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Women Authors

  • Performing Authorship in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Lecture Tourby Amanda Adams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Expanding our understanding of what it meant to be a nineteenth-century author, Amanda Adams takes up the concept of performative, embodied authorship in relationship to the transatlantic lecture tour. Adams examines tours by British and American authors, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Martineau, Charles Dickens, and Oscar... more...

  • Female Rebellion in Young Adult Dystopian Fictionby Sara K. Day; Miranda A. Green-Barteet; Amy L. Montz

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Focusing on dystopian novels featuring a female protagonist, this collection explores the liminal nature of a young woman contending with societal and governmental threats at the same time that she is navigating the treacherous waters of young adulthood. Essays on writers that include Libba Bray, Scott Westerfeld, Tahereh Mafi, Veronica Roth, Ally... more...

  • Female Transgression in Early Modern Britainby Richard Hillman; Pauline Ruberry-Blanc

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Containing wide-ranging reflections on the subject of female transgression in early modern Britain, this volume presents a richly productive dialogue between literary and historical approaches to the topic. The contributors illustrate the dynamic relation between fiction and fact that informs literary and socio-historical analysis alike, exploring... more...

  • Women, Travel Writing, and Truthby Clare Broome Saunders

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The issue of truth has been one of the most constant, complex, and contentious in the cultural history of travel writing. Whether the travel was undertaken in the name of exploration, pilgrimage, science, inspiration, self-discovery, or a combination of these elements, questions of veracity and authenticity inevitably arise. Women, Travel,... more...

  • A Life with Mary Shelleyby Barbara Johnson; Judith Butler; Shoshana Felman

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    In 1980, deconstructive and psychoanalytic literary theorist Barbara Johnson wrote an essay on Mary Shelley for a colloquium on the writings of Jacques Derrida. The essay marked the beginning of Johnson's lifelong interest in Shelley as well as her first foray into the field of "women's studies," one of whose commitments was the rediscovery and analysis... more...

  • Y Llawes Goch a’r Faneg Wenby Mair Rees

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Dyma gyfrol fentrus sy’n defnyddio beichiogrwydd a’r mislif yn sail i ddehongli rhychwant eang o ffuglen Gymraeg gan fenywod; mae newydd-deb ei phersbectif yn drawiadol yn y cyd-destun Cymraeg cyfoes. more...

  • Gendering War Talkby Miriam G. Cooke; Angela Woollacott

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.95

    In a century torn by violent civil uprisings, civilian bombings, and genocides, war has been an immediate experience for both soldiers and civilians, for both women and men. But has this reality changed our long-held images of the roles women and men play in war, or the emotions we attach to violence, or what we think war can accomplish? This provocative... more...

  • Breaking the Sequenceby Ellen G. Friedman; Miriam Fuchs

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 43.00

    These nineteen essays introduce the rich and until now largely unexplored tradition of women's experimental fiction in the twentieth century. The writers discussed here range from Gertrude Stein to Christine Brooke-Rose and include, among others, Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Jane Bowles, Marguerite Young, Eva Figes, Joyce Carol Oates, and Marguerite... more...

  • Other Womenby Anita Levy

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this ambitious work Anita Levy exposes certain forms of middle-class power that have been taken for granted as "common sense" and "laws of nature." Joining an emergent tradition of cultural historians who draw on Gramsci and Foucault, she shows how middle-class hegemony in the nineteenth century depended on notions of gender to legitimize a culture-specific... more...

  • Where the Meanings Are (Routledge Revivals)by Catharine R. Stimpson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1990, this collection of essays in literary criticism, feminist theory and race relations was named one of the top twenty-five books of 1988 by the Voice Literary Supplement . The title covers such subjects as black literature; the reconstruction of culture, changing arts, letters and sciences to include the topics of women and... more...