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  • 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...

  • The Color of Democracy in Women's Regional Writingby Jean Carol Griffith

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 49.50

    An exciting addition to the ongoing debate about the place of regionalism in American literary history. American regionalism has become a contested subject in literary studies alongside the ubiquitous triad of race, class, and gender. The Color of Democracy in Women's Regional Writing enters into the heart of an ongoing debate in the field... 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...

  • Feminist Criticism and Social Change (RLE Feminist Theory)by Deborah Rosenfelt; Judith Newton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This lively and controversial collection of essays sets out to theorize and practice a ?materialist-feminist? criticism of literature and culture. Such a criticism is based on the view that the material conditions in which men and women live are central to an understanding of culture and society. It emphasises the relation of gender to other categories... more...

  • Feminist Community and American Women's Poetry: Feminist Theory Across Disciplinesby Shira Wolosky

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Defying traditional definitions of public and private as gendered terms, and broadening discussion of women?s writing in relation to feminist work done in other fields, this study addresses American women?s poetry from the seventeenth to late-twentieth century. Engaging the fields of literary criticism, anthropology, psychology, history, political... more...

  • Engendering Men RLEby Joseph A. Boone; Michael Cadden

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Over the past several years, the question of men?s relation to feminism has become a fiercely and sometimes bitterly debated subject. Engendering Men demonstrates the creative impact that feminist modes of inquiry have already had on a new generation of male critics. In the wake of feminism, many men have found it imperative to begin the task... more...

  • The Erotics of Talkby Carla Kaplan

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 37.99

    A rereading of the American feminist criticism of the past two decades and the literary canon which it has constructed as its foundation. It reads a group of feminist classics focusing on how each work represents talk and how feminist criticism has talked about these representations. more...

  • Writing Selvesby Jeanne Perreault

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 72.00

    Why ?autography?? Because there really is no genre for feminist self-writing. This is the territory, between autobiography and feminist thought, that Jeanne Perreault marks out. Looking to Audre Lorde?s Cancer Journals, Kate Millet?s The Basement, Adrienne Rich?s later prose and poetry, and Patricia Williams?s ?diary,? among other works, Perreault... more...

  • Democracy in Contemporary U.S. Women's Poetryby Nicky Marsh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 104.00

    This book reads the work of contemporary women poets against recent debates in ?third wave? feminism and democratic theory in exploring the range of ways in which women poets have interrogated the complexities of being ?public? in contemporary U.S culture. more...

  • Anne Tylerby Robert W. Croft

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 102.00

    Anne Tyler is one of America's most significant contemporary writers. This book is a solid introduction to her life and work. It includes the first biography of Tyler, along with a record of her writings and the response to her work. It incorporates source materials from the Anne Tyler Papers at Duke University and letters from Tyler to the author.... more...