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Women Authors

  • Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing in Walesby Jane Aaron

    University of Wales Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Argues that the way in which people came to perceive and to represent themselves as Welsh was profoundly affected by the gender ideologies prevalent during the Romantic and Victorian periods. This title introduces readers to a hundred Welsh women authors at work during the years 1780-1900, some writing in Welsh and some in English. more...

  • Jane Dolingerby Lawrence Abbott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Jane Dolinger was an anomaly in her time, a dynamic woman with an impressive literary talent who lived and documented an unconventional life. This book analyzes her life and literary contributions, situating her in a historical feminist discourse and highlighting her contribution the emerging genre of modern travel writing. more...

  • Are Girls Necessary?by Julie Abraham

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    Are girls necessary?'' asks Julie Abraham in this provocative study of 20th-century lesbian writing. Examining the development of lesbian writing in English across the 20th Century, Abraham identifies a shift from this ``romance'' model to a more complicated ``history'' model. The great modernists, Woolf and Stein, as well as... more...

  • Performing Authorship in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Lecture Tourby Amanda Adams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Expanding our understanding of what it meant to be a nineteenth-century author, Amanda Adams takes up the concept of performative, embodied authorship in relationship to the transatlantic lecture tour. Adams examines tours by British and American authors, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Martineau, Charles Dickens, and Oscar... more...

  • Twenty-First Century Fictionby Siān Adiseshiah; Rupert Hildyard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    This lively new volume of essays examines what happens now in 21st century fiction. Fresh theoretical approaches to writers such as Salman Rushdie, David Peace, Margaret Atwood, and Hilary Mantel, and identifications of 21st-century themes, tropes and styles combine to produce a timely critical intervention into genuinely contemporary fiction. more...

  • Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's Englandby Roy Adkins; Lesley Adkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    A revealing, spirited and fascinating account of what life was really like in Jane Austen's England. more...

  • Jane Austen's Englandby Roy Adkins; Lesley Adkins

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 14.99

    A cultural snapshot of everyday life in the world of Jane Austen Jane Austen, arguably the greatest novelist of the English language, wrote brilliantly about the gentry and aristocracy of two centuries ago in her accounts of young women looking for love. Jane Austen?s England explores the customs and culture of the real England of her everyday... more...

  • Beard Fetish in Early Modern Englandby Mark Albert Johnston

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Beard Fetish in Early Modern England: Sex, Gender, and Registers of Value uniquely focuses on representations of facial hair for early modern culture and analyzes the role fetish plays in naturalizing categories like sex and gender. Author Johnston explores how beards in all their variety-including beardlessness and female beards-are freighted with... more...

  • Formal Matters in Contemporary Latino Poetryby Frederick Luis Aldama

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    Today's Latino poetry scene is incredibly vibrant. With original interviews, this is the first meditation on the thematic features of such poetry. Looking at how Julia Alvarez, Rhina Espaillat, Rafael Campo, and C. Dale Young use structures such as meter, rhyme, and line break, this study identifies a poetics of formalist Latino poetry. more...

  • Fault Linesby Meena Alexander; Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    The Feminist Press at CUNY 2003; US$ 16.95

    This Indian American writer builds upon her acclaimed memoir, named a PW Best Book for 1993. more...