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  • Women Write Iranby Nima Naghibi

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Women Write Iran is the first full-length study on life narratives by Iranian women in the diaspora. Nima Naghibi investigates auto/biographical narratives across genres?including memoirs, documentary films, prison testimonials, and graphic novels?and finds that they are tied together by the experience of the 1979 Iranian revolution as a traumatic... more...

  • The Routledge Introduction to American Women Writersby Wendy Martin; Sharone Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 29.95

    The Routledge Introduction to American Women Writers considers the important literary, historical, cultural, and intellectual contexts of American women authors from the seventeenth century to the present and provides readers with an analysis of current literary trends and debates in women?s literature. This accessible and engaging guide covers a... more...

  • Gendered Pathologiesby Sondra Archimedes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 48.95

    Gendered Pathologies examines nineteenth-century literary representations of the pathologized female body in relation to biomedical discourses about gender and society in Victorian England. According to medical and scientific views of the period, the woman who did not conform to the dictates of gender ideology was, biologically speaking, aberrant:... more...

  • Novelist Tagoreby Radha Chakravarty

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    Rabindranath Tagore is widely regarded as a poet-philosopher and educationist, but his novels remain a relatively underexplored aspect of his oeuvre. Focusing on gender and modernity as key features of his fiction, this book charts Tagore's evolution as a novelist from self-conscious psychologizing in Chokher Bali to an engagement with nationalism... more...

  • Happily Ever Afterby Catherine M. Roach

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    "Find your one true love and live happily ever after." The trials of love and desire provide perennial story material, from the BiblicalSong of Songsto Disney?s princesses, but perhaps most provocatively in the romance novel, a genre known for tales of fantasy and desire, sex and pleasure. Hailed on the one hand for its women-centered stories that... more...

  • Of Women Borneby Cynthia R. Wallace

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    The literature of Adrienne Rich, Toni Morrison, Ana Castillo, and Chimamanda Adichie teaches a risky, self-giving way of reading (and being) that brings home the dangers and the possibilities of suffering as an ethical good. Working the thought of feminist theologians and philosophers into an analysis of these women?s writings, Cynthia R. Wallace... more...

  • Jayne Cortez, Adrienne Rich, and the Feminist Superheroby Laura Hinton; Laura Hinton; Renee M. Kingan; Linda Kinnahan; Deborah Mix; Kirsten Bartholomew Ortega; Jennifer D. Ryan-Bryant; Ellen McGrath Smith; Linda Stein; Conor Tomas Reed

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 94.99

    This collection of essays on the topics of feminist voice, vision, and performance in political poetries by Jayne Cortez and Adrienne Rich includes visual art and commentary by the feminist sculptor Linda Stein. The book examines the rise of the American popular-culture female superhero?notably, Wonder Woman?exploring the textuality of female-poetic... more...

  • The Value of Virginia Woolfby Madelyn Detloff

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 14.00

    The Value of Virginia Woolf explores the writings of Virginia Woolf from her early texts to her inventive novels. more...

  • Violet Oakleyby Bailey Van Hook

    University of Delaware Press 2016; US$ 99.99

    This is the first full-length biography of the only major female artist of the beaux-arts mural movement in the United States. It traces her career in mural painting but also in illustration, stained glass, and portraits, as well as extensive publications. Oakley was a role model for many younger female artists but also notable is her later career... more...

  • Charlotte Brontėby Claire Harman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00

    On the two hundredth anniversary of her birth, a landmark biography transforms Charlotte Brontė from a tragic figure into a modern heroine.   Charlotte Brontė famously lived her entire life in an isolated parsonage on a remote English moor with a demanding father and siblings whose astonishing childhood creativity was a closely held secret. The... more...