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  • "How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?"by Tahneer Oksman

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    American comics reflect the distinct sensibilities and experiences of the Jewish American men who played an outsized role in creating them, but what about the contributions of Jewish women? Focusing on the visionary work of seven contemporary female Jewish cartoonists, Tahneer Oksman draws a remarkable connection between innovations in modes of graphic... more...

  • Ambiguous Discourseby Kathy Mezei

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 27.99

    Carefully melding theory with close readings of texts, the contributors to Ambiguous Discourse explore the role of gender in the struggle for narrative control of specific works by British writers Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Anita Brookner, Angela Carter, Jeanette Winterson, and Mina Loy. This collection of twelve essays is the first book devoted... 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...

  • Caroline of Lichtfieldby Laura Kirkley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    Thomas Holcroft?s 1786 translation of Isabelle de Montolieu?s novel is a textual encounter between a rather conventional Swiss woman and a British radical. Just as Montolieu did in her own translations, Holcroft reworked parts of the novel to make it more appealing to his intended audience. more...

  • Chick Lit and Postfeminismby Stephanie Harzewski

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 21.50

    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 ... more...

  • The Citizenby Margaret S Yoon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 75.00

    Ann Gomersall?s The Citizen (1790) is an epistolary novel, written over two volumes. Gomersall came out of the merchant class in Leeds and little else is known about her, but she began writing to raise funds for her merchant husband to re-enter business after he lost his money. This is the first modern critical edition of Gomersall?s work. more...

  • The Corinna of England, or a Heroine in the Shade; A Modern Romanceby Sylvia Bordoni

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 75.00

    A novel that helps you understand the British reaction to Corinne as well as of its cultural, social and gender implications. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Flannery O'Connor, Hermit Novelistby Richard Giannone

    University of South Carolina Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    A compelling study of O'Connor's fiction as illuminated by the teaching of the desert monastics more...

  • Florence Macarthy: An Irish Taleby Jenny McAuley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    This is the first modern scholarly edition of Florence Macarthy: An Irish Tale (1818). Owenson's seventh novel, it is the most sophisticated of her four 'national tales'. Owenson combined conventional romance plotlines with the political and social problems in Ireland, following the passing of the Act of Union in 1800. more...