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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Engendering Men RLEby Joseph A. Boone; Michael Cadden

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.00

    This book 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 of retheorizing the male position in our culture. This collection of essays brings together seventeen male critics whose work ? on poetry, fiction,... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00

    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 Theory Across Disciplinesby Shira Wolosky

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Defying traditional boundaries of domesticity and privacy, 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 theory, religious... 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...

  • From the Modernist Annexby Karin Roffman

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 44.50

      In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the majority of women were forced to seek their education outside the walls of American universities. Many turned to museums and libraries, for their own enlightenment, for formal education, and also for their careers. In Roffman’s close readings of four modernist writers—Edith Wharton,... more...