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The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon

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The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon

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In this book, Jaime Harker uncovers a largely forgotten literary renaissance in southern letters. Anchored by a constellation of southern women, the Women in Print movement grew from the queer union of women’s liberation, civil rights activism, gay liberation, and print culture. Broadly influential from the 1970s through the 1990s, the Women in Print movement created a network of writers, publishers, bookstores, and readers that fostered a remarkable array of literature. With the freedom that the Women in Print movement inspired, southern lesbian feminists remade southernness as a site of intersectional radicalism, transgressive sexuality, and liberatory space. Including in her study well-known authors—like Dorothy Allison and Alice Walker—as well as overlooked writers, publishers, and editors, Harker reconfigures the southern literary canon and the feminist canon, challenging histories of feminism and queer studies to include the south in a formative role.

ISBN

9781469643359

Publication Date

10-1-2018

Relational Format

book

Department

English

Publisher

University of North Carolina Press

Disciplines

American Studies | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon

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