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On the literary nonfiction of Nancy Mairs : a critical anthology / [edited by] Merri Lisa Johnson and Susannah B. Mintz
1st ed
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2011
book jacket
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Subject(s) Disability studies
Manic-depressive illness
Mortality
Women -- Sexual behavior
Subject Mairs, Nancy, 1943-
Physical Description xiv, 215 p. ; 22 cm
Contents On writing toward trust / Susannah . Mintz -- On feminist intellectual history / Merri Lisa Johnson -- On difficult gifts: a biographical portrait of Nancy Mairs / Hayley Mitchell Haugen -- On writing in a collaborative spirit: Nancy Mairs's ethic of community / Susan G. Cumings -- On depression narratives: "Hence, into the dark, we write..." / Hilary Clark -- On the rhetoric of gloom and joy: "In turbulent love with the world" / Susannah B. Mintz -- On Nancy's husband George: Masculinity, disability, and sex after cancer / Margaret Rose Torrell -- On embodied theology: sacraments of the body in Ordinary time and A dynamic God / Jenny Bangsund -- Autopathography: women, illness, and lifewriting / G. Thomas Couser -- "Making up the stories as we go along": men, women, and narratives of disability / Madonne Miner -- Transforming the tale: the auto/body/ographies of Nancy Mairs / Susannah B. Mintz -- Dismembering the heterosexual imaginary: a feminist cultural anatomy of the infidelity narrative in Nancy Mairs's Remembering the bone house / Merri Lisa Johnson
Summary "Where much of the existing scholarship on Nancy Mairs has approached her essays in the context of disability studies, this book seeks to broaden the conversation through a wider range of critical perspectives and with attention to underrepresented aspects of Mairs's oeuvre. With particular attention to the ways Mairs shapes her essays around a variety of "unspeakables"--such as depression, female sexuality and infidelity, mortality and death, or the struggle for faith in a post-modern world--this collection demonstrates Mairs's provocative combination of bold ethics and subtle aesthetics"-- Provided by publisher
"On the Literary Nonfiction of Nancy Mairs is the first critical anthology devoted to the work of one of the most significant contemporary American essayists. The collection brings together new and established scholars in the fields of autobiography and disability studies, women's and gender studies, and feminist theology to address the philosophical and formal complexities of Mairs's work. Chapters offer close textual readings; employ a wide range of critical perspectives; and attend to frequently elided subjects in Mairs's repertoire, such as depression, female sexuality and infidelity, mortality and death, and the struggle for faith in a post-modern world"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references
Series Palgrave Macmillan's critical studies in gender, sexuality, and culture
Alternate Author Johnson, Merri Lisa
Mintz, Susannah B., 1965-

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