Women’s and Gender Studies: Feminist Literature & Theory

  • Reflecting on Miss Marple book cover

    Reflecting on Miss Marple

    1st Edition

    By Marion Shaw, Sabine Vanacker

    Originally published in 1991, Reflecting on Miss Marple looks at the incongruous combination of violence, murder and a sweet, white-haired old lady, and examines why this makes such a potent but unlikely formula. The book is an astute and engaging account which reveals Miss Marple as a feminist…

    Paperback – 2020-08-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Literature and Ecofeminism: Intersectional and International Voices book cover

    Literature and Ecofeminism

    Intersectional and International Voices, 1st Edition

    Edited by Douglas A. Vakoch, Sam Mickey

    Bringing together ecofeminism and ecological literary criticism (ecocriticism), this book presents diverse ways of understanding and responding to the tangled relationships between the personal, social, and environmental dimensions of human experience and expression. Literature and Ecofeminism…

    Paperback – 2019-12-17

  • The New Man, Masculinity and Marriage in the Victorian Novel book cover

    The New Man, Masculinity and Marriage in the Victorian Novel

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12

  • Rose Macaulay, Gender, and Modernity book cover

    Rose Macaulay, Gender, and Modernity

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12

  • Three Traveling Women Writers: Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Brazil, Patagonia, and the U.S from the Nineteenth Century book cover

    Three Traveling Women Writers

    Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Brazil, Patagonia, and the U.S from the Nineteenth Century, 1st Edition

    By Natália Fontes de Oliveira

    This book presents an alternative framework for reading nineteenth century women’s travel narratives by challenging the traditional paradigms which often limit women’s space in print culture. For the first time, through a comparative lens, a Latin American woman’s travel narrative is analyzed…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10

  • Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture book cover

    Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture

    1st Edition

    By Basuli Deb

    This book offers a transnational feminist response to the gender politics of torture and terror from the viewpoint of populations of color who have come to be associated with acts of terror. Using the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, this book revisits other such racialized wars in Palestine,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10

  • Women, Travel Writing, and Truth book cover

    Women, Travel Writing, and Truth

    1st Edition

    Edited by Clare Broome Saunders

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10

  • New Perspectives on Delarivier Manley and Eighteenth Century Literature: Power, Sex, and Text book cover

    New Perspectives on Delarivier Manley and Eighteenth Century Literature

    Power, Sex, and Text, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aleksondra Hultquist, Elizabeth Mathews

    This first critical collection on Delarivier Manley revisits the most heated discussions, adds new perspectives in light of growing awareness of Manley’s multifaceted contributions to eighteenth-century literature, and demonstrates the wide range of thinking about her literary production and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10

  • The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit: Popular Fiction, Postfeminism and Representation book cover

    The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit

    Popular Fiction, Postfeminism and Representation, 1st Edition

    By Heike Missler

    Chick lit is the marketing label attributed to a surge of books published in the wake of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) and Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City (1997). Branded by their pink or pastel-coloured book covers, chick-lit novels have been a highly successful and ubiquitous…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10

  • Fashion and Narrative in Victorian Popular Literature: Double Threads book cover

    Fashion and Narrative in Victorian Popular Literature

    Double Threads, 1st Edition

    By Madeleine C. Seys

    We know that way we dress says a lot about us. It’s drilled into us by our parents as children, as adults throughout our working lives, and eternally from the culture surrounding us. Our dress tells the outside world of the culture and era we come from to our social status within that culture. Our…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10

  • Queering Femininity: Sexuality, Feminism and the Politics of Presentation book cover

    Queering Femininity

    Sexuality, Feminism and the Politics of Presentation, 1st Edition

    By Hannah McCann

    Queering Femininity focuses on femininity as a style of gender presentation and asks how (and whether) it can be refigured as a creative and queer style of the body. Drawing on a range of feminist texts and interviews with self-identifying queer femmes from the LGBTQ community, Hannah McCann argues…

    Paperback – 2019-09-05
    Feminism and Female Sexuality

  • Re-Presenting Feminist Methodologies: Interdisciplinary Explorations book cover

    Re-Presenting Feminist Methodologies

    Interdisciplinary Explorations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kalpana Kannabiran, Padmini Swaminathan

    This book tracks the trajectory of gender in the social sciences and humanities through an exploration of the challenges and contradictions that confront contemporary feminist analysis as well as future directions. Drawing on research in India, the essays in the volume engage with the subject in…

    Paperback – 2019-07-12
    Routledge India

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