End of ADS-L Digest - 11 Oct 1997 to 13 Oct 1997 ************************************************ Subject: ADS-L Digest - 13 Oct 1997 to 14 Oct 1997 There are 6 messages totalling 274 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. "womanist" vs. "feminist" cite 2. Call: Spanish in US/Contact 3. AmEnglish external sandhi 4. FWD: RCPT: Re: New text books 5. pre-nasalized stops (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 09:18:00 -0500 From: "Emerson, Jessie J" Subject: Re: "womanist" vs. "feminist" cite I agree that there are probably other occasions when it might be appropriate. I can foresee it being used, say, for a male author whose writing is distinctly "female" (possessing characteristics of women's writing) rather than feminist (which implies a political agenda). You wouldn't call him a "female" writer (because that implies a distinct gender), or a "feminist" writer (because there is no political agenda), but you might call him a "womanist" writer. (Unless, of course, "womanist" has become associated definitively with politics via Walker and hooks.) I am thinking of a specific author (whose name I can't remember, unfortunately) that is discussed in these terms in literary theory, although I can't remember if the term "womanist" is ever used. Is anyone familiar with such a usage? Jessie Emerson > ---------- > From: Larry Horn[SMTP:LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]yalevm.ycc.yale.edu] > Sent: Monday, 13 October, 1997 9:39 PM > To: ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU > Subject: Re: "womanist" vs. "feminist" cite > > I wasn't sure this one really fit the pattern myself. In the context > of the > novel I cited, "womanist" seems to correspond to what others have > called > "difference feminism". But maybe "womanist" is used in both these > occasions-- > and others--where "feminist", for whatever reason, is inappropriate. > > Larry >