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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...

  • Women, Enjoyment, and the Defense of Virtue in Boccaccio?s Decameronby Valerio Ferme

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Providing new ways of reading Boccaccio's masterpiece, Decameron , Ferme analyzes the dynamics between the women who rule the first half of the story. Peeling back the many narrative layers within and outside of the framework, this book unearths the complications and trickery surrounding gender and death in Boccaccio's world and culture. more...

  • The National Body in Mexican Literatureby Rebecca Janzen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    The National Body in Mexican Literature presents a revisionist reading of the Mexican canon that challenges assumptions of State hegemony and national identity. It analyzes the representation of sick, disabled, and miraculously healed bodies in Mexican literature from 1940 to 1980 in narrative fiction by Vicente Leñero, Juan Rulfo, among others.... more...

  • Winifred Gérinby Helen MacEwan

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    The biographer Winifred Gérin (1901-81), wrote on all the lives of the four Brontë siblings. She also wrote about Elizabeth Gaskell, Anne Thackeray Ritchie and Fanny Burney. This book is based on her letters and on her unpublished memoir. Gérin?s childhood and youth, like the Brontës?, was characterised by a cultured home and intense imaginative life... more...

  • Bridges to Memoryby Maria Rice Bellamy

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50

    Tracing the development of a new genre in contemporary American literature that was engendered in the civil rights, feminist, and ethnic empowerment struggles of the 1960s and 1970s, Bridges to Memory shows how these movements authorized African American and ethnic American women writers to reimagine the traumatic histories that form... more...

  • The Androgyne in Early Modern Franceby Marian Rothstein

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Based on sources in Genesis and Plato's Symposium , the androygyne during Early Modern France was a means of expressing the full potential of humans made in the image of God. This book documents and comments on the range of references to the androgyne in the writings of poets, philosophers, courtiers, and women in positions of political power. more...

  • Memorials of Harriet Martineau by Maria Weston Chapmanby Deborah A. Logan

    Lehigh University Press 2015; US$ 109.99

    Memorials of Harriet Martineau by Maria Weston Chapman was published in 1877 as volume three of Harriet Martineau?s Autobiography . The volume consists of primary materials written by Martineau that are available nowhere else, published or archival, along with memorials of Martineau by prominent people of the era. This is the first scholarly... more...

  • Reading Like a Girlby Sara K. Day

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 55.00

    How novels targeted at teens engage narrator and reader in intimate dramas of friendship, love, identity, and sexuality more...

  • Lynda Barryby Susan E. Kirtley

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 25.00

    Best known for her long-running comic strip Ernie Pook?s Comeek , illustrated fiction ( Cruddy, The Good Times Are Killing Me ), and graphic novels ( One! Hundred! Demons! ), the art of Lynda Barry (b. 1956) has branched out to incorporate plays, paintings, radio commentary, and lectures. With a combination of simple, raw drawings and mature, eloquent... more...

  • A Tyrannous Eyeby Pearl Amelia McHaney

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 55.00

    A Tyrannous Eye: Eudora Welty?s Nonfiction and Photographs is the first book-length study of Eudora Welty?s full range of achievements in nonfiction and photography. A preeminent Welty scholar, Pearl Amelia McHaney offers clear-eyed and complex assessments of Welty?s journalism, book reviews, letters, essays, autobiography, and photographs. Each... more...