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General Information

Name:  AnaLouise Keating  

Pen Name: None


Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Keating 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 Information

Keating 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/Entre''vistas. 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.

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Titles At Your Library

Women Reading Women Writing
ISBN: 1566394198

Temple University Press. 1996

As self-identified lesbians of color, Paula Gunn Allen, Gloria Anzalda, 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, Anzalda, 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 color. 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.

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 and change students' resistance to social-justice issues. It offers a holistic approach to theory and practice.



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