About the Book



WSQ: Spring/Summer 2008
June 2008
Trade Paperback · 196 Pages
$22.00 U.S. · $26.50 CAN
ISBN 9781558615779
The Feminist Press at CUNY


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From sharing stories of violence to campaigning for women’s suffrage, feminism was born of acts of witness. This collection asks: Who are the feminist witnesses who inspire us? And how have societies responded to acts of witness? Writers explore topics from the concrete to the abstract, investigating historical and contemporary events, and identifying the harder-to-define effects these acts have on observers.

Kathryn Abrams is the Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor at the School of Law, Boalt Hall at the University of California, Berkeley.

Irene Kacandes is an associate professor of German and comparative literature at Dartmouth College.

About the Authors

Kathryn Abrams is Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches feminist jurisprudence, voting rights, and constitutional law. Before coming to Berkley, she taught at the law schools at Boston, Indiana-Bloomington, Harvard, Northwestern, and Cornell universities. She has published articles in the William and Mary Law Review, California Law Review, and Duke Law Journal. Irene Kacandes is an Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University. Kacandes is the author of Talk Fiction:Literature and the Talk Explosion. She is the co-editor of A User's Guide to German Cultural Studies and Teaching the Representation of the Holocaust.