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  • Foodscapes of Contemporary Japanese Women Writersby Yuki Masami; Michael Berman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Translated from Japanese, this study exposes English-language scholars to the complexities of the relationship between food, culture, the environment, and literature in Japan. Yuki explores the systems of value surrounding food as expressed in four popular Japanese female writers: Ishimure Michiko, Taguchi Randy, Morisaki Kazue, and Nashiki Kaho. more...

  • Front Cover Iconography and Algerian Women?s Writingby Pamela A. Pears

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book is situated between studies of the material object of the book and Algerian women?s writing. It examines the iconographic depictions on book covers of three of the most studied francophone writers today, Assia Djebar, Nina Bouraoui, and Malika Mokeddem, among others, and shows how these covers have controlled the reception and interpretation... more...

  • Gendering War Talkby Miriam G. Cooke; Angela Woollacott

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.95

    In a century torn by violent civil uprisings, civilian bombings, and genocides, war has been an immediate experience for both soldiers and civilians, for both women and men. But has this reality changed our long-held images of the roles women and men play in war, or the emotions we attach to violence, or what we think war can accomplish? This provocative... more...

  • Heroinesby Kate Zambreno

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

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  • Jane Austen For Beginnersby Robert Dryden; Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2012; US$ 16.99

    Jane Austen's novels are classics. They have never been out of print, and have continuously been turned into countless movies and TV series, yet her works still remain largely misunderstood. On their surface, Austen's novels all involve characters from provincial communities in rural England, far removed geographically and thematically from greater... more...

  • Jane Austen's Erotic Adviceby Sarah Raff

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99

    Raff sets her study in the early nineteenth century world, depicting the cultural debates and literary fandom that provided Austen a fertile playing field. She traces Austen's increasingly libidinal narrative presence (from early experiments in the narrator-reader relationship, to the seductive appeal of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride... more...

  • Jasmine and Starsby Fatemeh Keshavarz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 18.99

    In a direct, frank, and intimate exploration of Iranian literature and society, scholar, teacher, and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy. Her fresh perspective on present-day Iran provides a rare insight into this rich culture alive with artistic expression but virtually unknown to... more...

  • Labor and Desireby Paula Rabinowitz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    This critical, historical, and theoretical study looks at a little-known group of novels written during the 1930s by women who were literary radicals. Arguing that class consciousness was figured through metaphors of gender, Paula Rabinowitz challenges the conventional wisdom that feminism as a discourse disappeared during the decade. She focuses... more...

  • Li Ang's Visionary Challenges to Gender, Sex, and Politicsby Yenna Wu; Fang-yu Li; Ping-hui Liao; Chia-lin Pao Tao; Murray A. Rubinstein; Aubrey Tang

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99

    Li Ang?s Visionary Challenges to Gender, Sex, and Politics is the first collection of critical essays in English on Li Ang, the famous and controversial feminist writer from Taiwan, and some of her most celebrated works. The examination of Li Ang?s taboo-breaking, trail-blazing discourse on gender, sex, national politics, and identity by historians... more...

  • The Life of Charlotte Brontëby Elizabeth Gaskell; Angus Easson

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    It is in every way worthy of what one great woman should have written of another.' Patrick BrontëElizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Brontë (1857) is a pioneering biography of one great Victorian woman novelist by another.Gaskell was a friend of Charlotte Brontë, and, having been invited to write the offical life, determined... more...