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  • Scots: Studies in its Literature and Languageby John M. Kirk; Iseabail |Macleod

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 79.65

    The skillful use of the Scots language has long been a distinguishing feature of the literatures of Scotland. The essays in this volume make a major contribution to our understanding of the Scots language, past and present, and its written dissemination in poetry, fiction and drama, and in non-literary texts, such as personal letters. They cover aspects... 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...

  • X Marks the Spotby Megan A. Norcia

    Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 75.95

    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...

  • Writing Englishness: An Introductory Sourcebookby Judy Giles; Tim Middleton

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    What did it mean in the first half of this century to say `I am English?' A Practical Sourcebook on National Identity is a unique collection of extracts from writing of the era, all of which in some way raise this question. Drawn from a wide range of sources including letters, diaries, journalism, fiction, poems, parliamentary speeches and government... more...

  • Same-Sex Desire in the English Renaissanceby Kenneth Borris

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 140.00

    The readings gathered here include many rare texts that have not been reprinted for centuries, excerpted from biblical commentary, legal writings, medical and scientific writings, popular encyclopedias, and literature, as well as continental vernacular and Latin sources never before available in English translation. The selections are assembled in... more...

  • Modernism, Feminism, and Jewishnessby Maren Tova Linett

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 27.00

    An analysis of the cultural meanings of Jewishness in the work of Woolf, Djuna Barnes, and others. more...

  • Anglophone Jewish Literaturesby Axel Stähler

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Anglophone Jewish literature is not traditionally numbered among the new literatures in English. Rather, Jewish literary production in English has conventionally been classified as ?hyphenated? and has therefore not yet been subjected as such to the scrutiny of scholars of literary or cultural history. The collection of essays addresses this... more...

  • Royalist Women Writers, 1650-1689by Hero Chalmers

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 124.99

    Looking in detail at the work of Margaret Cavendish, Katherine Philips, and Aphra Behn, Royalist Women Writers argues that their writings inaugurate a more assertive model of the Englishwoman as literary author, which is crucially enabled by their royalist affiliations. Chalmers reveals new political sub-texts in the three writers' work and shows... more...

  • The History of British Women's Writing, 1750-1830by Jacqueline M. Labbe

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 30.00

    This period witnessed the first full flowering of women's writing in Britain. This illuminating volume features leading scholars who draw upon the last 25 years of scholarship and textual recovery to demonstrate the literary and cultural significance of women in the period, discussing writers such as Austen, Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley. more...

  • The History of British Women's Writing, 1690 - 1750by Ros Ballaster

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 29.00

    This volume charts the most significant changes for a literary history of women in a period that saw the beginnings of a discourse of 'enlightened feminism'. It reveals that women engaged in forms old and new, seeking to shape and transform the culture of letters rather than simply reflect or respond to the work of their male contemporaries. more...