Barbara Wiedemann

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Barbara Wiedemann
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Barbara Wiedemann reads at the 2009 Montgomery Bookfest
Born (1945-10-30) October 30, 1945 (age 69)
Somerville, New Jersey

Barbara Wiedemann is an American poet and currently a professor of literature at Auburn Montgomery. Wiedemann, who received her Ph.D. from the University of South Florida, has published one book of poetry, besides a number of poems in literary journals. She is the author of one monograph and co-editor of two critical studies.

Poetry[edit]

Wiedemann has published poems in a number of journals, including Kaleidoscope, Kerf, Poetry Motel, and Acorn. A collection of her poetry entitled Half-Life of Love was published by Finishing Line Press. A chapbook, Death of a Pope and Other Poems, is to be published in the fall of 2012.[1]

Critical studies[edit]

Wiedemann has authored a critical study, Josephine Herbst’s Short Fiction: A Window to Her Life and Times, on the work of Josephine Herbst, the radical American writer, and is the co-editor of two books, Short Fiction: A Critical Companion and "My Name Was Martha": A Renaissance Woman's Autobiographical Poem. The latter is the first edition of a 1632 autobiographical poem, 110 lines long, by a woman called Martha Moulsworth—one of the first such poems in English, which was included in the seventh edition of the Norton Anthology of English Literature.[2]

Her essay on Hélène Cixous and Marguerite Duras, "The Search for an Authentic Voice: Hélène Cixous and Marguerite Duras," was reprinted in the collection Marguerite Duras Lives On.[3]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Wiedemann, Barbara (2008). Half-Life of Love. Finishing Line Press. ISBN 978-1-59924-144-9.  (poetry).[4]
  • Wiedemann, Barbara (1998). Josephine Herbst’s Short Fiction: A Window to Her Life and Times. Susquehanna UP. ISBN 978-1-57591-007-9.  (monograph).
  • Wiedemann, Barbara (Fall 1989). "The Search for an Authentic Voice: Hélène Cixous and Marguerite Duras". Journal of Durassian Studies 1: 99–114.  (journal article)
  • Evans, Robert C.; Anne Little; Barbara Wiedemann (1997). Short Fiction: A Critical Companion. West Cornwall: Locust Hill Press. ISBN 978-0-933951-73-0.  (edited collection).
  • Evans, Robert C.; Barbara Wiedemann (1993). "My Name Was Martha": A Renaissance Woman's Autobiographical Poem. West-Cornwall: Locust Hill Press.  (monograph).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Bob (19 October 2012). "Q&A: Author says poets should trust their own voice". Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Martha Moulsworth, "The Memorandum of Martha Moulsworth, Widow," in Abrams, M.H. (2000). Norton Anthology of English Literature, 7th ed., Vol. 1. New York: Norton. pp. 1552–55, A–30. ISBN 978-0-393-97566-6. 
  3. ^ Ricouart, Janine (1998). Marguerite Duras Lives On. UP of America. ISBN 978-0-7618-1206-7. 
  4. ^ Reviewed in Latham, Irene (September 2008). "Rev. of Barbara Wiedemann, Half-Life of Love". Alabama Writers' Forum. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  5. ^ For reviews of the book, see Norbrook, David (December 1994). "Rev. of "My Name was Martha": A Renaissance Woman's Autobiographical Poem". Notes and Queries (Oxford: Oxford University Press) 41 (4): 566.  and Haslem, Lori Schroeder (Spring 1996). "Rev of "My Name Was Martha": A Renaissance Woman's Autobiographical Poem". Renaissance Quarterly 49 (1): 170. doi:10.2307/2863301. 

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