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|Susan D. Gubar
November 30, 1944 |
||Author, distinguished professor emerita
||The Madwoman in the Attic (1979)
Susan D. Gubar (born November 30, 1944) is an American author and distinguished Professor Emerita of English and Women's Studies at Indiana University. She and Sandra M. Gilbert co-authored the standard feminist text, The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination (1979) and a trilogy on women's writing in the 20th century.
Gubar joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1973, at a time when there were three female professors among the 70 in its English department.
Gubar and Gilbert edited the Norton Anthology of Literature by Women: The Traditions in English, published in 1985 (ISBN 0393019403); its publication resulted in both of them being included among Ms.'s women of the year in 1986.
Her book Judas: A Biography, was published in 2009 by W.W. Norton (ISBN 9780393064834).
In December 2009, Gubar retired from Indiana at age 65, due to complications following from a November 2008 diagnosis of advanced ovarian cancer. The "wrenching story" of her subsequent medical treatment led her to write Memoir of a Debulked Woman (2012, ISBN 978-0-393-07325-6).
In 2012, she was awarded the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Book Critics Circle.
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