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  • Her Own Womanby Diane Jacobs

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 28.00

    Brenda Wineapple author of Sister, Brother: Gertrude and Leo Stein Set against the stirring backdrop of the French Revolution, Jacobs's spirited account of Mary Wollstonecraft sensitively portrays a bold woman in full dress: renowned author, unwed mother, rational feminist, headstrong and loving -- in short, an intelligent woman fully alive to her... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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... 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • “Moult a sans et vallour”by Monica L. Wright; Norris J. Lacy; Rupert T. Pickens

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 112.00

    William W. Kibler is one of the most productive and versatile medievalists of his generation. Some scholars and students think of him primarily as a specialist in the medieval epic, whereas others consider him to be an Arthurian scholar. He is of course both, but he is also much more: a consummate philologist and editor of texts and also a prolific... more...

  • Women, Texts and Histories 1575-1760by Diane Purkiss; Clare Brant

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...