revolution, and the role played by the novel in publicizing and articulating complex desires not addressed at the Constitutional Convention. This new introduction also provides a survey and critique of the controversial and productive scholarship in cultural, social, and political theory as it has evolved during the last twenty years. -Back cover.
The Lost tradition : mothers and daughters in literature ( Book )
9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,174 libraries worldwide
Reading in America : literature & social history ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 828 libraries worldwide
36 views of Mount Fuji : on finding myself in Japan by Cathy N Davidson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
A series of stories from the author's visits to Japan.
The complete short stories of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
Before he trailed off into the wilds of Mexico, never to be heard from again, Ambrose Bierce achieved a public persona as "bitter Bierce" and "the devil's lexicographer." He left behind a nasty reputation and more than ninety short stories that are perfect expressions of his sardonic genius. Brought together in this volume, these stories represent an unprecedented accomplishment in American literature. In their iconoclasm and needle-sharp irony, their formal and thematic ingenuity and element of surprise, they differ markedly from the fiction admired in Bierce's time. Readers familiar with the classic "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" will want to turn to Bierce's other Civil War stories. Also included here are his horror stories, among them "The Death of Halpin Frayser" and "The Damned Thing," and such tall tales as "Oil of Dog" and "A Cargo of Cat,"
The Art of Margaret Atwood : essays in criticism ( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Ambrose Bierce by Cathy N Davidson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Closing : the life and death of an American factory by Bill Bamberger ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
The coquette by Hannah Webster Foster ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 582 libraries worldwide
The Coquette tells the much-publicized story of the seduction and death of Elizabeth Whitman, a poet from Hartford, Connecticut. Written as a series of letters--between the heroine and her friends and lovers--it describes her long, tortuous courtship by two men, neither of whom perfectly suits her. Eliza Wharton (as Whitman is called in the novel) wavers between Major Sanford, a charming but insincere man, and the Reverend Boyer, a bore who wants to marry her. When, in her mid-30s, Wharton finds herself suddenly abandoned when both men marry other women, she willfully enters into an adulterous.
American Indian stories, legends, and other writings by Zitkala-S̈a ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
When first published in 1899, charges of sordidness and immorality consigned The Awakening into initial obscurity and irreparably damaged its author's literary and social reputation. In her introduction, Sandra M. Gilbert considers the issues explored in the novel and the stories from their growth out of the feminist literary tradition of the nineteenth century to their place among other concerns of fin de sicle writers in America and England.
The future of thinking : learning institutions in a digital age by Cathy N Davidson ( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Charlotte Temple by Rowson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
The sentimental novels of the early national period were considered a danger to society and were criticized for the corrupting influence they had on the minds of their mostly young and female audience. They told tales of vice and intrigue that purported to be "based on fact" and also advocated the need for better female education that would prepare young women against sweet-talking seducers. Extremely popular in America after the Revolution and throughout the nineteenth century, Charlotte Temple and The Coquette were two of the most successful novels of the period. Reprinted here in.
Now you see it : how the brain science of attention will transform the way we live, work, and learn by Cathy N Davidson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
Documents a 2003 experiment at Duke University where the author had free iPods issued to the freshman class to see how the device could be used academically, in a report that reveals other technological ideas that are revolutionizing education.
Subjects and citizens : nation, race, and gender from Oroonoko to Anita Hill ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
The experimental fictions of Ambrose Bierce : structuring the ineffable by Cathy N Davidson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
The Book of love : writers and their love letters ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
The late John Cheever once insisted that "saving a letter is like trying to preserve a kiss." Luckily for us, the loved ones of great writers ranging from Sappho to Anne Sexton, from Anton Chekhov to Mr. Cheever himself have ignored that clever dictum. In more than one hundred of the most powerful, witty, wicked and whimsical letters ever written, we chronicle passion's erratic progress. Why should Marcus Aurelius's amorous words sit side by side with John Steinbeck's.
No more separate spheres! : a next wave American studies reader ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
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Davidson, Cathy 1949-