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Personal EffectsEssays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo$
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Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823262274

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823262274.001.0001

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Portrait of the Mother as a Writer and Researcher

Portrait of the Mother as a Writer and Researcher

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(p.75) Portrait of the Mother as a Writer and Researcher
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Personal Effects
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Julija Šukys

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823262274.003.0005

Julija Šukys, a writer of Lithuanian origins, dialogues with DeSalvo’s “Portrait of the Puttana as a Middle-Aged Woolf Scholar,” focusing on the struggle to balance research, writing, and motherhood—and of living and falling in love with feminine literary ghosts (Woolf for DeSalvo and Ona Šimaitė for Šukys). This essay considers DeSalvo’s pedagogy and memoir more broadly and in connection with questions of creativity specifically with regard to bridging the modes of scholarly and creative writing.

Keywords:   Louise DeSalvo, Ona Šimaitė, Vertigo, Puttana, Memoir, Memory, Creative Process

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