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  • Purple Proseby Liz Byrski; Rachel Robertson

    Fremantle Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Fifteen Australian women writers were asked to respond to the colour purple. In their hands, purple takes on many meanings. There are stories about Tyrian purple, a snippet of King George?s coronation gown, pigeon fanciers, the Dockers? Purple Haze ­ and their layers are explored through themes of feminism, multiculturalism, artists and aging, mothers... more...

  • Terror and the Postcolonialby Elleke Boehmer; Stephen Morton

    Wiley 2015; US$ 143.95

    Terror and the Postcolonial is a major comparative study of terrorism and its representations in postcolonial theory, literature, and culture. A ground-breaking study addressing and theorizing the relationship between postcolonial studies, colonial history, and terrorism through a series of contemporary and historical case studies from various... more...

  • Domestic Fiction in Colonial Australia and New Zealandby Tamara S Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Colonial domestic literature has been largely overlooked and is due for a reassessment. This essay collection explores attitudes to colonialism, imperialism and race, as well as important developments in girlhood and the concept of the New Woman. more...

  • Fictions of Dissentby Sigrid Anderson Cordell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Fin-de-siècle fiction by British female aesthetes and American women regionalists stages moments of rebellion when female characters rise up and insist on the right to maintain control of their creations. Cordell asserts that these revolutionary acts constitute a transatlantic conversation about aesthetic practice and creative ownership. more...

  • Comedy and the Feminine Middlebrow Novelby Erica Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Elizabeth von Arnim and Elizabeth Taylor wrote witty and entertaining novels about the domestic lives of middle-class women. Widely read and enjoyed, their work was often dismissed as middlebrow. Brown argues their skilful use of comedy and irony provided the receptive reader with subversive commentary on the cruelties and disappointments of life. more...

  • The Business of the Novelby Simon R Frost

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This study shows how aesthetics and economics have been combined in a great work of literature. Frost examines the history of Middlemarch?s composition and publication within the context of Victorian demand, then goes on to consider the interpretation, reception and consumption of the book. more...

  • Rhyming Reasonby Michelle Faubert

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    During the Romantic era, psychology and literature enjoyed a fluid relationship. Faubert focuses on psychologist-poets who grew out of the literary-medical culture of the Scottish Enlightenment. They used poetry as an accessible form to communicate emerging psychological, cultural and moral ideas. more...

  • Before Blackwood'sby Alex Benchimol

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This collection of essays is the result of a major conference focusing specifically on the role of Scotland?s print culture in shaping the literature and politics of the long eighteenth century. In contrast to previous studies, this work treats Blackwood?s Magazine as the culmination of a long tradition rather than a starting point. more...

  • Women's University Fiction, 1880?1945by Anna Bogen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The rise of the middle classes brought a sharp increase in the number of young men and women able to attend university. Developing in the wake of this increase, the university novel often centred on male undergraduates at either Oxford or Cambridge. Bogen argues that an analysis of the lesser known female narratives can provide new insights. more...

  • Aestheticism and the Marriage Market in Victorian Popular Fictionby Kirby-Jane Hallum

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Based on close readings of five Victorian novels, Hallum presents an original study of the interaction between popular fiction, the marriage market and the aesthetic movement. She uses the texts to trace the development of aestheticism, examining the differences between the authors, including their approach, style and gender. more...