Week 4: September 17, 2019 – Analysis

Readings Due: 

This week we’ll break into 2 groups for readings. Group 1 and Group 2 will complete separate assignments and present their reading and notebook analyses to one another. 


  • Scott, Joan W. “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis.” The American Historical Review, vol. 91, no. 5, 1986, pp. 1053–1075. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1864376. [PDF also in Commons]

Group 1

  • Henderson, Mae Gwendolyn. “Speaking in Tongues: Dialogics Dialectics, and the Black Woman Writer’s Literary Tradition.” Feminists Theorize the Political. Eds. Judith Butler and Joan Scott. Routledge UP: New York, NY, 1992, 144-166. [PDF in Commons]
  • Kayes, Jamie Barlowe. “Reading against the Grain: The Powers and Limits of Feminist Criticism of American Narratives.” The Journal of Narrative Technique, vol. 19, no. 1, 1989, pp. 130–140. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/30225240. [PDF also in Commons]
  • Mills, Sara. “Post-Feminist Text Analysis.” Language and Literature, vol. 7, no. 3, Aug. 1998, pp. 235–252, doi:10.1177/096394709800700304. [PDF]

Group 2

  • Warner, Leah R., and Stephanie A. Shields. “The Intersections of Sexuality, Gender, and Race: Identity Research at the Crossroads.” Sex Roles, vol. 68, no. 11, June 2013, pp. 803–10. Springer Link, doi:10.1007/s11199-013-0281-4.
  • Carastathis, Anna. Intersectionality : Origins, Contestations, Horizons. Lincoln: UNP – Nebraska, 2016. Web. pp 15-68. [In library and PDF in Commons]
  • Houston, Natalie. “Distant Reading and Victorian Women’s Poetry.” Hughes, Linda K., editor. “Reading Victorian Women’s Poetry.” The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women’s Poetry, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2019, pp. 247–265. Cambridge Companions to Literature. [PDF in Commons]

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