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- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 44.95
Examining an eclectic group of western women’s autobiographical texts—canonical and otherwise— Playing House in the American West argues for a distinct regional literary tradition characterized by strategic representations of unconventional domestic life. The controlling metaphor Cathryn Halverson uses in her engrossing... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95
"The Only Efficient Instrument" examines farsighted women writers in nineteenth-century America whose pioneering use of newspapers and magazines had a vital impact on the political and intellectual communities of their day." more...
- Princeton University Press 2000; US$ 45.00
For generations, critics have noticed in nineteenth-century American women's sentimentality a streak of masochism, but their discussions of it have over-simplified its complex relationship to women's power. Marianne Noble argues that tropes of eroticized domination in sentimental literature must be recognized for what they were: a double-edged sword... more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 109.99
This book looks at how differences among women have been textually represented at a variety of historical moments and in a variety of cultural contexts, including Victorian mainstream fiction, African-American mulatto novels, late twentieth-century lesbian communities, and contemporary country music. Sororophobia designates the complex and shifting... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 150.00
Transformations of Domesticity in Modern Women's Writing makes new connections between feminist criticism of domestic ideology in the nineteenth century, modernist women's experiments with literary form, contemporary feminist debates about the politics of location, and postmodern theories of social space. The book identifies a coherent transition... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00
This volume attempts to engage one aspect of an amorphous and mysterious topic: what does it mean for women to create within particular literary and cultural contexts? How is the female body written on textuality? In short, how is the female body analogous to the geographical space of land? How have women inhabited their bodies as people have lived... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 1997; US$ 50.00
The argument posed in this analysis is that the poetic excesses of several major female poets, excesses that have been typically regarded as flaws in their work, are strategies for escaping the inhibiting and sometimes inimical conventions too often imposed on women writers. The forms of excess vary with each poet, but by conceiving of poetic excess... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2006; US$ 33.00
Whether in the public realm as political activists, artists, teachers, biographers, editors, and writers or in the more traditional role of domestic, nurturing women, Elizabeth Peabody, Mary Peabody Mann, and Sophia Peabody Hawthorne subverted rigid nineteenth-century definitions of women?s limited realm of influence. Reinventing the Peabody Sisters... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 23.95
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dorothy Parker, Anita Loos, Lois Long, Jessie Fauset, Dawn Powell, Mary McCarthy, and others imagined New York as a place where they could claim professional status, define urban independence, and shrug off confining feminine roles. Their fiction raised questions about what it meant to be a woman in the public eye, how gender... more...