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Dr. Lisa Johnson, Co-Editor
lj30108@mindspring.com

Lisa focuses her writing on feminist cultural criticism. Her essays have appeared in several anthologies -- Sex and Single Girls: Queer and Straight Women on Sexuality, Women as Sites of Culture, and He Said, She Says -- as well as the academic journals, Sexuality and Culture, The Henry James Review, and American Anthropologist.

Lisa's first book, Jane Sexes It Up: True Confessions of Feminist Desire, was released in March of this year. This collection of essays by third wave feminists bridges the worlds of sex-positive writing and academic theory to reveal ongoing struggles within heterosexual and queer desire. The book is about relationships: between lovers, between women, and between generations of feminists.

Lisa Johnson will join the faculty of Coastal Carolina University's English Department in fall 2003, where she will be teaching Cultural Studies (a mix of feminist theory, literary criticism, women's writing, and pop culture).

On her highly recommended list:

In the Name of Salome, Julia Alvarez
My Dream of You, Nuala O'Faolain
The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields
Object Lessons, Eavan Boland
Fair and Tender Ladies, Lee Smith
Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, Dorothy Allison

Strange fact about Lisa: She's probably seen the film, Ruby in Paradise, a hundred times.

See her website for more information.

Lisa is also a charter member of Women Writers' Editorial Board, launched Winter 2001.

With Women Writers since July 1999

Site launch, July 19, 1999-- August 19, 1999 @ new URL

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