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Davidson, Cathy N. 1949-

Works: 86 works in 443 publications in 2 languages and 27,819 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Biographies  Bio-bibliography  Dictionaries  Reference works  Psychological fiction  Literature  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Illustrator
Classifications: PS2736.R3, 810.9928703
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Cathy N Davidson
Revolution and the word : the rise of the novel in America by Cathy N Davidson( Book )

43 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 3,043 WorldCat member 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 Columbia history of the American novel( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 2,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed as a companion to The Columbia Literary History of the United States, this compilation of 31 major essays covers the American novel from the 1700s to the present, although the majority deal with the 20th century. Within each era, themes, genres, and topics such as realism, gender, romance, and technology are discussed in depth, as well as modern Canadian, Caribbean, and Latin American fiction. Each essayist selects only the authors who best illustrate the topic, thus subtly skewing the view of the literary scene at that time. The volume also covers women, minorities, popular fiction, and the book marketplace. ISBN 0-231-07360-7: $59.95
The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 2,153 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 lesbian literary theory)
The future of thinking : learning institutions in a digital age by Cathy N Davidson( )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,820 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
The coquette by Hannah Webster Foster( )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,718 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) was one of the first women in American fiction to emerge as a real person facing a dilemma in her life. In her introduction, Davidson discusses the parallels between Elizabeth Whitman and the fictional Eliza Wharton. She shows the limitations placed on women in the 18th century and the attempts of one woman to rebel against those limitations
Charlotte Temple by Rowson( )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,557 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 their en
The Oxford book of women's writing in the United States( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moving autobiography of Zitkala-Sa, whose mother was a Sioux, tells us more about "otherness" than any sociological treatise, while Janice Mirikitani's and Nellie Wong's poems about being young Asian-American women, like Alice Walker's meditation on the beauty of growing old, speak to all readers
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 between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,244 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 by Cathy N Davidson( Book )

14 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays on The sun also rises by Wagner-Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays that discuss Hemingway's first novel including the use of humor, its literary and historical context, Brett, the modern "new woman", and the issues of sexuality
The new education : how to revolutionize the university to prepare students for a world in flux by Cathy N Davidson( Book )

13 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925, when the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T. As Cathy N. Davidson argues in The New Education, this approach to education is wholly unsuited to the era of the gig economy. From the Ivy League to community colleges, she introduces us to innovators who are remaking college for our own time by emphasizing student-centered learning that values creativity in the face of change above all. The New Education ultimately shows how we can teach students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come."
Reading in America : literature & social history by Cathy N Davidson( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 769 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
The Art of Margaret Atwood : essays in criticism( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 673 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,"
Subjects and citizens : nation, race, and gender from Oroonoko to Anita Hill by Michael Moon( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 664 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 idea
Critical essays on Ambrose Bierce by Cathy N Davidson( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No more separate spheres! : a next wave American studies reader by Cathy N Davidson( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using American literary studies as a way to talk about changing categories of analysis, these essays discuss the work of such major authors as Catharine Sedgwick, Herman Melville, Pauline E. Hopkins, Frederick Douglass, Catharine Beecher, Ralph Waldo Emerson, W. E. B. Du Bois, Sarah Orne Jewett, Nathaniel Hawthorne, María Ampara Ruiz de Burton, Ann Petry, Gwendolyn Brooks, Cynthia Kadohata, Chang Rae-Lee, and Samuel Delany. No More Separate Spheres! shows scholars and students different ways that gender can be approached and incorporated into literary interpretations. Feisty and provocative, it provides a forceful analysis of the limititations of any theory of gender that applies only to women, and urges suspicion of any argument that posits “woman” as a universal or uniform category."--pub. desc
Closing : the life and death of an American factory by Bill Bamberger( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 525 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
The future of learning institutions in a digital age by Cathy N Davidson( )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 509 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
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The Columbia history of the American novel
The Columbia history of the American novelThe Oxford companion to women's writing in the United StatesThe future of thinking : learning institutions in a digital ageThe coquetteCharlotte TempleThe Oxford book of women's writing in the United StatesNow you see it : how the brain science of attention will transform the way we live, work, and learnNew essays on The sun also rises
Alternative Names
Cathy Davidson académica estauxunidense

Cathy Davidson Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English at Duke University

Davidson, Cathy

Davidson, Cathy 1949-

Davidson, Cathy N.

Davidson, Cathy N.‏ 1949-

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كاثي ديفيدسون

데이비슨, 캐시 1949-

데이비슨, 캐시 N.‏ 1949-

デイヴィドソン, キャシー・N

デイヴィドソン, キャシー N. 1949-


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