Women Writing Women


Women Writing Women

The Frontiers Reader

Patricia Hart and Karen Weathermon, with Susan H. Armitage

278 pages


April 2006


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About the Book

By merging scholarly writing with personal life stories, Women Writing Women creates a new setting for communicating the unique experiences of women. The interdisciplinary nature of this volume, incorporating authors' ideas on identity, gender, and social realities, illuminates a rich diversity of experiences.

To give voice to the different realities women live in and write from, the editors have divided the anthology into four sections: writing about the self; writing about the family and other intimate relationships; writing about the women they study; and writing about women from sources such as diaries and letters. Within this framework women touch on subjects such as ethnicity, sexuality, motherhood, and feminist versus traditional values. The result is a collection of essays that pays tribute to women’s complex realities and to their critical creativity in writing about those realities.

Author Bio

Patricia Hart is a professor of journalism and mass media and American studies at the University of Idaho and the former managing editor of Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies. Karen Weathermon directs the Washington State University’s Campus Writing Programs and serves as the book review editor for Issues in Writing. Susan H. Armitage is a professor of history at Washington State University, author of many books about women in the West, and the former faculty editor of Frontiers.


"Each essay is well-written with a definite feminist outlook. This reader would be an excellent way to introduce new readers to the world of feminist writings."—Journal of the West

Women Writing Women is a multidisciplinary, theoretically informed, and, above all, grounded in the lived experiences of diverse women. . . . Moreover, it engages the reader the way a compelling autobiography does, by forging connections among diverse levels.” —Gioia Woods, Great Plains Quarterly

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