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  • Women's Writing in the British Atlantic Worldby Kate Chedgzoy

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    This 2007 book explores the work of women writers in the early modern British Atlantic world. more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Year of Fire Dragonsby Shannon Young

    Blacksmith Books 2015; US$ 8.99

    When 22-year-old Shannon follows her Eurasian boyfriend to his hometown of Hong Kong, she thinks their long distance romance is over. But a month later his company sends him to London. Shannon embarks on a wide-eyed newcomer's journey through Hong Kong?alone. The city enchants her, forcing her to question her plans. Soon, she will need to choose... more...

  • Anglophone Jewish Literatureby 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 lack... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 30.00

    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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • Modernism, Feminism, and Jewishnessby Maren Tova Linett

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

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

  • Royalist Women Writers, 1650-1689by Hero Chalmers

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 149.99

    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...