9780801480614: Paperback
Release Date: 11th January 1994

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 280

Series Reading Women Writing

Cornell University Press


A Feminist Theory of Women's Self-Representation

Paperback / £24.99

Leigh Gilmore is Visiting Professor in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at University of California-Berkeley. She is the author of Autobiographics: A Feminist Theory of Self-Representation, also from Cornell, and coeditor of Autobiography and Postmodernism.

"Autobiographics is a perceptive, comprehensive reflection on the theory of autobiography and on the innovative practices of women's personal writing in the United States."

Raylene Ramsay, University of Auckland, French Review, April 1996

"Gilmore gracefully manages to incorporate the insights of poststructuralist literary theory to reveal the shaping influences of language and discourse without ever losing sight of the importance of stories and our ability to retell them."

Rebecca Dakin Quinn, City University of New York, Graduate School and University Center, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature