A few years ago, when Jeff Williams was the editor of the Minnesota Review, he interviewed me about my journey as a feminist critic. Recently, Andy Fitch, founder and editor of The Conversant, was kind enough to republish the interview in his innovative monthly journal that features interview-based projects, and other modes of what he calls “embodied inquiry.”
I was, of course, pleased to have the interview reemerge in this fresh and interesting venue. I’m especially pleased that the idea of revisiting feminist history does not seem completely out of date, though I count myself a relic of a certain second-wave moment— aspirational and transformative for me and for a generation of women in the academy. And then, it’s always a pleasure to chat with the canny and agile Jeff Williams, even well after the fact.