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Women Authors

  • The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern Franceby Domna C. Stanton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France adds a new dimension to the field of early modern French literary and cultural studies by incorporating dynamic, shifting notions of gender and engaging with contemporary critical theory in an effort to gauge the specifics of textual conformity and resistance to norms. This book emphasizes the central importance... more...

  • Mary Wroth and Shakespeareby Paul Salzman; Marion Wynne-Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Over the last twenty five years, scholarship on Early Modern women writers has produced editions and criticisms, both on various groups and individual authors. The work on Mary Wroth has been particularly impressive at integrating her poetry, prose and drama into the canon. This in turn has led to comparative studies that link Wroth to a number of... more...

  • The Essence of the Brontësby Muriel Spark

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 19.99

    First published in 1993, this book brings together Muriel Spark?s writings on the Brontë sisters, including a selection of their letters and a selection of Emily Brontë?s poems. Perceptively but unsentimentally, Spark considers the Brontës? lives and works, including their generally disastrous attempts at teaching, and reflects on her own fascination,... more...

  • Written Maternal Authority and Eighteenth-Century Education in Britainby Rebecca Davies

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Arguing that the location of idealised maternity for women is in the act of writing educational discourse rather than in the physical performance of the maternal role, Davies plots the formation of a written paradigm of maternal education that associates maternity with educational authority. She examines a wide range of genres by authors that include... more...

  • God and Nature in the Thought of Margaret Cavendishby Brandie R. Siegfried; Lisa T. Sarasohn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Only recently have scholars begun to note Cavendish’s references to ‘God,’ ‘spirits,’ and the ‘rational soul,’ and little has been published in this regard. This volume addresses that scarcity by taking up the theological threads woven into Cavendish’s ideas about Nature, matter, magic, governance, and social... more...

  • Laura Ingalls Wilderby Sallie Ketcham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote stories that have defined the American frontier for generations of readers. As both author and character in her own books, she became one of the most famous figures in American children?s literature. Her famous Little House on the Prairie series, based on her childhood in Wisconsin, Kansas, Minnesota, and South Dakota,... more...

  • Memory and Identity in the Narratives of Soledad Puértolasby Tamara L. Townsend

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This study provides a comprehensive look at the writings of Soledad Puértolas, 2010 inductee into the Real Academia Española, and the ways in which the contemporary individual in Spain constructs meaning and identity through memory. more...

  • Linotte: The Early Diary of Anais Nin (1914-1920)by Anaïs Nin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 36.95

    A charming and amusing view of Nin's early life, from age eleven to seventeen; the self-portrait of an innocent girl who is transformed, through her own insights, into an enlightened young woman. ?An enchanting portrait of a girl's constant search for herself? ( Library Journal ). Preface by Joaquin Nin-Culmell; Index; photographs and drawings. Translated... more...

  • Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor Bookby Lindsay Ann Reid

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on the postclassical discourses that Ovid’s poetry stimulated, this study explores how Ovid’s English protégés - including Isabella Whitney, William Shakespeare and Michael Drayton - replicated and expanded upon the Roman poet’s distinctive and frequently remarked ‘bookishness’ in their own adaptations of... more...

  • George Eliot, Poetessby Wendy S. Williams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    The position of George Eliot’s poetry within Victorian poetry and within her own canon is crucial for an accurate picture of the writer, as Wendy S. Williams shows in her in-depth examination of Eliot’s poetry and her role as poetess. Williams examines Eliot’s poetry in relationship to her gender and sexual politics and her shifting... more...