Women’s and Gender Studies: Literature & Gender Studies

  • The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature: Clothed in my Right Mind book cover

    The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature

    Clothed in my Right Mind, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline K. Bryant

    Originally published in 1999 The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature looks at how stereotypical foremother figure exists in nineteenth century American literature. The book argues that older black woman portrayed in early black women’s works differs significantly from the older…

    Paperback – 2020-05-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: African American Literature

  • Jane Austen, George Eliot and the Reflective Tradition book cover

    Jane Austen, George Eliot and the Reflective Tradition

    1st Edition

    By Rose Pimentel

    In her exploration of the moral tradition shared between Jane Austen and George Eliot, Rose Pimentel argues that a common ethical dynamic between the two authors, and what would later be known as the realist novel, emerged from an emphasis on reflection as introspection that was widespread in the…

    Hardback – 2020-05-28 
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Promiscuity in Western Literature book cover

    Promiscuity in Western Literature

    1st Edition

    By Peter Stoneley

    Poet and novelist Charles Bukowski described promiscuity as "feast and feast and feast." The promiscuous person is having fun, getting away with it, and showing no signs of stopping. More often, though, promiscuity has been seen as demonic, as the sign of an uncivilised race, or as a symptom of…

    Hardback – 2020-03-03 
    Routledge
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • Modernism and Modernity in British Women’s Magazines: Ultra-Modern Eves book cover

    Modernism and Modernity in British Women’s Magazines

    Ultra-Modern Eves, 1st Edition

    By Alice Wood

    This book explores the treatment of modernism and modernity in early twentieth-century British women’s magazines. It expands recent research into the diverse markets and publication outlets through which literary modernism circulated by tracing modernism’s presence in commercial magazines that have…

    Hardback – 2020-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction: Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family book cover

    Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction

    Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family, 1st Edition

    By Miranda Corcoran, Steve Gronert Ellerhoff

    Detailing the adventures of a supernatural clan of vampires, witches, and assorted monstrosities, Ray Bradbury’s Elliott family stories are a unique component of his extensive literary output. Written between 1946 and 1994, Bradbury eventually quilted the stories together into a novel, From the…

    Hardback – 2020-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Trauma, Gender and Ethics in the Works of E.L. Doctorow book cover

    Trauma, Gender and Ethics in the Works of E.L. Doctorow

    1st Edition

    By María Ferrández San Miguel

    This project approaches four of E. L. Doctorow’s novels—Welcome to Hard Times (1960), The Book of Daniel (1971), Ragtime (1975), and City of God (2000)—from the perspectives of feminist criticism and trauma theory. The study springs from the assumption that Doctorow’s literary project is eminently…

    Hardback – 2020-02-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Literature and Culture

  • Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative: Producing the Reader book cover

    Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative

    Producing the Reader, 1st Edition

    By Karyn Sproles

    Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative: Producing the Reader is an interdisciplinary exploration into the profound power of narratives to create—and recreate—how we imagine ourselves. It posits that the process of producing a text also produces the reader. Written from the perspective of a…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

  • Feminist Modernism, Poetics, and the New Economy: Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore book cover

    Feminist Modernism, Poetics, and the New Economy

    Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore, 1st Edition

    By Linda A. Kinnahan

    In Feminist Modernism, Poetics, and the New Economy, Linda A. Kinnahan argues that the work of Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore engages with the variations in feminist economic thought and discourse that developed in American culture from the 1890s through the 1920s. Kinnahan positions her…

    Hardback – 2020-01-28 
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Italian Children’s Literature and National Identity: Childhood, Melancholy, Modernity book cover

    Italian Children’s Literature and National Identity

    Childhood, Melancholy, Modernity, 1st Edition

    By Maria Truglio

    This book bridges the fields of Children’s Literature and Italian Studies by examining how turn-of-the-century children’s books forged a unified national identity for the new Italian State. Through contextualized close readings of a wide range of texts, Truglio shows how the 19th-century concept of…

    Paperback – 2020-01-28 
    Routledge

  • Annotating Modernism: Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets book cover

    Annotating Modernism

    Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets, 1st Edition

    By Amanda Golden

    Making extensive use of archival materials by Sylvia Plath, John Berryman, and Anne Sexton, Amanda Golden constructs a new narrative of the relationship between modernism and post-war poetry. While Golden situates her book among other materialist histories of modernism, she moves beyond examination…

    Hardback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge

  • The Sleuth and the Goddess: Hestia, Artemis, Athena and Aphrodite in Women’s Detective Fiction book cover

    The Sleuth and the Goddess

    Hestia, Artemis, Athena and Aphrodite in Women’s Detective Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Susan Rowland

    Rowland presents a detailed exploration of how the archetypes of ancient goddesses Hestia, Artemis, Athena and Aphrodite breathe into and shape female-authored detective fiction. Representing aspects of characterisation not bound by gender, the book examines how these archetypes emerge in themes…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Cavendish and Shakespeare, Interconnections book cover

    Cavendish and Shakespeare, Interconnections

    1st Edition

    By Katherine Romack

    Edited by James Fitzmaurice

    Cavendish and Shakespeare, Interconnections explores the relationship between the plays of William Shakespeare and the writings of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673). Cavendish wrote 25 plays in the 1650s and 60s, making her one of the most prolific playwrights”man or woman”of the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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