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liora moriel <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 18 May 1998 18:31:16 -0400
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This is enlightening--thanks!
In fact, isn't this a lot like the 100 Great Books?
Every canon has its powerplays, politics and price. In books, women are
missing, and when there, they are mostly PD (public domain--no royalties;
also, conveniently, dead). A recent book on women writers dated 1994 has
NO women of color except Toni Morrison (Nobel oblige, I guess...) True,
she only refers to women born until 1931, but where then are Zora Neale
Hurston? Audre Lorde? Adrienne Rich?
Similarly with film: almost no women, and certainly no independent (in
every sense of the word) woman! Not to mention films independent of major
distribution, mainstream politics, etc.
Liora Moriel
Comparative Literature Program
University of Maryland
2107 Susquehanna Hall
College Park, MD 20742-8825
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