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Davidson, Cathy N. 1949-

Works: 58 works in 315 publications in 2 languages and 24,736 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bio-bibliography  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Psychological fiction  Tall tales  War stories  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Creator
Classifications: PS2736.R3, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Cathy N Davidson
The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States by Cathy N Davidson( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 2,225 WorldCat member 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)
Revolution and the word : the rise of the novel in America by Cathy N Davidson( Book )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now greatly expanded, this classic study has been updated to include the major controversies & developments in literary & cultural theory over the past two decades. It traces the co-emergence of the United States as a nation & the literary genre of the novel
The Oxford book of women's writing in the United States( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 1,558 WorldCat member 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
The Lost tradition : mothers and daughters in literature( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading in America : literature & social history by Cathy N Davidson( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete short stories of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Indian stories, legends, and other writings by Zitkala-S̈a( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A groundbreaking collection of stories, essays, poems, and speeches by a Sioux writer, teacher, and activist includes legends and tales from oral tradition, childhood stories, and allegorical fiction
Critical essays on Ambrose Bierce by Cathy N Davidson( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coquette by Hannah Webster Foster( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member 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
Closing : the life and death of an American factory by Bill Bamberger( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of the White Furniture Company - a century-old, family-owned business that was bought out by a huge corporate conglomerate and later closed - puts a human face on the economic realities of the 1990s. Bill Bamberger took his revealing and powerful photographs during the last four months of operation on the factory floor, working side by side with the White employees. Cathy N. Davidson's text focuses on six people who represent every economic level in the American workforce: a CEO, an executive assistant, a middle manager, a supervisor, a skilled artisan, and a manual laborer. All speak the same language of craft, commitment, and community."--Jacket
Charlotte Temple, a tale of truth by Rowson( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 532 WorldCat member 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
Subjects and citizens : nation, race, and gender from Oroonoko to Anita Hill by Michael Moon( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experimental fictions of Ambrose Bierce : structuring the ineffable by Cathy N Davidson( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of thinking : learning institutions in a digital age by Cathy N Davidson( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past two decades, the way we learn has changed dramatically. We have new sources of information and new ways to exchange and to interact with information. But our schools and the way we teach have remained largely the same for years, even centuries. What happens to traditional educational institutions when learning also takes place on a vast range of Internet sites, from Pokemon Web pages to Wikipedia? This report investigates how traditional learning institutions can become as innovative, flexible, robust, and collaborative as the best social networking sites. The authors propose an alternative definition of "institution" as a "mobilizing network"--Emphasizing its flexibility, the permeability of its boundaries, its interactive productivity, and its potential as a catalyst for change--and explore the implications for higher education. The Future of Thinking reports on innovative, virtual institutions. It also uses the idea of a virtual institution both as part of its subject matter and as part of its process: the first draft was hosted on a Web site for collaborative feedback and writing. The authors use this experiment in participatory writing as a test case for virtual institutions, learning institutions, and a new form of collaborative authorship. The finished version is still posted and open for comment. This book is the full-length report of the project, which was summarized in an earlier MacArthur volume, The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning
No more separate spheres! : a next wave American studies reader( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'No more separate spheres!' explores the limitations of thinking about nineteenth-century American culture within the narrow rubric of 'male public' and 'female private' spheres. This collection examines the ways that the separate spheres binary has malingered unexamined in feminist criticism, American literary studies, and debates on the public sphere. Using American literary studies as a way to talk about changing categories of analysis, these essays discuss the work of major authors as Catharine Sedgwick, Herman Melville, Pauline E. Hopkins, Frederick Douglass, Catherine Beecher, Ralph Waldo Emerson, W.E.B. Du Bois, Sarah Orne Jewett, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and María Ampara Ruiz de Burton
The Book of love : writers and their love letters by Cathy N Davidson( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With novelistic flair, Ms. Davidson has arranged these letters as though they were all part of one romance - a romance in which any of us may have played a part. From the joy of "Falling in Love" to the pain of "Unrequited Love," we chart the evolution of that most hard-to-define emotion. These pages are filled with glorious examples of writers being just like the rest of humanity, to wit: willing to stake so much on what at times seems like nothing more than a promise and an act of faith. How delightful to discover the master of light verse Ogden Nash writing tenderly to a woman he first saw across a crowded room nine months earlier: "This is a particularly gifted and intelligent pen. Look what it's writing now: I love you
Crises and opportunities : the futures of scholarly publishing( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

36 views of Mount Fuji : on finding myself in Japan by Cathy N Davidson( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By turns candid, witty, and poignant, 36 Views of Mount Fuji is an American professor's much-praised memoir about her experiences of Japan and the Japanese
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The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States
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Cathy Davidson Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English at Duke University

Davidson, Cathy

Davidson, Cathy 1949-

Davidson, Cathy N.

デイヴィドソン, キャシー・N


English (215)

Japanese (3)

Revolution and the word : the rise of the novel in AmericaThe Oxford book of women's writing in the United StatesReading in America : literature & social historyThe complete short stories of Ambrose BierceAmerican Indian stories, legends, and other writingsThe coquetteClosing : the life and death of an American factoryCharlotte Temple, a tale of truth