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  • A Tyrannous Eyeby Pearl Amelia McHaney

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 55.00

    A Tyrannous Eye: Eudora Welty?s Nonfiction and Photographs is the first book-length study of Eudora Welty?s full range of achievements in nonfiction and photography. A preeminent Welty scholar, Pearl Amelia McHaney offers clear-eyed and complex assessments of Welty?s journalism, book reviews, letters, essays, autobiography, and photographs. Each... more...

  • Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyannaby Roxanne Harde; Lydia Kokkola

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    A thorough examination of the context and impact of the irrepressibly optimistic literary darling more...

  • Eudora Welty and Surrealismby Stephen M. Fuller

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 55.00

    Eudora Welty and Surrealism surveys Welty?s fiction during the most productive period of her long writing life. The study shows how the 1930s witnessed surrealism?s arrival in the United States largely through the products of its visual artists. Welty, a frequent traveler to New York City, where the surrealists exhibited, and a keen reader of magazines... more...

  • Reading Like a Girlby Sara K. Day

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 55.00

    How novels targeted at teens engage narrator and reader in intimate dramas of friendship, love, identity, and sexuality more...

  • 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...

  • An American Triptychby Wendy Martin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, and Adrienne Rich share nationality, gender, and an aesthetic tradition, but each expresses these experiences in the context of her own historical moment. Puritanism imposed stringent demands on Bradstreet, romanticism both inspired and restricted Dickinson, and feminism challenged as well as liberated Rich. Nevertheless,... more...