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  • The Fighting Horse of the Stanislausby LAWRENCE I. BERKOVE

    University of Iowa Press 1990; US$ 34.95

    Tongue-Oil Timothy, as unflappable as he is unconscionable, swindles Wasatch Sam in a villainous poker game. Amazed prospectors discover a full-grown silver man deep in a mountain tunnel. Old Pizen, a horse so mean that he was almost poison to himself, is wagered by his own owner in the fight of his life. The travelling stones of Pahranagat, when... more...

  • The Only Efficient Instrumentby Aleta Feinsod Cane; Susan Alves

    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...

  • Transatlantic Womenby Beth L. Lueck; Brigitte Bailey; Lucinda L. Damon-Bach

    University of New Hampshire Press 2012; US$ 38.99

    Highlights the social and textual complexity of the transatlantic world for American women writers more...

  • Playing House in the American Westby Cathryn Halverson

    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...

  • Sororophobiaby Helena Michie

    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...

  • Transformations of Domesticity in Modern Women's Writingby Dr Thomas Foster

    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...

  • Women's Literary Creativity and the Female Bodyby Diane Long Hoeveler; Donna Decker Schuster

    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...

  • Gender and the Poetics of Excessby Karen Jackson Ford

    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...

  • Playing Smartby Catherine Keyser

    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...

  • Reinventing the Peabody Sistersby Monika M. Elbert; Julie E. Hall; Katharine Rodier

    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...