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Women Authors

  • The Racial Imaginaryby Claudia Rankine; Beth Loffreda; Cap Max King

    Fence Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    Frank, fearless letters from poets of all colors, genders, classes about the material conditions under which their art is made. more...

  • Opening Actsby Catherine Romagnolo

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    In the beginning there was . . . the beginning. And with the beginning came the power to tell a story. Few book-length studies of narrative beginnings exist, and not one takes a feminist perspective. Opening Acts reveals the important role of beginnings as moments of discursive authority with power and agency that have been appropriated by writers... more...

  • Second Half Firstby Drusilla Modjeska

    Random House Australia 2015; US$ 26.47

    Beginning with the disastrous events of the night before her fortieth birthday, in Second Half First Drusilla Modjeska looks back on the experiences of the past thirty years that have shaped her writing, her reading and the way she has lived.From a childhood in England, and her parents' difficult marriage, to her time as a young newlywed living with... more...

  • Literary Salons Across Britain and Ireland in the Long Eighteenth Centuryby Amy Prendergast

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    The eighteenth-century salon played an important role in shaping literary culture, while both creating and sustaining transnational intellectual networks. Focusing on archival materials, this book is the first detailed examination of the literary salon in Ireland, considered in the wider contexts of contemporary salon culture in Britain and France.... more...

  • Women, Work and the Victorian Periodicalby Marianne Van Remoortel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Covering a wide range of magazine work, including editing, illustration, poetry, needlework instruction and typesetting, this book provides fresh insights into the participation of women in the nineteenth-century magazine industry. more...

  • Jane Austen and the State of the Nationby Sheryl Craig

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Jane Austen and the State of the Nation explores Jane Austen's references to politics and to political economics and concludes that Austen was a liberal Tory who remained consistent in her political agenda throughout her career as a novelist. Read with this historical background, Austen's books emerge as state-of-the-nation or political novels.... more...

  • Women and Print Culture (Routledge Revivals)by Kathryn Shevelow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    With the growth of popular literary forms, particularly the periodical, during the eighteenth century, women began to assume an unprecedented place in print culture as readers and writers. Yet at the same time the very textual practices of that culture inscribed women within an increasingly restrictive and oppressive set of representations. First... more...

  • Comedy and the Woman Writerby Judy Little

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 50.00

    Recent critics have affirmed the difficulty?perhaps the impossibility?of defining modern comedy; at the same time, some feminist scholars are seeking to understand the special comedy often present in literature written by women. Comedy and the Woman Writer responds to both these concerns of recent criticism: feminist literary theory and theories... more...

  • Mythological Constructs of Mexican Femininityby Pilar Melero

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Mexican figures like La Virgen de Guadalupe, la Malinche, la Llorona, and la Chingada reflect different myths of motherhood in Mexican culture. For the first time, Melero examines these instances of portrayed motherhood as a discursive space in the political, cultural, and literary context of early twentieth century Mexico. more...

  • Hitting A Straight Lick with a Crooked Stickby Susan E Meisenhelder

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Zora Neale Hurston is a controversial figure, equally praised and criticized for her representation of African-Americans; while some critics emphasize her ebullience and celebration of Black culture, others call her fiction stereotypical and essentialist. Observing the workings of the recurrent humor in her works helps explode this critical binary... more...