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  • Diasporic Women?s Writing of the Black Atlanticby Emilia María Durán-Almarza; Esther Álvarez López

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This volume seeks to engender a more complex, gendered understanding of the scattered geographies of the African diaspora in the Atlantic basin focusing on the study of contemporary women writers and performers? literary productions and performative practices. more...

  • Transforming Loss into Beautyby Marle Hammond; Dana Sajdi

    The American University in Cairo Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    The contributors to this wide-ranging work of scholarship and analysis include mentors, colleagues, friends, and students of the late Magda al-Nowaihi, an outstanding scholar of Middle East studies whose diverse interests and energy inspired numerous colleagues. The book's first part is devoted to Arabic elegy, the subject of an unfinished work... more...

  • Chick Lit and Postfeminismby Stephanie Harzewski

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 19.50

    Originally a euphemism for Princeton University?s Female Literary Tradition course in the 1980s, "chick lit" mutated from a movement in American women?s avant-garde fiction in the 1990s to become, by the turn of the century, a humorous subset of women?s literature, journalism, and advice manuals. Stephanie Harzewski examines such best sellers as ... more...

  • Mothers and Other Clowns (Routledge Revivals)by Magdalene Redekop

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1992, this is the first study of the work of Alice Munro to focus on her obsession with mothering, and to relate it to the hallucinatory quality of her magic realism. A bizarre collection of clowning mothers parade across the pages of Munro?s fiction, playing practical jokes, performing stunts, and dressing in disguises that recycle... more...

  • Between Image and Identityby Karina A. Eileraas

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 34.99

    This book addresses the 'autobiographical' literature, visual, and performance art of postcolonial women from Maghreb and Southeast Asia including Leila Sebbar, Assia Djebar, and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. Karina Eileraas critically examines how contemporary postcolonial artists participate in the violence of representation in order to re-imagine the relationship... more...

  • Women, Travel Writing, and Truthby Clare Broome Saunders

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The issue of truth has been one of the most constant, complex, and contentious in the cultural history of travel writing. Whether the travel was undertaken in the name of exploration, pilgrimage, science, inspiration, self-discovery, or a combination of these elements, questions of veracity and authenticity inevitably arise. Women, Travel,... more...

  • When Memory Speaksby Jill Ker Conway

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.95

    J ill Ker Conway, one of our most admired  autobiographers--author of The Road from Coorain and True North--looks astutely and with feeling into the modern memoir: the forms and styles it assumes, and the strikingly different ways in which men and women respectively tend to understand and present their lives. In a narrative rich with evocations of... more...

  • Private and Fictional Words (Routledge Revivals)by Coral Ann Howells

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1987, this is an introductory study of the most widely read Canadian women novelists of the 1970s and 1980s. At its centre lies the question of how the search for a distinctive cultural identity relates to the need for a national cultural identity in the post-colonial era. Coral Ann Howells argues that Canadian women?s fiction throughout... more...

  • Bad Feministby Roxane Gay

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    New York Times Bestseller A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. ? Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool , but it is pink?all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink.... more...

  • Bad Feministby Roxane Gay

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    New York Times Bestseller A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. ? Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool , but it is pink?all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink.... more...