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Annette Van Dyke

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Connection to Illinois: Van Dyke is an Associate Professor, Women's Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, English at the University of Illinois Springfield Campus.

Biography: Dr. Van Dyke is widely published in the area of Native American literary criticism on such authors as Louise Erdrich, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Paula Gunn Allen. She is the author of ''The Search for a Woman-Centered Spirituality'', which manages to combine most of her interests in one book. She has also written a feminist murder mystery, ''Hooded Murder''. Van Dyke served as President of the National Women’s Studies Association from 2000-2001 and received the Naomi B. Lynn Award in 2003. She is also a judge for the Illinois Center for the Book's Illinois Emerging Writers Competition.


Annette Van Dyke on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Hooded murder :
ISBN: 1562801341 OCLC: 33863013

Naiad Press, Tallahassee, Fla. : 1996.

"Jessie Batelle can't believe her luck when she is offered the position of Women's Studies Director at Burford College, a private liberal arts school in the Midwest. Fresh from writing her dissertation on feminist communities in academia, Jessie is exstatic at the possibility of living and working in a supportive, women-centered environment. What she finds instead is a fraternity-dominated atmosphere where pornographic flyers and graffiti are considered harmless pranks, and wehre the lesbian faculty is less than supportive. When Professor Joyce Barnette (nicknameed "the lesbian vampire") is found dead in a staged accident, a colleague hints that sheknows who did it, and sets up a secret meeting with Jessie. But before Jessie arrives, the woman also suffers a deadly "accident." When the official investigation proves fruitless, Jessie decides to do a little sleuthing on her own. But the solution is much closer to home than Jessie realizes -- and she has unwittingly riggered the pitiless rage that will compel the murderer to kill again..." -- Publisher's description.

The search for a woman-centered spirituality
ISBN: 081478769X OCLC: 25367511

New York University Press, New York : ©1992.

Examining the work and writings of such figures as Leslie Marmon Silko, Paula Gunn Allen, Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, Starhawk, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Sonial Johnson and Mary Daly, the author illustrates how these writers and activists outline a journey toward wholeness.