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  • Mom & Me & Momby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 22.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The story of Maya Angelou?s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother.   For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter... more...

  • The Postfeminist Biopicby Bronwyn Polaschek

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 115.00

    This book contributes to the growing literature on the biopic genre by outlining and exploring the conventions of the postfeminist biopic. It does so by analyzing recent films about the lives of famous women including Sylvia Plath, Frida Kahlo, Virginia Woolf and Jane Austen. more...

  • Frankenstein and Philosophyby Nicolas Michaud

    Open Court 2013; US$ 19.95

    Mary Shelley?s novel Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus sparked into life a fascination with science-gone-awry that refuses to die. From 1818 to present-day Hollywood, the story of Victor Frankenstein and his reanimated, stitched-together corpse has inspired (some would say) the very idea of modern science fiction and countless essays, movies,... more...

  • Conspiracy and Virtueby Susan Wiseman

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 97.99

    Conspiracy and Virtue is a study of gender and cultural politics in the century of revolution. It argues that in seventeenth-century England women's relationship to the political sphere was shaped by their exclusion from it. Authors discussed include: Aphra Behn, John Milton, Anne Bradstreet, Margaret Cavendish, and Queen Christina of Sweden. -... more...

  • Memory and Identity in the Narratives of Soledad Puértolasby Tamara L. Townsend

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This study provides a comprehensive look at the writings of Soledad Puértolas, 2010 inductee into the Real Academia Española, and the ways in which the contemporary individual in Spain constructs meaning and identity through memory. more...

  • Gendering War Talkby Miriam G. Cooke; Angela Woollacott

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.95

    In a century torn by violent civil uprisings, civilian bombings, and genocides, war has been an immediate experience for both soldiers and civilians, for both women and men. But has this reality changed our long-held images of the roles women and men play in war, or the emotions we attach to violence, or what we think war can accomplish? This provocative... more...

  • Confronting Visuality in Multi-Ethnic Women's Writingby Angela Laflen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Considering new perspectives on writers such as Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, and Louise Erdrich, Confronting Visuality in Multi-ethnic Women's Writing traces a cross-cultural tradition in which contemporary female writers situate images of women within larger contexts of visuality. 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...

  • 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...