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  • 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...

  • Adelaide and Theodoreby Gillian Dow

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 51.95

    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...

  • 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 The general introductory studies of West are outdated and do not take into account her posthumous publications, or her large literary archive of unpublished letters and manuscripts.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...

  • Surfacing the Politics of Desireby Rajeshwari S. Vallury

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; Not Available

    "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...

  • Women Novelists Before Jane Austenby Brian Corman

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; Not Available

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

  • Imagining Women Readers, 1789-1820by Richard Ritter

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 105.00

    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 Childhood of a Muslim Girl Growning Up in pre-Independent Tusnisiaby Souad Guellouz; Lora G. Lunt

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2016; US$ 179.95

    Sounad Guellouz in Tunisian, one of the first women novelists to write and to publish fiction. Gradens of the North, her second novel, is autobiographical and traces the experiences of a Tunisian family during the transitional postwar period and the eraly years of Tunisian independents. more...

  • Liberty in Jane Austen’s Persuasionby Kathryn E. Davis

    Lehigh University Press 2016; US$ 71.00

    This book presents Austen as a novelist who put her distinctive voice and extraordinary imagination to the service of a question poets and philosophers have asked for millennia: what does it mean for a human being to be free? The study explores Austen’s account of liberty understood as self-governance and suggests interior liberty as the necessary... more...

  • Virginia Woolf's Modernist Pathby Barbara Lounsberry

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 79.95

    "Lounsberry is the only scholar to treat Woolf 's diaries for themselves--as works of art, as expressions of her private self, and as testing grounds for her experiments in novel writing."-- Panthea Reid , author of Art and Affection: A Life of Virginia Woolf "Offers a fascinating alternative form of biography. Lounsberry is particularly skillful... more...