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  • Front Cover Iconography and Algerian Women?s Writingby Pamela A. Pears

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book is situated between studies of the material object of the book and Algerian women?s writing. It examines the iconographic depictions on book covers of three of the most studied francophone writers today, Assia Djebar, Nina Bouraoui, and Malika Mokeddem, among others, and shows how these covers have controlled the reception and interpretation... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dickinson Unboundby Alexandra Socarides

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 28.99 US$ 24.93

    Rich in archival research, Dickinson Unbound is the first authoritative study of Emily Dickinson's material and compositional methods. more...

  • A Hundred Flowers Blossomingby Xiao-Ming Yang; Xiongya Gao; Xiaohui Xue; Xiaohe Rui; Yuan Zhang; Shuqing Guo; Yan Zheng; Xiaodong Liu; Miao Miao; Yuanyuan Liang; Lei Wu; Nan Tong; Qiping Xu

    UPA 2009; US$ 32.99

    This book is a collection of literary essays written by faculty members of Xi'an International Studies University, China with a Chinese perspective on Western literary works, which is normally not found in the scholarship in the West, and with a feministic stance as most of the contributors are female. 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...

  • The Mary Daly Readerby Mary Daly; Robin Morgan; Mary E. Hunt; Jennifer Rycenga; Linda Barufaldi

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 25.50

    Outrageous, humorous, inflammatory, Amazonian, intellectual, provocative, controversial, and a discoverer of Feminist word-magic, Mary Daly?s influence on Second Wave feminism was enormous. She burst through constraints to articulate new ways of being female and alive. This comprehensive reader offers a vital introduction to the core of Daly?s work... more...