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Women Authors

  • The Impotency Poem from Ancient Latin to Restoration English Literatureby Hannah Lavery

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The first book length study of the motif of impotency in poetry from early antiquity through to the late Restoration, this book explores the impotency poem as a recognisable form of poetry in the longer tradition of erotic elegy. Hannah Lavery demonstrates that impotency poems can be seen on one level to represent bawdy escapism, but on the other to... more...

  • Phillis Wheatley's Miltonic Poeticsby Paula Loscocco

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Phillis Wheatley, the African-born slave poet, is considered by many to be a pioneer of Anglo-American poetics. This study argues how in her 1773 POEMS , Wheatley uses John Milton's poetry to develop an idealistic vision of an emerging Anglo-American republic comprised of Britons, Africans, Native Americans, and women. more...

  • Gamle Norge and Nineteenth-Century British Women Travellers in Norwayby Kathryn Walchester

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 99.00

    ?Gamle Norge and Nineteenth-Century British Women Travellers in Norway? explores the surprising significance of Norway in the writing of British women during the nineteenth century, the country offering a place of freedom and possibility beyond Victorian Britain. more...

  • Unbought and Unbossedby Trimiko Melancon

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Unbought and Unbossed critically examines the ways black women writers in the 1970s and early 1980s deploy black female characters that transgress racial, gender, and especially sexual boundaries. Trimiko Melancon analyzes literary and cultural texts, including Toni Morrison?s Sula and Gloria Naylor?s The Women of Brewster Place , in the socio-cultural... more...

  • British Women Writers and the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1785-1835by Kathryn S. Freeman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Tracing the literary relationship between British women and the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Kathryn Freeman argues that women writers, distinct from their male counterparts, interrogated Orientalist distortions of India through the lens of gender. Her study invites us to rethink the Romantic paradigm of canonical writers as replicators of Orientalists’... more...

  • Gender and Song in Early Modern Englandby Leslie C. Dunn; Katherine R. Larson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Innovative and collaborative in its approach, this volume engages with the question of how gender informed song within particular textual, social and spatial contexts in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. In its attention to the gendering of song and the gendered processes and spaces of song's circulation and reception, it interrogates... more...

  • Representing Judith in Early Modern French Literatureby Kathleen M. Llewellyn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    The first full length study to focus on Judith in early modern French literature, this book breaks new ground in its focus on adaptations of the Bible’s Old Testament Book of Judith across a range of early modern French literary genres. It provides a deeper understanding of early modern ideas regarding the role of women, the use of exemplary stories... more...

  • Material Cultures of Early Modern Women's Writingby Patricia Pender; Rosalind Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This collection examines the diverse material cultures through which early modern women's writing was produced, transmitted, and received. It focuses on the ways it was originally packaged and promoted, how it circulated in its contemporary contexts, and how it was read and received in its original publication and in later revisions and redactions.... more...

  • Material Cultures of Early Modern Women's Writingby Patricia Pender; Rosalind Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This collection examines the diverse material cultures through which early modern women's writing was produced, transmitted, and received. It focuses on the ways it was originally packaged and promoted, how it circulated in its contemporary contexts, and how it was read and received in its original publication and in later revisions and redactions.... more...

  • Women during the English Reformationsby Julie A. Chappell; Kaley A. Kramer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Catholic or Protestant, recusant or godly rebel, early modern women reinvented their spiritual and gendered spaces during the reformations in religion in England during the sixteenth century and beyond. These essays explore the ways in which some Englishwomen struggled to erase, rewrite, or reimagine their religious and gender identities. more...