Diary Entry

The Conversant

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 I’m especially pleased that the idea of revisiting feminist history does not seem completely out of date, though I count myself a relic of a certain second-wave moment— aspirational and transformative for me and for a generation of women in the academy.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.

Read the interview here.


Nancy K. Miller. Diary

Welcome. Some musings on my current preoccupations with the worlds of illness and the worlds of books: the vicissitudes of living with cancer and the need, for now, to launch (a k a promote) my new memoir, My Brilliant Friends: Our Lives in Feminism. Naturally, I inhabit both spaces, which makes for a strangely bifurcated, though far from boring, existence. Click to view both Feminist Friendship Archive and My Multifocal Life projects.