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The Madwoman in the Academy: 43 Women Boldly Take on the Ivory Tower

Edited by Deborah Schnitzer and Deborah Keahey

$24.95 CAD / $28.95 USD

215 pages

978-1-55238-081-9 (Paperback)

978-1-55238-395-7 (Institutional PDF)

April 2003

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About the Book

An original and highly subversive critique of the academy by women affiliated with universities and colleges across Canada, The Madwoman in the Academy explores topics familiar to women working in academia around the world: the clash between family and work, the politics of academe, and the rifts between an academic career and political activism. Contributors offer writings in a wide range of genres, including personal essays, poetry, short stories, dialogues, and other innovative formats, daring to confront their experiences with energy, anger, wit, and humour. Ranging from the playful to the painful, The Madwoman in the Academy brings you names well known to literary communities alongside new but feisty voices that will forever change readers’ ideas about the relationship between women and the academy.

Deborah Schnitzer is the author of The Pictorial in Modernist Fiction and a book of poetry, Black Beyond Blue, as well as the co-editor of Uncommon Wealth: An Anthology of Poetry in English. Contributor to another significant collection of women’s writing, Dropped Threads, she teaches English literature at the University of Winnipeg.

Deborah Keahey is the author of Making It Home: Place in Canadian Literature and waking blood: poems. She currently teaches online English courses for the University of Winnipeg.


WINNER, 2004 BPAA Alberta Book Publishing Award - Scholarly Book of the Year | 2004