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Davidson, Cathy N. 1949-

Works: 59 works in 271 publications in 1 language and 22,882 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Bio-bibliography  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Psychological fiction  Biography  Tall tales  War stories 
Roles: Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PS2736.R3, 813.4
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Revolution and the word : the rise of the novel in America by Cathy N Davidson ( Book )
26 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 2,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at how eighteenth and nineteenth century American fiction reflects social changes going on in the young nation
The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States ( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 2,358 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)
The Columbia history of the American novel / Emory Elliott, general editor ; associate editors, Cathy N. Davidson, Patrick O'Donnell, Valerie Smith, Christopher P. Wilson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 2,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The future of thinking learning institutions in a digital age by Cathy N Davidson ( )
20 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this report, Cathy Davidson and David Theo Goldberg focus on the potential for shared and interactive learning made possible by the Internet. They argue that the single most important characteristic of the Internet is its capacity for world-wide community and the limitless exchange of ideas. The Internet brings about a way of learning that is not new or revolutionary but is now the norm for today's graduating high school and college classes. It is for this reason that Davidson and Goldberg call on us to examine potential new models of digital learning and rethink our virtually enabled and enhanced learning institutions. This report is available in a free digital edition on the MIT Press website at John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning
The Oxford book of women's writing in the United States ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,595 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
Now you see it : how the brain science of attention will transform the way we live, work, and learn by Cathy N Davidson ( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member 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
The Lost tradition : mothers and daughters in literature ( Book )
9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The coquette by Hannah Webster Foster ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,043 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
Charlotte Temple, a tale of truth by Rowson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 980 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
Reading in America : literature & social history by Cathy N Davidson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 816 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 718 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 )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American Indian stories, legends, and other writings by Zitkala-S̈a ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 640 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 )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Closing : the life and death of an American factory by Bill Bamberger ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 610 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."--BOOK JACKET
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 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focusing on intersecting issues of nation, race, and gender, this volume inaugurates new models for American literary and cultural history. Subjects and Citizens reveals the many ways in which a wide range of canonical and non-canonical writing contends with the most crucial social, political, and literary issues of our past and present. Defining the landscape of the New American literary history, these essays are united by three interrelated concerns: ideas of origin (where does ""American literature"" begin?), ideas of nation (what does ""American literature"" mean?), and ideas of race and ge
The experimental fictions of Ambrose Bierce : structuring the ineffable by Cathy N Davidson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No more separate spheres! : a next wave American studies reader by Cathy N Davidson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argues against the use of male/female gender categories to characterize public and domestic life
The Book of love : writers and their love letters ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member 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
Crises and opportunities : the futures of scholarly publishing ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Davidson, Cathy
Davidson, Cathy 1949-
デイヴィドソン, キャシー・N
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