Confronting Visuality in Multi-Ethnic Women's Writing
|Publication Date||August 2014|
|Formats||Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF)|
Providing new perspectives on critically-acclaimed contemporary women writers, Confronting Visuality in Contemporary Multi-Ethnic Women's Writing examines works by Toni Morrison, Bobbie Ann Mason, Margaret Atwood, Louise Erdrich, Gish Jen, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and Alison Bechdel. Despite over four decades of feminist engagement with visual imagery, women's social and political gains have been met with a "postfeminist sensibility" in the media that makes traditional feminist critique difficult. Angela Laflen shows how these writers foster connections between feminist criticism and today's media culture by situating images of women within larger contexts of visuality.