<< Demeter Press

Mother Knows Best

 

 

Captive Bodies:
American Women Writers Redefine Pregnancy and Childbirth

Mary Ruth Marotte

Captive Bodies

Click here to view the flyer.

October 2008
146 pages $19.95
978-1-55014-999-9

Order Online:

Table of Contents

Introduction:  Captive Bodies:  American Women Writers Redefine Pregnancy and Childbirth

Chapter 1: 
The Historical Female Captivity Narrative as Precursor to the Twentieth-Century Pregnancy Narrative

Chapter 2: 
Legitimizing Captivity:  Pregnancy from Chopin to O’Connor

Chapter 3: 
Working-Class Writers on Pregnancy: Freeing Socially and Economically Captive Bodies

Chapter 4: 
Emerging From Captivity:  How African American Women Writers Use Pregnancy and Childbirth to Confront the Past and Create the Future

Chapter 5: 
Captivated By Captivity:  How Memoirs Reinscribe Pregnancy for the Contemporary Reader

Conclusion
References

Demeter Press
Email: info@demeterpress.org

Demeter Press