selected articles

Academic Articles

These articles reflect my recent thoughts about memoir and fiction, feminism and teaching.

Remembering Anne Sexton: Maxine Kumin in Conversation with Diane Middlebrook

PMLA, 2012

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A Feminist Friendship Archive

Profession, 2011

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Getting Transpersonal: The Cost of an Academic Life

Prose Studies, 2009 (available here)

Starting Out in the Fifties: Grace Paley, Philip Roth, and the Making of a Literary Career

Contemporary Women’s Writing, 2009 (available here)

On Being Wrong

Profession, 2008

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Family Hair Looms

WSQ, 2008

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A Memoir of Feminism: An Interview with Nancy K. Miller.

With Jeffrey Williams, Minnesota Review, 2007

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I Killed My Grandmother: Mary Antin, Amos Oz, and the Autobiography of a Name

Biography, 2007

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The Entangled Self: Genre Bondage in the Age of the Memoir

PMLA, 2007

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Out of the Family: Generations of Women in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis

Life Writing, 2007 (available here)

Women’s Secrets and the Novel: Remembering Mary McCarthy’s The Group

Social Research, 2001

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But Enough About Me, What Do You Think Of My Memoir?

Yale Journal of Criticism, 2000

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