Susan Gubar

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Susan D. Gubar
Born (1944-11-30) November 30, 1944 (age 70)[1]
Occupation Author, distinguished professor emerita
Notable work(s) The Madwoman in the Attic (1979)

Susan D. Gubar (born November 30, 1944)[2] is an American author and distinguished Professor Emerita of English and Women's Studies at Indiana University. She is best known for co-authoring, with Sandra M. Gilbert, 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.

Career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[1]

Her book Judas: A Biography, was published in 2009 by W.W. Norton (ISBN 9780393064834). Her other writings include essays on the relationship between Judaism and feminism, and the role of poetry in Holocaust remembrance. [3]

In December 2009, Gubar retired from Indiana at age 65, due to complications following from a November 2008 diagnosis of advanced ovarian cancer.[1] The "wrenching story" of her subsequent medical treatment (in which she underwent a "debulking" surgery which included the removal of her appendix, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and part of her intestines)[4] led her to write Memoir of a Debulked Woman (2012, ISBN 978-0-393-07325-6).[1] She continues her story as a blogger in "Living with Cancer" for the New York Times.[5]

In 2012, she and her longtime collaborator Sandra M. Gilbert were awarded the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Book Critics Circle.[6]

Bibliography[edit]

With Sandra M. Gilbert[edit]

  • The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the 19th-Century Literary Imagination
  • Shakespeare’s Sisters: Feminist Essays on Women Poets
  • A Guide to "The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women: The Tradition in English"
  • The War of the Words, Volume I of No Man’s Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century
  • Sexchanges, Volume II of No Man’s Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century
  • Letters from the Front, Volume III of No Man’s Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century
  • Masterpiece Theatre: An Academic Melodrama

They also edited:

  • Women Poets, Special Double Issue of Women’s Studies
  • The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women: The Tradition in English
  • The Female Imagination and the Modernist Aesthetic , also published as a Special Double Issue of Women’s Studies (Vol. 13, no. 1 & 2 (1986))
  • MotherSongs: Poetry by, for, and about Mothers also with Diana O’Hehir

With Others[edit]

Edited:

  • For Adult Users Only: The Dilemma of Violent Pornography with Joan Hoff
  • English Inside and Out: The Places of Literary Criticism, Papers from the 50th Meeting of the English Institute, with Jonathan Kamholtz [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Susan Gubar's Closing Chapters". The Chronicle of Higher Education. April 22, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 & 2 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  3. ^ "Author: Gubar, Susan". RAMBI: Index of Articles on Jewish Studies. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Robert. "A Feminist Professor's Closing Chapters". Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Gubar, Susan (October 24, 2013). "Living With Cancer: Brains on Chemo". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ John Williams (January 14, 2012). "National Book Critics Circle Names 2012 Award Finalists". New York Times. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Susan Gubar". Indiana University: Jewish Studies Program. 

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