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Name: AnaLouise KeatingPen Name: None Genre: Born: in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionKeating was born in Chicago and educated in Illinois. She received her BA in English from Wheaton College and her MA and PhD from the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationKeating is Professor of Women’s Studies at Texas Woman’s University. She has taught composition, U.S. American literature, English, and women’s studies. She is the author/editor of eight books, including Women Reading, Women Writing: Self-Invention in Paula Gunn Allen, Gloria Anzaldúa, and Audre Lorde; EntreMundos/AmongWorlds: New Perspectives on Gloria Anzaldúa; this bridge we call home: radical visions for transformation (co-edited with Anzaldúa); The Gloria Anzaldúa Reader, and Anzaldúa’s Interviews/Entrevistas. She has published articles on Chicana/Latina authors, African-American literature, queer studies, multiculturalism, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century U.S. writers, feminist theory, and pedagogy.
- Woman Reading, Woman Writing, Temple University Press, 1991
- Teaching Transformation: Transcultural Classroom Dialogues, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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Women Reading Women Writing
ISBN: 1566394198 Temple University Press. 1996 As self-identified lesbians of colour, Paula Gunn Allen, Gloria Anzaldua, and Audre Lorde negotiate diverse, sometimes conflicting, sets of personal, political, and professional worlds. Drawing on recent developments in feminist studies and queer theory, AnaLouise Keating examines the ways in which these writers, in both their creative and critical work, engage in self-analysis, cultural critique, and the construction of alternative myths and representations of women. Allen, Anzaldua, and Lorde move within, between, and among the specialized worlds of academia and publishing the private spaces of families and friends the politicized communities of Native Americans, Chicanas/os, and African Americans and the overlapping, yet distinct worlds of feminist, lesbian/gay, and U.S. women of colour. They translate their lives into words and enact new forms of identity that blur the boundaries between apparently distinct peoples. Keating explores how, by revising precolonial mythic and cultural traditions, they invent new ways of thinking that destabilize the networks of classification. AnaLouise Keating teaches English and Women's Studies at Eastern New Mexico University.
Teaching Transformation: Transcultural Classroom Dialogues
ISBN: 0230104908 Palgrave Macmillan. 2010
Drawing on indigenous belief systems and recent work in critical "race" studies and multicultural-feminist theory, Keating provides detailed step-by-step suggestions, based on her own teaching experiences, designed to anticipate students' resistance to social-justice issues and encourage them to change. She offers a holistic approach to theory and practice.