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Elaine Showalter

Elaine ShowalterAKA Elaine Cottler

Born: 21-Jan-1941
Birthplace: Cambridge, MA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Lead alpha Gynocritic

Professor of English at Princeton University. Located a copy of Lynne Cheney's extremely obscure but lesbian action-packed 1981 novel Sisters at a bookstall in Paris, bringing it to the attention of the feminist community.

Father: (d.)
Mother: (homemaker, d.)
Husband: English Showalter (one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Vinca Showalter LaFleur
Son: Michael Showalter (actor, b. 17-Jun-1970)

    University: BA English, Bryn Mawr College (1962)
    University: MA, Brandeis University (1964)
    University: PhD, University of California at Davis (1970)
    Professor: Rutgers University
    Professor: Princeton University (1983-2003)

    Hillary Clinton for President
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1977
    Ukrainian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry

Author of books:
A Literature of Their Own (1977, criticism)
The Female Malady (1985, nonfiction)
Sexual Anarchy: Gender and Culture at the Fin de Siecle (1990, nonfiction)
Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing (1991, criticism)


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