Claire Kaplan, Ph.D., is Director of the Gender Violence and Social Change Program at UVA’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center. She got her start as an anti-violence activist and advocate in Los Angeles, CA in mid-1980’s. In addition to her course, Gender Violence & Social Justice, Claire taught the study-abroad class, Women in Central America: Local Activism in Global Context.
“Here’s tae Us, Wha’s Like us: Val McDermid’s Lindsay Gordon Mysteries”. In Sleuthing Ethnicity. Fischer-Hornung, D &Mueller, M.(Eds). 2003. Cranbury, NJ: Farleigh Dickinson University Press. 227-239.
“The narrative of male violence on women's bodies”. In Gender Forum Issue 6 (2003).
"Unless we realise, Unless we change, Unless we speak.....A look at Carol Shields novel Unless". In Gender Forum Issue 8 (2004).
The Promise of Memory: Childhood Recollection and its Objects in Literary Modernism (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011).
The Promised Land? Feminist Writing in the German Democratic Republic (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001), 273 pp.
"Narrative, Drama, and Emotion in Instrumental Music," in Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 55/3 (1997)
"Concepts of Musical Unity," in Cook and Everist, Rethinking Music (1999); "Musical Performance as Analytical Communication," in Gaskell and Kemal, Performance and Authenticity in the Arts (1999)
"Criticism: General Introduction" and "Narratology, narrativity," in New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians; "Learning from 'Occasional' Writing," in repercussions 6/2 (2001)
2013 - Vital Relations: Modernity and Persistent Life of Kinship. (With Fenella Cannell, eds). Santa Fe: SAR Press.
2008 - Afterward: Adoptive Relations in Theories of Kinship and Modernity. In Relative Power: Changing Interpretations of Fosterage and Adoption in Pacific Island Societies. Special Issue of Pacific Studies 31(3/4). Jeanette Dickerson-Putman and Judith Schachter, eds. Pp. 232-247.
2005 - Complexities: Beyond Nature and Nurture. (With Sydel Silverman, eds). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Pauline Hopkins. Of One Blood, Or the Hidden Self, edited, And with an Introduction. Simon and Schuster, 2004.
Frederick Douglass. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, edited and with an introduction. Oxford University Press, 1999.
Leaving Pipe Shop: Memories of Kin. Scribner’s, 1997 Paperback edition, W. W. Norton, 1998.
Period Editor, "Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, 1940-1960."
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