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Women Authors

  • "How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?"by Tahneer Oksman

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    American comics reflect the distinct sensibilities and experiences of the Jewish American men who played an outsized role in creating them, but what about the contributions of Jewish women? Focusing on the visionary work of seven contemporary female Jewish cartoonists, Tahneer Oksman draws a remarkable connection between innovations in modes of graphic... more...

  • We Need Silence to Find Out What We Thinkby Shirley Hazzard; Brigitta Olubas

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    These nonfiction works span from the 1960s to the 2000s and were produced by one of the great fiction writers of the period. They add critical depth to Shirley Hazzard?s creative world and encapsulate her extensive and informed thinking on global politics, international relations, the history and fraught present of Western literary culture, and postwar... more...

  • The Changing Face of Motherhood in Spainby Catherine Bourland Ross

    Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 69.99

    The social construction of motherhood is a universal theme that is significant in all societies. This book shows how the social institutions of work, politics, sex, religion and psychology provide definitions of what a mother should be and how the works of Lucía Etxebarria reflect the changes in Spanish society regarding motherhood. more...

  • The Extinct Sceneby Thomas S. Davis

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    In 1935, the English novelist Stephen Spender wrote that the historical pressures of his era should turn the reader?s and writer?s attention outwards from himself to the world.? Combining historical, formalist, and archival approaches, Thomas S. Davis examines late modernism?s decisive turn toward everyday life, locating in the heightened scrutiny... more...

  • Women Writing Clothby Mary Jo Bona

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    Women Writing Cloth: Migratory Fictions in the American Imaginary argues that cloth-work serves as a textual signifier of mobility and preservation, constituting a revolt against a devaluation of cultural heritage and a distrust of the self. Bona develops a new framework for examining analogies between weaving and storytelling, the flow of needlework... more...

  • Dacia Maraini?s Narratives of Survivalby Tommasina Gabriele

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 69.99

    Dacia Maraini?s Narratives of Survival: (Re)Constructed explores key narratives published between1984 and 2004 through an elaboration of the paradigm of reconstruction. Using close textual analysis and interviews and essays by Maraini, the author includes men, children, animals, and imaginary characters in her study. The text explores language,... 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...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Lesbian Literatureby Jodie Medd

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 72.00

    This Companion examines literary representations of lesbian sexuality, identities, and communities, from the medieval period to the present. more...

  • Literature and the Development of Feminist Theoryby Robin Truth Goodman

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book offers an insightful look at the development of feminist theory through a literary lens. 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...