WEIMER, Joan. American, b. 1936. Genres: Autobiography/Memoirs, Literary criticism and history. Career: Drew University, Madison, NJ, instructor, 1968-70, assistant professor, 1970-75, associate professor, 1975- 82, professor of English, 1982-, department head, 1982-86 and 1991. Stanford University, visiting scholar at Center for Research on Women, 1978 and 1987. Producer and moderator of a television series Women in the Center and Why They Belong There, 1983-84. Gives workshops and readings. Has conducted research in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Portugal, Brazil, and Egypt. Publications: Back Talk: Teaching Lost Selves to Speak (memoir), 1994. PLAYS: Ready About, 1978; Pyramid, 1979; The Story Tellers, 1980; (with P. Paullette) Back Talk, 1996. EDITOR: (with D.R. Weimer) Literature of America, 1973; Women Artists, Women Exiles: "Miss Grief" and Other Stories by C.F. Woolson, 1988. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to academic journals and literary magazines.