Gender and Genre

  • Rose Macaulay, Gender, and Modernity book cover

    Rose Macaulay, Gender, and Modernity

    Edited by Kate Macdonald

    This book is the first collection on the British author Rose Macaulay (1881-1958). The essays establish connections in her work between modernism and the middlebrow, show Macaulay’s attentiveness to reformulating contemporary depictions of gender in her fiction, and explore how her writing…

    Hardback – 2017-08-16 
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  • Didactic Novels and British Women’s Writing, 1790-1820 book cover

    Didactic Novels and British Women’s Writing, 1790-1820

    Edited by Hilary Havens

    Tracing the rise of conduct literature and the didactic novel over the course of the eighteenth century, this book explores how British women used the didactic novel genre to engage in political debate during and immediately after the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. Although didactic…

    Hardback – 2016-11-28
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  • Dying to be English: Suicide Narratives and National Identity, 1721–1814 book cover

    Dying to be English

    Suicide Narratives and National Identity, 1721–1814

    By Kelly McGuire

    This study examines the presentation of suicide within the genre of the eighteenth-century novel. Referencing several key writers of the period, McGuire demonstrates that their work inscribes a nationalist imperative to frame suicide as self-sacrifice.…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
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  • The Lesbian Muse and Poetic Identity, 1889–1930 book cover

    The Lesbian Muse and Poetic Identity, 1889–1930

    By Sarah Parker

    Throughout history the poetic muse has tended to be (a passive) female and the poet male. This dynamic caused problems for late Victorian and twentieth-century women poets; how could the muse be reclaimed and moved on from the passive role of old? Parker looks at fin-de-siècle and modernist lyric…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Let the Flowers Go: A Life of Mary Cholmondeley book cover

    Let the Flowers Go: A Life of Mary Cholmondeley

    By Carolyn W de la L Oulton

    Giving a comprehensive critique of Cholmondeley's writings, Oulton analyzes the inspiration and influences behind some of her greatest work and provides an appealing biography on a writer whose work is of increasing interest to modern scholars.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Mary Cholmondeley Reconsidered book cover

    Mary Cholmondeley Reconsidered

    Edited by Carolyn W de la L Oulton, SueAnn Schatz

    This book provides a necessary critical reappraisal of one of the most challenging and subversive of nineteenth-century women writers.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country: A Reassessment book cover

    Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country

    A Reassessment

    Edited by Laura Rattray

    Bringing together leading Wharton scholars from Europe, and North America, this volume offers the first ever collection of essays on Edith Wharton's 1913 tour de force, The Custom of the Country.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • The Celebrated Hannah Cowley: Experiments in Dramatic Genre, 1776–1794 book cover

    The Celebrated Hannah Cowley

    Experiments in Dramatic Genre, 1776–1794

    By Angela Escott

    Hannah Cowley (1743–1809) was a very successful dramatist, and something of an eighteenth-century celebrity. New critical interest in the drama of this period has meant a resurgence of interest in Cowley’s writing and in the performance of her plays. This is the first substantial monograph study to…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Art and Womanhood in Fin-de-Siecle Writing: The Fiction of Lucas Malet, 1880–1931 book cover

    Art and Womanhood in Fin-de-Siecle Writing

    The Fiction of Lucas Malet, 1880–1931

    By Catherine Delyfer

    Lucas Malet is one of a number of forgotten female writers whose work bridges the gap between George Eliot and Virginia Woolf. Malet’s writing was intrinsically linked to her passion for art. This is the first book-length study of Malet’s novels.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Jane Austen's Civilized Women: Morality, Gender and the Civilizing Process book cover

    Jane Austen's Civilized Women

    Morality, Gender and the Civilizing Process

    By Enit Karafili Steiner

    Jane Austen’s six complete novels and her juvenilia are examined in the context of civil society and gender. Steiner’s study uses a variety of contexts to appraise Austen’s work: Scottish Enlightenment theories of societal development, early-Romantic discourses on gender roles, modern sociological…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Fictions of Dissent: Reclaiming Authority in Transatlantic Women's Writing of the Late Nineteenth Century book cover

    Fictions of Dissent

    Reclaiming Authority in Transatlantic Women's Writing of the Late Nineteenth Century

    By Sigrid Anderson Cordell

    Fin-de-siècle fiction by British female aesthetes and American women regionalists stages moments of rebellion when female characters rise up and insist on the right to maintain control of their creations. Cordell asserts that these revolutionary acts constitute a transatlantic conversation about…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Ann Yearsley and Hannah More, Patronage and Poetry: The Story of a Literary Relationship book cover

    Ann Yearsley and Hannah More, Patronage and Poetry

    The Story of a Literary Relationship

    By Kerri Andrews

    This study offers a timely and necessary reassessment of the careers of Ann Yearsley and Hannah More. Making use of newly-discovered letters and poems, Andrews provides a full analysis of the breakdown of the two writers’ affiliation and compares it to other labouring-class relationships based on…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Victorian Settler Narratives: Emigrants, Cosmopolitans and Returnees in Nineteenth-Century Literature book cover

    Victorian Settler Narratives

    Emigrants, Cosmopolitans and Returnees in Nineteenth-Century Literature

    Edited by Tamara S Wagner

    This edited collection from a distinguished group of contributors explores a range of topics including literature as imperialist propaganda, the representation of the colonies in British literature, the emergence of literary culture in the colonies and the creation of new gender roles such as ‘girl…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Winifred Holtby's Social Vision: 'Members One of Another' book cover

    Winifred Holtby's Social Vision

    'Members One of Another'

    By Lisa Regan

    Winifred Holtby (1898–1935) is best-known today for her friendship with fellow feminist and pacifist Vera Brittain and for her last novel, South Riding. This is the first monograph to provide a literary criticism of Holtby’s social philosophy and presents in-depth readings of all her major works as…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • The New Man, Masculinity and Marriage in the Victorian Novel book cover

    The New Man, Masculinity and Marriage in the Victorian Novel

    By Tara MacDonald

    By tracing the rise of the New Man alongside novelistic changes in the representations of marriage, MacDonald shows how this figure encouraged Victorian writers to reassess masculine behaviour and to re-imagine the marriage plot in light of wider social changes. She finds examples in novels by…

    Hardback – 2015-03-01
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  • Domestic Fiction in Colonial Australia and New Zealand book cover

    Domestic Fiction in Colonial Australia and New Zealand

    By Tamara S Wagner

    Colonial domestic literature has been largely overlooked and is due for a reassessment. This essay collection explores attitudes to colonialism, imperialism and race, as well as important developments in girlhood and the concept of the New Woman.…

    Hardback – 2014-08-01
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  • Gender and Genre 1–10 book cover

    Gender and Genre 1–10

    Contains the first ten books from the series.…

    Hardback – 2013-07-15
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