Motherhood Memoirs: Mothers Creating/Writing Lives
The authors in this collection examine and critique motherhood memoir, alongside the texts of their own lives, while seeking to transform mothering practice— highlighting revolutionary praxis within books, or, when none is available, creating new visions for social change. Many essays interrogate the tensions of maternal narrative—the negotiation of the historical location of writer and readers, narrative and linguistic constraints, and the slippery ground of memory—as well as the borders constructed between the “objective” scholar and the reader who engages with and identifies with texts through her intellect and her emotional being.
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Nonfiction
Willey, Nicole L. and Dymond, Justine (2013). Motherhood Memoirs: Mothers Creating/Writing Lives. Bradford ON: Demeter Press. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/facultybooks/57