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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Her Own Lifeby Helen Wilcox; Elaine Hobby; Hilary Hind; Elspeth Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    During a period when writing was often the only form of self-expression for women, Her Own Life contains extracts from the autobiographical texts of twelve seventeenth-century women addressing a wide range of issues central to their lives. more...

  • The 'Improper' Feminineby Lyn Pykett

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    The women's sensation novel of the 1860s and the New Woman fiction of the 1890s were two major examples of a perceived feminine invasion of fiction which caused a critical furore in their day. Both genres, with their shocking, `fast' heroines, fired the popular imagination by putting female sexuality on the literary agenda and undermining the `proper... more...

  • Secret Sexualitiesby Ian McCormick

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    Secret Sexualities is expansive in its historical range, vast sources and scholarly research. It contains rare, unpublished, primary material, extensive critical and contextual material by the editor, and refuses to discriminate between issues of sex, sexuality and gender. The coverage includes: * extracts dealing with anatomy and medicine * the... 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$ 28.00

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