(Re)writing Women’s Lives: A Call for Media Scholars to Renew Their Efforts at Feminist Biography

Part of the Comparative Feminist Studies book series (CFS)


Greenwald addresses the status of feminist biography and reviews its relevance. Because the accomplishments of women have been overlooked in most fields, it is important that their stories be told. Many of the women in media who overcame overt discrimination and resisted male dominance are the ones whose stories have been ignored or relegated to anthologies.

She proposes ways to help fulfill this goal of generating full-length biographies of women in media by: urging scholars to expand their definition of subjects; suggesting scholars cast a wider net by considering those who work for regional outlets; suggesting a rethinking of the conventional cradle-to-grave format of many biographies; and considering dual biographies that describe the intersection of two lives.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Scripps School of JournalismOhio UniversityAthensUSA

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