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  • Westernsby Victoria Lamont

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 55.00

    At every turn in the development of what we now know as the western, women writers have been instrumental in its formation. Yet the myth that the western is male-authored persists. Westerns: A Women?s History debunks this myth once and for all by recovering the women writers of popular westerns who were active during the late nineteenth and early... more...

  • Women Novelists Before Jane Austenby Brian Corman

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; US$ 31.95

    This study historicizes the place of early women novelists in the British canon in order to provide an informed context for current views. more...

  • Women's Writing in Englishby Patricia Demers

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 41.95

    This wide-ranging examination of the genres of early modern women's writing embraces translation in the fields of theological discourse, romance and classical tragedy, original meditations and prayers, letters and diaries, poetry, closet drama, advice manuals, and prophecies and polemics. more...

  • Surfacing the Politics of Desireby Rajeshwari S. Vallury

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 69.00

    "Surfacing" the Politics of Desire re-examines the "myths" of masculine desire in order to challenge this premise, placing literature at the centre of recent feminist debates over the ontology and politics of sexual difference. more...

  • Kate Chopin Reconsideredby Lynda S. Boren; Sarah deSaussure Davis

    LSU Press 1999; US$ 19.95

    In this indispensable volume, fourteen intellectually compelling essays consider Kate Chopin's life and art from a variety of critical perspectives?biographical, New Historicist, materialist, poststructuralist, feminist?with several of the pieces focusing on Chopin's classic novel, The Awakening . more...

  • The Literary Legacy of Rebecca Westby Carl Rollyson

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 4.99

    The Literary Legacy of Rebecca West is the first book to explore the entire corpus of her extraordinary seventy-one year writing career. The general introductory studies of West are outdated and do not take into account her posthumous publications, or her large literary archive of unpublished letters and manuscripts. Previous scholarly books have... more...

  • Adelaide and Theodoreby Gillian Dow

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 110.00

    Some of the theories Genlis adopts in the education of the eponymous children have their roots in Rousseau's "Emile". However, Genlis herself suggested that Rousseau knew little of the practical education of children. This work is placed within the context of the late eighteenth-century debate on female education. more...

  • Imagining women readers, 1789-1820by Ritter Richard

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 105.00 US$ 90.30

    Imagining women readers reassesses the cultural significance of women's reading in the period 1789-1820. From the turbulent years following the French Revolution to the fiction of Jane Austen, this book charts the rise of a self-regulating reader, who possesses both moral and cultural authority. Rather than an unproductive leisure activity, for the... more...

  • Angela Carter and Surrealismby Anna Watz

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In 1972, Angela Carter translated Xavière Gauthier?s ground-breaking feminist critique of the surrealist movement, Surréalisme et sexualité (1971). Although the translation was never published, the project at once confirmed and consolidated Carter?s previous interest in surrealism, representation, gender and desire and aided her formulation of a... more...

  • The Bronte Mythby Lucasta Miller

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    In a brilliant combination of biography, literary criticism, and history, The Bronté Myth shows how Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronté became cultural icons whose ever-changing reputations reflected the obsessions of various eras. When literary London learned that Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights had been written by young rural spinsters, the... more...