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  • Extreme Domesticityby Susan Fraiman

    Columbia University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    Domesticity gets a bad rap. We associate it with stasis, bourgeois accumulation, banality, and conservative family values. Yet in Extreme Domesticity , Susan Fraiman reminds us that keeping house is just as likely to involve dislocation, economic insecurity, creative improvisation, and queered notions of family. Her book links terms often seen as... more...

  • The Ladies of Llangollenby Fiona Brideoake

    Bucknell University Press 2017; US$ 104.00

    This book explores the lives and afterlives of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, whose 1778 elopement rendered them pivotal figures in the history of female same-sex desire. Butler and Ponsonby?s shared life?written, performed, and enacted in the everyday?embodied a form of queer celebrity constituted by their notably visible remoteness... more...

  • Impertinencesby Elia Peattie; Susanne George Bloomfield

    UNP - Nebraska 2005; US$ 20.00

    Impertinences: Selected Writings of Elia Peattie is a collection of articles, editorials, and narratives by Elia Peattie written during her tenure at the Omaha World-Herald from 1888 to 1896, richly illustrated with photographs from the period. Elia (Wilkinson) Peattie (1862?1935) was born during the Civil War and came of age at the advent of... 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...

  • Time Bitesby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.96

    In this collection of the very best of Doris Lessing's essays, we are treated to the wisdom and keen insight of a writer who has learned, over the course of a brilliant career spanning more than half a century, to read the world differently. From imagining the secret sex life of Tolstoy to the secrets of Sufism, from reviews of classic books to commentaries... more...

  • Women's Writing from the Low Countries 1200-1875by Lia van Gemert; Hermina Joldersma; Olga van Marion; Dieuwke van der Poel; Riet Schenkeveld-van der Dussen

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 39.50

    This landmark bilingual Dutch-English anthology introduces women's writing in the Low Countries from 1200 to 1875 through a variety of texts characterised by the religious, social, political and feminist engagement of their authors, as well as their extraordinary artistic achievement. Dutch and Flemish female writers produced work of ardent religious... more...

  • Intermediality and Storytellingby Marina Grishakova; Marie-Laure Ryan

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    Die ReiheNarratologia publiziert innovative Monographien und Sammelbände zur modernen Erzähltheorie und zu ihrer fachgeschichtlichen Rekonstruktion aus allen philologischen Disziplinen. Sie stellt das erste narratologische Forum dieser Art in Deutschland dar. Neben literarischen Texten stehen u. a. auch das Alltagserzählen, Wort-Bild-Texte,... more...

  • Burying The Bonesby Hilary Spurling

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    Pearl Buck was raised in China by her American parents, Presbyterian missionaries from Virginia. Blonde and blue-eyed she looked startlingly foreign, but felt as at home as her Chinese companions. She ran free on the grave-littered grasslands behind her house, often stumbling across the tiny bones of baby girls who had been suffocated at birth. Buck's... more...

  • Women Constructing Menby Sarah S. G. Frantz; Katharina Rennhak; Sarah Ailwood; Katherine Bode; Frederick Burwick; Rainer Emig; Sarah S. G. Frantz; George E. Haggerty; Roxanne Harde; Angela Laflen; Shawn Lisa Maurer; Ellen McWilliams; Sara Pearson; Virginia Richter

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 37.99

    Female novelists have always invested as much narrative energy in constructing their male characters as in envisioning their female. The collected articles in more...

  • When Memory Speaksby Jill Ker Conway

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    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...