Women’s and Gender Studies: Literature & Gender Studies

  • 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

  • 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 – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Transnational Narratives from the Caribbean: Diasporic Literature and the Human Experience book cover

    Transnational Narratives from the Caribbean

    Diasporic Literature and the Human Experience, 1st Edition

    By Elvira Pulitano

    This book offers a timely intervention in current debates on diaspora and diasporic identity by affirming the importance of narrative as a discursive mode to understand the human face of contemporary migrations and dislocations. Focusing on the Caribbean double-diaspora, Pulitano offers a…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Women Writers and the Occult in Literature and Culture: Female Lucifers, Priestesses, and Witches book cover

    Women Writers and the Occult in Literature and Culture

    Female Lucifers, Priestesses, and Witches, 1st Edition

    By Miriam Wallraven

    Examining the intersection of occult spirituality, text, and gender, this book provides a compelling analysis of the occult revival in literature from the 1880s through the course of the twentieth century. Bestselling novels such as The Da Vinci Code play with magic and the fascination of hidden…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Pets and Domesticity in Victorian Literature and Culture: Animality, Queer Relations, and the Victorian Family book cover

    Pets and Domesticity in Victorian Literature and Culture

    Animality, Queer Relations, and the Victorian Family, 1st Edition

    By Monica Flegel

    Addressing the significance of the pet in the Victorian period, this book examines the role played by the domestic pet in delineating relations for each member of the "natural" family home. Flegel explores the pet in relation to the couple at the head of the house, to the children who make up the…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Politics, Identity, and Mobility in Travel Writing book cover

    Politics, Identity, and Mobility in Travel Writing

    1st Edition

    Edited by Miguel A. Cabañas, Jeanne Dubino, Veronica Salles-Reese, Gary Totten

    This collection examines the intersections between the personal and the political in travel writing, and the dialectic between mobility and stasis, through an analysis of specific cases across geographical and historical boundaries. The authors explore the various ways in which travel texts…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Singapore Literature and Culture: Current Directions in Local and Global Contexts book cover

    Singapore Literature and Culture

    Current Directions in Local and Global Contexts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Angelia Poon, Angus Whitehead

    Since the nation-state sprang into being in 1965, Singapore literature in English has blossomed energetically, and yet there have been few books focusing on contextualizing and analyzing Singapore literature despite the increasing international attention garnered by Singaporean writers. This volume…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Queer Victorian Families: Curious Relations in Literature book cover

    Queer Victorian Families

    Curious Relations in Literature, 1st Edition

    Edited by Duc Dau, Shale Preston

    The Victorians elevated the home and heteronormative family life to an almost secular religion. Yet alongside the middle-class domestic ideal were other families, many of which existed in the literature of the time. Queer Victorian Families: Curious Relations in Literature is chiefly concerned with…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Women and Gift Exchange in Eighteenth-Century Fiction: Richardson, Burney, Austen book cover

    Women and Gift Exchange in Eighteenth-Century Fiction

    Richardson, Burney, Austen, 1st Edition

    By Linda Zionkowski

    This book analyzes why the most influential novelists of the long eighteenth century centered their narratives on the theory and practice of gift exchange. Throughout this period, fundamental shifts in economic theories regarding the sources of individual and national wealth along with…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge

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