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Honey, Maureen 1945-

Works: 29 works in 113 publications in 1 language and 10,367 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Fiction  Short stories  Drama  Essays  Musical texts  Librettos  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Thesis advisor, Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: HQ1420, 305.420973
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Most widely held works by Maureen Honey
Creating Rosie the Riveter : class, gender, and propaganda during World War II by Maureen Honey( )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 2,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines advertisements and fiction published in the Saturday Evening Post and True Story in order to show how propaganda was used to encourage women to enter the work force
Bitter fruit : African American women in World War II by Maureen Honey( )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Shadowed dreams : women's poetry of the Harlem Renaissance by Maureen Honey( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her foreword scholar-critic Nellie McKay states that the poets considered in this volume provide useful information about women's lives and vital understanding of a major area of Afro-American cultural history. Honey's introduction examines the use of traditional poetic forms in the historical context of the Harlem Renaissance and explains the poet's use of the protective mask. The 148 poems by 34 black women are organized around four major themes: protest, heritage, love and passion, and nature. The explanatory text, thoroughly footnoted, prepares the reader for the poems, and highlights the works of Anne Spencer, Helene Johnson and Mae Cowdery, to whom the book is dedicated. ISBN 0-8135-1419-3: $35.00
Aphrodite's daughters : three modernist poets of the Harlem Renaissance by Maureen Honey( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aphrodite's Daughters brings to dramatic life three lyrical poets of the Harlem Renaissance whose work was among the earliest to display erotic passion as a source of empowerment for women. Angelina Weld Grimke, Gwendolyn B. Bennett, and Mae V. Cowdery are framed as bold pioneers whose verse opened new frontiers into women's sexuality at the dawn of a new century. Honey describes Grimke construction of a Sapphic deity inspiring acolytes to express forbidden same-sex desire while she outlines Bennett's exploration of sexual pleasure and pain and Cowdery's frank depiction of bisexual erotics. Grimke, Bennett, and Cowdery, she argues, embraced the lyric "I" as an expression of their modernity as artists, women, and participants in the New Negro Movement by highlighting the female body as a primary source of meaning, strength and transcendence. Honey juxtaposes each poet's creative work against her life writing, personal archive, and appearances in the black press. These new source materials dramatically illuminate verse that has largely appeared without its biographical context or modernist roots. Honey's highly nuanced bio-critical portraits of this unique cadre of New Negro poets reveal the fascinating complexity of their private lives, and she creates absorbing narratives for all three as they experienced sexual awakening in lesbian, heterosexual, and bisexual contexts. The vivid interplay between intimate, racial and artistic currents in their lives makes Aphrodite's Daughters a compelling story of three courageous women who dared to be sexually alive New Negro artists paving the way toward our own era."--
Breaking the ties that bind : popular stories of the new woman, 1915-1930( )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New Woman - an independent, nontraditional, usually career-minded woman for whom marriage and family were secondary - became a popular heroine in women's magazine fiction from the time of World War I through the 1920s. During this period, American culture entertained a new, feminist vision of gender roles that seriously challenged the Victorian conception of separate spheres and helped pave the way for modern images of women in public activity. The extent to which popular culture contributed to this new concept of women's autonomy has not previously been recognized, but there can be no doubt that these stories helped define a pivotal historical moment. They are striking in their egalitarian portrayal of heroines on the cutting edge of modernism."--BOOK JACKET. "The stories in this collection are drawn from the biggest periodicals of the day - Ladies' Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Home Companion, and McCall's - as well as the African-American magazine The Crisis. Each story presents a different expression of the New Woman: Susanne Brown, a journalist; Doria Dean Yale, a state politician; Amy Brooks, a surgeon; Eve Archer, a cafeteria worker; Mrs. Marian Burleigh, a wealthy widow who wants a job outside the home; Vandy Cameron, a pilot. Nine illustrations that accompanied the original publication of the stories depict the New Woman as she was envisioned in her day. The featured writers include Jessie Fauset, Zona Gale, Edith Barnard Delano, and Booth Tarkington."--BOOK JACKET. "These stories are among our earliest American feminist writings, yet they remain relevant, compelling, even inspiring for readers today. Each story is rooted in some dimension of contemporary feminism and explores topics of continuing importance: solidarity among women, the lives of women of color and working-class women, sexual harassment, lesbian love, family and marital bonds, women's relation to paid employment. Female self-discovery, independence, and achievement are affirmed throughout. With images of female empowerment and autonomy rare even now, modern readers will find in these New Woman stories not only a significant page of women's history but also an enduring heroine."--BOOK JACKET
Double-take : a revisionist Harlem Renaissance anthology by Venetria K Patton( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together a comprehensive selection of texts from the Harlem Renaissance-a key period in the literary and cultural history of the United States. Offers a unique, balanced collection of writers--men and women, gay and straight, familiar and obscure. Arranged by author, rather than by genre, this anthology includes works from major Harlem Renaissance figures as well as often-overlooked essayists, poets, dramatists, and artists. Contains works from a wide variety of genres--poetry, short stories, drama, and essays, as well as biographical sketches of the authors. Includes most pieces in their entirety. Also includes artwork and illustrations, many of which are from original journals and have never before been reprinted, and song lyrics to illustrate the interrelation of various art forms
Madam Butterfly = Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These novellas appeared at the height of fin-de-siecle American fascination with Japanese culture. Usually dismissed by critics because of their stereotypical treatment of Asian women, they have been paired here to show how they defined and redefined contemporary misconceptions of the Orient
Popular magazines, women, and World War II : the use of popular culture as propaganda by Maureen Honey( )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aphrodite's Daughters : Three Modernist Poets of the Harlem Renaissance by Maureen Honey( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Harlem Renaissance was a watershed moment for racial uplift, poetic innovation, sexual liberation, and female empowerment. Aphrodite's Daughters introduces us to three amazing women who were at the forefront of all these developments, poetic iconoclasts who pioneered new and candidly erotic forms of female self-expression. Maureen Honey paints a vivid portrait of three African American women--Angelina Weld Grimké, Gwendolyn B. Bennett, and Mae V. Cowdery--who came from very different backgrounds but converged in late 1920s Harlem to leave a major mark on the literary landscape. She examines the varied ways these poets articulated female sexual desire, ranging from Grimké's invocation of a Sapphic goddess figure to Cowdery's frank depiction of bisexual erotics to Bennett's risky exploration of the borders between sexual pleasure and pain. Yet Honey also considers how they were united in their commitment to the female body as a primary source of meaning, strength, and transcendence. The product of extensive archival research, Aphrodite's Daughters draws from Grimké, Bennett, and Cowdery's published and unpublished poetry, along with rare periodicals and biographical materials, to immerse us in the lives of these remarkable women and the world in which they lived. It thus not only shows us how their artistic contributions and cultural interventions were vital to their own era, but also demonstrates how the poetic heart of their work keeps on beating
The job : an American novel by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working girl Una Golden is caught in the dilemmas of career or marriage, office or kitchen, boss or husband, birth control or motherhood
"To bend without breaking": American women's authorship and the New Woman, 1900-1935 by Amber Harris Leichner( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation focuses on constructions of female authorship in selected prose narratives of four American women writers in the early twentieth century: Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Zitkala- & Scaron;a, and Gertrude Schalk. Specifically, it examines portraits of women in pieces that appeared in national magazines from 1900-1935 that bracket these writers' careers and that reflect anxieties about their professional authorial identities complicated by gender and, in the case of Native American Zitkala- & Scaron;a (Yankton Sioux) and African American Gertrude Schalk, race as well. In a period characterized by fierce debates over the role of women in a dawning modern age, these writers participated in cultural fascination with the New Woman by fashioning narratives that spoke to that interest but that also reflected conflicts or issues in the writer's own life impacting her construction of literary authority in the public eye. I see a pattern of interest in the project of authorship across all four of these writers from the beginning of their careers until the end in my study of some of their first published pieces and some of their last. After a contextual overview, I move chronologically through my four writers. I focus first on Wharton's novella The Touchstone (1900) and its resonance in the story "Pomegranate Seed" (1931), tracing Wharton's efforts to construct herself as a professional writer entering a male-dominated public arena. I next explore Cather's "Office Wives" stories (1916-1919) and novel Lucy Gayheart (1935), connecting her anxious position as a professional female author with her critical attitudes toward the office and artistic production. Finally, I examine Zitkala-Sa's construction of literary authority and her paradoxical status as a New Woman through themes of domesticity and liberty in her autobiographical sketches (1900) and story "The Widespread Enigma Concerning Blue-Star Woman" (1921). I then identify prominent themes Schalk carries over from her late 1920's urban realism fiction to her 1930's romance formula fiction to reveal her constructions of gender, class, and race as at once fixed and fluid negotiations
Reinventing epistolarity : Contemporary Africana women's fiction, citizenship, and human rights by Carrie J Walker( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My dissertation project calls attention to the renewed popularity of the epistolary novel among Africana contemporary women writers. This work investigates why, since the late nineteen-seventies, there has been a resurgence of this classic form among women writers across the Black Atlantic. The adoption of this genre among women writers in post-colonial contexts is especially significant because the classic epistolary novel was a medium that often endorsed notions of female submission and imperialist ambition. At the same time, the epistolary tradition connotes a revolutionary history. With this idea in mind, I argue that an examination of how contemporary women revise the epistolary novel offers a crucial perspective regarding the struggles of women throughout various geographic locations and social strata in relation to nation, citizenship, and selfhood. This project focuses on how Sindiwe Magona, Nozipo Maraire, and Paulette Ramsay "reinvent epistolarity," using the epistolary genre to make interventions in the public sphere by depicting Africana women's experiences of education, marriage, inheritance, and health. I argue that, by employing the "private" quality of the information exchanged in personal letters, writers invite readers to witness situations to which they would not typically be privy and enhance the intimacy between the reader and the characters. I contend that, though these intimate exchanges, authors transform personal experiences into public discourse and, in doing so, expose the artificial, arbitrary nature of the division between the public and private spheres. Just as these writers use this form to challenge binary categories, I demonstrate the parallels between these fictional portrayals and international policy trends affecting Africana women, noting how literature and policy work together to promote justice and equality. My analysis shows that these authors take a complex stand in relation to contemporary human rights doctrines. This project not only addresses how authors endorse international human rights policies, but also it highlights how writers challenge universal discourses surrounding gender equity. The frequency with which these issues resurface among epistolary novels offers evidence that, despite increased access to civil and political rights, social and cultural rights still remain a fiction, especially for women and girls
A retrospective of Rosie the Riveter by Maureen Honey( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cry of black rage in African American literature from Frederick Douglass to Richard Wright by Steven T Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Butterfly, John Luther Long, and A Japanese nightingale, Onoto Watanna (Winnifred Eaton) : two Orientalist texts( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The working-class woman and recruitment propaganda during World War II : class differences in the portrayal of war work by Maureen Honey( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The confession formula and fantasies of empowerment by Maureen Honey( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New roles for women and the feminine mystique : popular fiction of the 1940s by Maureen Honey( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gotham's daughters : feminism in the 1920s by Maureen Honey( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alberto Vargas : the Esquire pinups( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Bitter fruit : African American women in World War II
Bitter fruit : African American women in World War IIShadowed dreams : women's poetry of the Harlem RenaissanceBreaking the ties that bind : popular stories of the new woman, 1915-1930Double-take : a revisionist Harlem Renaissance anthologyMadam Butterfly = Madama ButterflyThe job : an American novelMadame Butterfly, John Luther Long, and A Japanese nightingale, Onoto Watanna (Winnifred Eaton) : two Orientalist texts
Alternative Names
Honey, Maureen.

Honey, Maureen Elizabeth 1945-

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