Arms and the Woman: War, Gender, and Literary Representation

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The Contributors

Carol J. Adams is a feminist writer and activist who has been involved over the past ten years with the issues of domestic and sexual violence, vegetarianism and animal rights, and low-income housing and white racism. Her activities have included founding a Hotline for Battered Women and chairing the Housing Committee for Governor Cuomo's Commission on Domestic Violence. She has a Master of Divinity from Yale University. With a grant from the Culture and Animals Foundation she is finishing a book--Against the Texts of Meat--which explores how a patriarchal culture authorizes meat eating. Previous articles on this subject include "The Rape of Animals, the Butchering of Women," (in Critical Matrix, 1988) and "The Sexual Politics of Meat" (in Heresies, no. 21). Her article "The Male Gaze and Animal Experimentation" will appear in an anthology on the relationship between women and animals forthcoming from Cleis Press.

Gillian Brown has published essays on domestic politics in Uncle Tom's Cabin and on representations of motherhood and agoraphobia. She teaches in the English Department at Rutgers University.

Patricia Francis Cholakian teaches French at Hamilton College. Her publications include coauthorship of The Early French Novella, a critical introduction to Marie de Gournay's Le Proumenoir de M. de Montaigne, and articles in Romance Notes, The French Review, Theatre Journal, Prose Studies, and Seeking the Woman in Late Medieval and Renaissance Writings. At present, she is studying "feminine writing" in the Heptameron.

Jennifer Clarke is Assistant to the President at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she received her doctorate in the Department of English. Her study is entitled, 'Know This Is Your War': British Women Writers of the Two World Wars. Her review of Behind the Lines: Gender and the Two World Wars, edited by Margaret R. Higonnet et al., is in the minnesota review, Fall 1987.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Notes xix
  • War and Memory 1
  • Arms and the Woman: The Con[tra]ception of the War Text 9
  • Notes 23
  • Works Cited 23
  • "Still Wars and Lechery": Shakespeare and the Last Trojan Woman 25
  • Notes 39
  • Works Cited 40
  • Rewriting History: Madame de Villedieu and the Wars of Religion 43
  • Notes 55
  • Works Cited 57
  • Southern Women's Diaries of Sherman's March to the Sea, 1864-1865 59
  • Notes 75
  • Works Cited 77
  • Civil Wars and Sexual Territories 80
  • Notes 95
  • Works Cited 96
  • The Women and Men of 1914 97
  • Notes 118
  • Corpus/Corps/Corpse: Writing the Body in/at War 124
  • Notes 159
  • Works Cited 164
  • May Sinclair's The Tree of Heaven: The Vortex of Feminism, the Community of War 168
  • Notes 179
  • Works Cited 182
  • Combat Envy and Survivor Guilt: Willa Cather's "Manly Battle Yarn" 184
  • Notes 201
  • Works Cited 203
  • "Seeds for the Sowing": The Diary of Käthe Kollwitz 205
  • Notes 221
  • Works Cited 223
  • A Needle with Mama's Voice: Mitsuye Yamada's Camp Notes and the American Canon of War Poetry 225
  • Notes 241
  • Feminism, the Great War, and Modern Vegetarianism 244
  • Images of Love and War in Contemporary Israeli Fiction: A Feminist Re-vision 268
  • Notes 277
  • Works Cited 280
  • Nuclear Domesticity: Sequence and Survival 283
  • Notes 299
  • "Epitaphs and Epigraphs: 'The End(s) of Man'" 303
  • Notes 319
  • Works Cited 321
  • A Bibliography of Secondary Sources 323
  • The Contributors 331
  • Index 335
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