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  • Women?s Writing, Englishness and National and Cultural Identityby Maroula Joannou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00

    An original mapping of women's writing in the 1940s and 1950s, this book looks at Englishness and national identity in women's writing and includes writing from Scotland, Wales, Ireland the Indian subcontinent and Africa. The authors discussed include Virginia Woolf, Daphne Du Maurier, Doris Lessing and Muriel Spark. more...

  • Encyclopedia of British Women's Writing 1900-1950by Faye Hammill; Ashlie Sponenberg; Esme Miskimmin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 44.00

    This study provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging resource which includes information on many previously neglected British women writers (novelists, poets, dramatists, autobiographers) and topics. It provides contextualizing material, with concise introductions to related topics, including organizations, movements, genres and publications. more...

  • The History of British Women's Writing, 1610-1690by Mihoko Suzuki

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    During the seventeenth century, in response to political and social upheavals such as the English Civil Wars, women produced writings in both manuscript and print. This volume represents recent scholarship that has uncovered new texts as well as introduced new paradigms to further our understanding of women's literary history during this period. more...

  • The History of British Women's Writing, 1920-1945by Maroula Joannou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales. more...

  • The English Language Poetry of South Asiansby Mitali Pati Wong; Syed Khwaja Moinul Hassan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 55.00

    In this study, ten independent critical essays and a coda explore the English-language poetry of South Asians in terms of time, place, themes and poetic methodologies. The transnational perspective taken establishes connections between colonial and postcolonial South Asian poetry in English as well as the poetry of the old and new diaspora and the... more...

  • Reading Skin in Medieval Literature and Cultureby Katie L. Walter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Skin is a multifarious image in medieval culture: the material basis for forming a sense of self and relation to the world, as well as a powerful literary and visual image. This book explores the presence of skin in medieval literature and culture from a range of literary, religious, aesthetic, historical, medical, and theoretical perspectives. more...

  • Romance and its Contexts in Fifteenth-Century Englandby Raluca L. Radulescu

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00

    Examination of romance texts from late medieval England, linking them firmly to their political and social context. more...

  • Modernism and the Women?s Popular Romance in Britain, 1885?1925by Martin Hipsky

    Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 47.99

    Today?s mass-market romances have their precursors in late Victorian popular novels written by and for women. In Modernism and the Women?s Popular Romance Martin Hipsky scrutinizes some of the best-selling British fiction from the period 1885 to 1925, the era when romances, especially those by British women, were sold and read more widely than ever... more...

  • Romanticismby Duncan Wu

    Wiley 2012; US$ 53.95

    This new edition of the groundbreaking Romanticism: An Anthology is the only book of its kind to contain complete texts of a wide range of Romantic works, including Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience , The Marriage of Heaven and Hell , and Urizen ; Wordsworth and Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads (1798); Wordsworth's Two-Part Prelude ;... more...

  • X Marks the Spotby Megan A. Norcia

    Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    During the nineteenth century, geography primers shaped the worldviews of Britain?s ruling classes and laid the foundation for an increasingly globalized world. Written by middle-class women who mapped the world that they had neither funds nor freedom to traverse, the primers employed rhetorical tropes such as the Family of Man or discussions of food... more...