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  • The New Science and Women's Literary Discourseby Judy A. Hayden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Afforded only limited access to the male-dominated sciences, many women writers nevertheless made significant contributions to intellectual culture in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Through various forms of literary discourse, women attempted to engage with scientific ideas. These women, too, were female pioneers in science, and are vitally... more...

  • Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modernityby Jennifer Munroe; Rebecca Laroche

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Challenges the notion of how early modern women may or may not have spoken for (or even with) nature. By focusing on various forms of 'dialogue,' these essays shift our interest away from speaking and toward listening, to illuminate ways that early modern Englishwomen interacted with their natural surroundings. more...

  • Reading the Brontė Bodyby Beth Torgerson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 30.00

    Reading the Brontė Body combines medical anthropology, the history of medicine, and literary analysis to offer a new perspective with which to understand representations of disease and illness found in the novels written by Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Brontė. more...

  • The Practice of Quixotismby Scott Paul Gordon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    Using postmodern theory, The Practice of Quixotism explores eighteenth-century women's texts that use quixote narratives, which typically demand that individuals purge their minds of internalized fictions to insist instead that the reality we encounter is inevitably mediated by the texts we have read. more...

  • Women Writers and Public Debate in 17th-Century Britainby Catharine Gray

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This book reveals women writers' key role in constituting seventeenth-century public culture and, in doing so, offers a new reading of that culture as begun in intimate circles of private dialogue and extended along transnational networks of public debate. more...

  • Women Writers and the Dark Side of Late-Victorian Hellenismby T. D. Olverson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    Examining the appropriation of transgressive, violent female figures from ancient Greek literature and myth by late Victorian writers, Olverson reveals the extent to which ancient antagonists like the murderous Medea and the sinister Circe were employed as a means to protest against and comment upon contemporary social and political institutions. more...

  • The Writing of Rural England, 1500-1800by Dr Stephen Bending; Dr Andrew McRae

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 205.00

    The Writing of Rural England 1500-1800 documents and contextualizes the conflicting representations of rural life during a crucial period of social, economic and cultural change. It highlights the dialogues and tensions between agriculture and aesthetics, economics and morality, men and women, leisure and labour. By drawing on both canonical and... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • Agatha Christie: Power and Illusionby R.A. York

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    This study shows how she sought to reconcile her attachment to the Victorian past with her recognition of a new society that undermined established order and in doing so gave more opportunities to women, confused class-boundaries, extended tolerance, allowed the cult of pleasure and self-assertion and revealed the ambiguities of respectability. more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 46.00

    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...