The Cambridge History of American Women's Literature

Dale M Bauer (Editor)

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The field of American women's writing is one characterized by innovation: scholars are discovering new authors and works, as well as new ways of historicizing this literature, rethinking contexts, categories and juxtapositions. Now, after three decades of scholarly investigation and innovation, the rich complexity and diversity of American literature written by women can be seen with a new coherence and subtlety. Dedicated to this expanding heterogeneity, The Cambridge History of American Women's Literature develops and challenges historical, cultural, theoretical, even polemical methods, all of which will advance the future study of American women writers – from Native Americans to postmodern communities, from individual careers to communities of writers and readers. This volume immerses readers in a new dialogue about the range and depth of women's literature in the United States and allows them to trace the ever-evolving shape of the field.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages696
ISBN (Electronic)9780511735912
ISBN (Print)9781107001374
StatePublished - 2012


  • Women and literature
  • USA
  • United States
  • Frauenliteratur
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • American literature


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