Fishkin, Shelley Fisher

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FISHKIN, Shelley Fisher

FISHKIN, Shelley Fisher. American, b. 1950. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: Freelance writer for newspapers and magazines, 1969-; Yale University, New Haven, CT, executive secretary of the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, 1971-80, director of the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, 1980-85, associate Chubb Fellow, 1974-85, visiting lecturer in American studies, 1981-84, director of the Gordon Grand Fellowship, 1984-85; University of Texas, Austin, senior lecturer, 1985-89, associate professor, 1989-93, professor of American studies, 1993-, professor of American studies and English, 1994-. Stanford University, visiting scholar at Institute for Research on Women and Gender, 1987-88; Cambridge University, visiting fellow, 1992-93. Lecturer at universities and embassies in Belgium, France, Italy, Mexico, and the Netherlands, 1992-93. Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society, cofounder and executive director, 1990-. Publications: From Fact to Fiction: Journalism and Imaginative Writing in America, 1985; Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices, 1993; (ed. with E. Hedges, and contrib.) Listening to Silences: New Essays in Feminist Criticism, 1994. Work represented in books and anthologies. Contributor to periodicals. Address: American Studies Program, GAR 303, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, U.S.A.