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  • Archives of Desireby J. Samaine Lockwood

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    In this thought-provoking study of nineteenth-century America, J. Samaine Lockwood offers an important new interpretation of the literary movement known as American regionalism. Lockwood argues that regionalism in New England was part of a widespread woman-dominated effort to rewrite history. Lockwood demonstrates that New England regionalism was an... more...

  • The Artistry of Angerby Linda M. Grasso

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    In this compelling interdisciplinary study, Linda Grasso demonstrates that using anger as a mode of analysis and the basis of an aesthetic transforms our understanding of American women's literary history. Exploring how black and white nineteenth-century women writers defined, expressed, and dramatized anger, Grasso reconceptualizes antebellum women's... more...

  • Blood and Ironyby Sarah E. Gardner

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 25.99

    During the Civil War, its devastating aftermath, and the decades following, many southern white women turned to writing as a way to make sense of their experiences. Combining varied historical and literary sources, Sarah Gardner argues that women served as guardians of the collective memory of the war and helped define and reshape southern identity.... more...

  • Breeding and Eugenics in the American Literary Imaginationby Ewa Barbara Luczak

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    A disturbing but ultimately discredited strain in American thought, eugenics was a crucial ideological force in the early twentieth century. Luczak investigates the work of writers like Jack London and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, to consider the impact of eugenic racial discourse on American literary production from 1900-1940. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to American Gay and Lesbian Literatureby Scott Herring

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    This Companion examines the connections between LGBTQ populations and American literature from the late eighteenth to twenty-first centuries. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Lesbian Literatureby Jodie Medd

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 72.00

    This Companion examines literary representations of lesbian sexuality, identities, and communities, from the medieval period to the present. more...

  • Celebrating Katherine Mansfieldby Gerri Kimber; Janet Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    A revisionist study of Mansfield as a profoundly colonial yet daringly experimental writer, at the forefront of modernism. The essays in this volume draw on the complete journals, letters and stories, to reveal Mansfield as a modernist who transcended her artistic influences through a supreme understanding of voice, being and subjectivity. more...

  • The Changing Face of Motherhood in Spainby Catherine Bourland Ross

    Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 69.99

    The social construction of motherhood is a universal theme that is significant in all societies. This book shows how the social institutions of work, politics, sex, religion and psychology provide definitions of what a mother should be and how the works of Lucķa Etxebarria reflect the changes in Spanish society regarding motherhood. more...

  • Charlotte Brontėby Claire Harman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 22.50

    On the two hundredth anniversary of her birth, a landmark biography transforms Charlotte Brontė from a tragic figure into a modern heroine.   Charlotte Brontė famously lived her entire life in an isolated parsonage on a remote English moor with a demanding father and siblings whose astonishing childhood creativity was a closely held secret. The... more...

  • Contemporary American Women Writersby Catherine Rainwater; Willliam J. Scheick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Ann Beattie, Annie Dillard, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Marge Piercy, Anne Redmon, Anne Tyler, and Alice Walker all seem to be especially concerned with narrative management. The ten essays in this book raise new and intriguing questions about the ways these leading women writers appropriate and transform generic... more...