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  • Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Languageby Judith Allen

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available

    "A passionate, political and provocative study". Patricia Clements, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, and founding director of The Orlando Project. Times Higher Education Magazine. "The distillation of many years of sparklingly erudite scholarship and continuing incisive debate, Judith Allen's book is essential reading for... more...

  • Roomscapeby Susan David Bernstein

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Examines the Reading Room of the British Museum as a space of imaginative and historically generative potential in relation to the emergence of modern women writers in Victorian and early twentieth-century London. Drawing on archival materials around this national library reading room, Roomscape is the first study that integrates documentary, theoretical,... more...

  • Virginia Woolf and the Problem of the Subjectby Makiko Minow-Pinkney

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2010; Not Available

    This classic study shows that Woolf's most experimental writing is far from being a flight from social commitment into arcane modernism. Rather, it can be best seen as a feminist subversion of the deepest formal principles of a patriarchal social order: the very definitions of narrative, writing and the subject.In a series of subtle readings of... more...

  • Virginia Woolf, Fashion and Literary Modernityby R. S. Koppen

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Places Woolf´s writing in the context of sartorial practice from the Victorian period to the 1930s.Bringing together studies in fashion, body culture and modernism, these 6 chapters place Woolf´s writing in the context of contemporary European fashions, sartorial practices and projects of dress reform. Drawing on theories of dress and fashion... more...

  • "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...

  • Sex Expression and American Women Writers, 1860-1940by Dale M. Bauer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    American women novelists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries registered a call for a new sexual freedom, Dale Bauer contends. By creating a lexicon of "sex expression," many authors explored sexuality as part of a discourse about women's needs rather than confining it to the realm of sentiments, where it had been relegated (if broached... more...

  • Jasmine and Starsby Fatemeh Keshavarz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 18.99

    In a direct, frank, and intimate exploration of Iranian literature and society, scholar, teacher, and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy. Her fresh perspective on present-day Iran provides a rare insight into this rich culture alive with artistic expression but virtually unknown to... more...

  • Labor and Desireby Paula Rabinowitz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    This critical, historical, and theoretical study looks at a little-known group of novels written during the 1930s by women who were literary radicals. Arguing that class consciousness was figured through metaphors of gender, Paula Rabinowitz challenges the conventional wisdom that feminism as a discourse disappeared during the decade. She focuses... more...

  • Happily Ever Afterby Catherine M. Roach

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    "Find your one true love and live happily ever after." The trials of love and desire provide perennial story material, from the BiblicalSong of Songsto Disney?s princesses, but perhaps most provocatively in the romance novel, a genre known for tales of fantasy and desire, sex and pleasure. Hailed on the one hand for its women-centered stories that... more...

  • Between the Linesby Monique-Adelle Callahan

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67

    Through a close readings of three prolific poets, Between the Lines challenges traditional literary canons and presents an African American poetry of the Americas, one that defies national and linguistic boundaries in an effort to articulate the complex relationship between slavery and freedom in the history of the Western Hemisphere. more...