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  • 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...

  • Lynda Barryby Susan E. Kirtley

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 25.00

    Best known for her long-running comic strip Ernie Pook?s Comeek , illustrated fiction ( Cruddy, The Good Times Are Killing Me ), and graphic novels ( One! Hundred! Demons! ), the art of Lynda Barry (b. 1956) has branched out to incorporate plays, paintings, radio commentary, and lectures. With a combination of simple, raw drawings and mature, eloquent... more...

  • Dacia Maraini?s Narratives of Survivalby Tommasina Gabriele

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 69.99

    Dacia Maraini?s Narratives of Survival: (Re)Constructed explores key narratives published between1984 and 2004 through an elaboration of the paradigm of reconstruction. Using close textual analysis and interviews and essays by Maraini, the author includes men, children, animals, and imaginary characters in her study. The text explores language,... 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...

  • 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$ 79.19

    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...