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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 49.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...