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  • The Annotated Emmaby Jane Austen; David M. Shapard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen?s Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including:   -Explanations of historical context -Citations... more...

  • Dear Lifeby Alice Munro

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.38

    **Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** Alice Munro captures the essence of life in her brilliant new collection of stories. Moments of change, chance encounters, the twist of fate that leads a person to a new way of thinking or being: the stories in Dear Life build to form a radiant, indelible portrait of just how dangerous and... more...

  • Imagining the Black Female Bodyby Carol E. Henderson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This volume explores issues of black female identity through the various "imaginings" of the black female body in print and visual culture.  Contributions emphasize the ways in which the black female body is framed and how black women (and their allies) have sought to write themselves back into social discourses on their terms. more...

  • Earthsongby Suzette Haden Elgin; Julie Vedder

    The Feminist Press at CUNY 2015; US$ 17.95

    The final volume in the trilogy feminist science-fiction fans have been waiting for. more...

  • When Memory Speaksby Jill Ker Conway

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.95

    J ill Ker Conway, one of our most admired  autobiographers--author of The Road from Coorain and True North--looks astutely and with feeling into the modern memoir: the forms and styles it assumes, and the strikingly different ways in which men and women respectively tend to understand and present their lives. In a narrative rich with evocations of... more...

  • Between Image and Identityby Karina A. Eileraas

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 34.99

    This book addresses the 'autobiographical' literature, visual, and performance art of postcolonial women from Maghreb and Southeast Asia including Leila Sebbar, Assia Djebar, and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. Karina Eileraas critically examines how contemporary postcolonial artists participate in the violence of representation in order to re-imagine the relationship... more...

  • Diasporic Women?s Writing of the Black Atlanticby Emilia María Durán-Almarza; Esther Álvarez López

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book brings together a complete set of approaches to works by female authors that articulate the black Atlantic in relation to the interplay of race, class, and gender. The chapters provide the grounds to (en)gender a more complex understanding of the scattered geographies of the African diaspora in the Atlantic basin. The variety of approaches... more...

  • Transforming Loss into Beautyby Marle Hammond; Dana Sajdi

    The American University in Cairo Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    The contributors to this wide-ranging work of scholarship and analysis include mentors, colleagues, friends, and students of the late Magda al-Nowaihi, an outstanding scholar of Middle East studies whose diverse interests and energy inspired numerous colleagues. The book's first part is devoted to Arabic elegy, the subject of an unfinished work... more...

  • Chick Lit and Postfeminismby Stephanie Harzewski

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 19.50

    Originally a euphemism for Princeton University?s Female Literary Tradition course in the 1980s, "chick lit" mutated from a movement in American women?s avant-garde fiction in the 1990s to become, by the turn of the century, a humorous subset of women?s literature, journalism, and advice manuals. Stephanie Harzewski examines such best sellers as ... more...

  • Mothers and Other Clowns (Routledge Revivals)by Magdalene Redekop

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    First published in 1992, this is the first study of the work of Alice Munro to focus on her obsession with mothering, and to relate it to the hallucinatory quality of her magic realism. A bizarre collection of clowning mothers parade across the pages of Munro?s fiction, playing practical jokes, performing stunts, and dressing in disguises that recycle... more...