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  • The Masochistic Pleasures of Sentimental Literatureby Marianne Noble

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Soft Canonsby Karen L. Kilcup

    University of Iowa Press 1999; US$ 24.00

    ? In their innovative treatments of seemingly incomparable works, these critics promote dialogue not only about the texts under consideration but also about the very nature of how we read across lines of gender, race, class, and history. Individually, the essays are insightful and storng; collectively, they highlight the vibrancy of current research... more...