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  • Feminist Theory Across Disciplinesby Shira Wolosky

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sororophobiaby Helena Michie

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 129.99

    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$ 160.00

    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$ 105.00

    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...

  • Anne Tyler: A Bio-Bibliographyby Robert Croft

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 80.00

    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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 109.00

    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...

  • The Erotics of Talkby Carla Kaplan

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 64.99

    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...