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Working in women's archives [electronic resource] : researching women's private literature and archival documents / Helen M. Buss and Marlene Kadar, editors.

Contributor(s): Buss, Helen M | Kadar, Marlene, 1950-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Life writing series: Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (v, 120 p.) : ill.ISBN: 1417534052 (electronic bk.); 9781417534050 (electronic bk.); 0889203415; 9780889203419.Subject(s): Women authors, Canadian -- Biography -- History and criticism | Canadian literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc | Women authors, Canadian -- Archives | Women's writings | Women authors, Canadian (English) -- Biography -- History and criticism | Canadian literature (English) -- Women authors -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc | Women authors, Canadian (English) -- Archives | Femmes �ecrivains canadiennes-anglaises -- Biographies -- Histoire et critique | �Ecrits de femmes canadiens-anglais -- Historie et critique -- Th�eorie, etc | Femmes �ecrivains canadiennes-anglaises -- Archives | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Working in women's archives.DDC classification: 810.9/9287 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction / Helen M. Buss -- Locating Female Subjects in the Archives / Carole Gerson -- Constructing Female Subjects in the Archive : A Reading of Three Versions of One Woman's Subjectivity / Helen M. Buss -- Researching Eighteenth-Century Maritime Women Writers : Deborah How Cottnam-- A Case Study / Gwendolyn Davies -- "A Dusting Off" : An Anecdotal Account of Editing the L.M. Montgomery Journals / Mary Rubio -- Reading My Grandmother's Life from Her Letters : Constance Kerr Sissons from Adolescence to Engagement / Rosalind Kerr -- Personal Papers : Putting Lives on the Line-- Working with the Marian Engel Archive / Christl Verduyn -- An Epistolary Constellation : Trotsky, Kahlo, Birney ; Afterword / Marlene Kadar.
Review: "What Comes to mind when we hear that a friend or colleague is studying unpublished documents in a celebrated author's archive? We might assume that they are reading factual documents or, at the very least, straightforward accounts of the truth about someone or some event. But are they?" "Working in Women's Archives is a collection of essays that poses this question and offers a variety of answers. Any assumption readers may have about the archive as a neutral library space or about the archival document as a simple and pure text is challenged." "In essays discussing celebrated Canadian authors such as Marian Engel and L.M. Montgomery, as well as lesser-known writers such as Constance Kerr Sissons and Marie Rose Smith, Working in Women's Archives persuades us that our research methods must be revised and refined in order to create a scholarly place for a greater variety of archival subjects and to accurately represent them in current feminist and poststructuralist theories."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction / Helen M. Buss -- Locating Female Subjects in the Archives / Carole Gerson -- Constructing Female Subjects in the Archive : A Reading of Three Versions of One Woman's Subjectivity / Helen M. Buss -- Researching Eighteenth-Century Maritime Women Writers : Deborah How Cottnam-- A Case Study / Gwendolyn Davies -- "A Dusting Off" : An Anecdotal Account of Editing the L.M. Montgomery Journals / Mary Rubio -- Reading My Grandmother's Life from Her Letters : Constance Kerr Sissons from Adolescence to Engagement / Rosalind Kerr -- Personal Papers : Putting Lives on the Line-- Working with the Marian Engel Archive / Christl Verduyn -- An Epistolary Constellation : Trotsky, Kahlo, Birney ; Afterword / Marlene Kadar.

"What Comes to mind when we hear that a friend or colleague is studying unpublished documents in a celebrated author's archive? We might assume that they are reading factual documents or, at the very least, straightforward accounts of the truth about someone or some event. But are they?" "Working in Women's Archives is a collection of essays that poses this question and offers a variety of answers. Any assumption readers may have about the archive as a neutral library space or about the archival document as a simple and pure text is challenged." "In essays discussing celebrated Canadian authors such as Marian Engel and L.M. Montgomery, as well as lesser-known writers such as Constance Kerr Sissons and Marie Rose Smith, Working in Women's Archives persuades us that our research methods must be revised and refined in order to create a scholarly place for a greater variety of archival subjects and to accurately represent them in current feminist and poststructuralist theories."--Jacket.

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