Posts Tagged: elaine showalter

Hello, My Name Is Doris

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It’s a popular yet strenuous question: What are you doing this weekend? For once I have an easy answer. As a Showalter superfan (of filmmaker Michael Showalter and leading feminist literary critic Elaine Showalter), I’ll be front row for Hello, My Name Is Doris when it opens in NYC and LA today. The synopsis: Sally Field stars as an oddball alongside […]

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The Pen Is Mightier than the Sword

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[W]riters today are less likely to engage in open antagonism because the political risks are too great. Between trolls on Twitter, libel law and the pressures of political correctness, writers no longer dare to insult their rivals in the hyperbolically abusive terms that Mailer and Vidal favoured. For Prospect Magazine, Elaine Showalter reviews Richard Bradford’s latest book […]

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Notable New York, This Week 1/11 – 1/17

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In New York this week Richard Price is interviewed by Philip Gourevitch, David Byrne presents Creation in Reverse, Joyce Carol Oates and Elaine Showalter chat over brunch, Tao Lin (who will also be reading at The Rumpus’s first anniversary party) and CAConrad read at The Animal Farm Reading Series, Dave Eggers at the Strand, Women […]

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I Hate to Make My Bed

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In A Jury of Her Peers, Elaine Showalter chronicles the history of female American writers, from captivity narratives to Annie Proulx. Salon calls her “the woman for the job” due to her 1978 book A Literature of Their Own: British Woman Novelists from Bronte to Lessing. One of the founders of feminist literary criticism, Showalter […]

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