WS 505: Media: Issues of Race, Class and Gender:
An Alchemy of Genres: Cross Genre Writing by American Feminist Poet-Critics
by Diane P. Freedman
University Press of Virginia, 1992
excerpt from book cover: An Alchemy of Genres analyzes the hybrid forms women create to express multiple and conflicting identities in a culture that has long silenced persons not of the dominant gender, race, ethnicity, class, or sexual orientation. Providing a new and distinctive theoretical framework for approaching women writers and women’s writing, Diane P. Freedman seeks throughout to explore and inform not only through argument and accumulation of textual evidence but through demonstrating in her own prose style the power of the cross-genre composition practices of the writers she celebrates.