Women’s and Gender Studies: Literature & Gender Studies

  • Irishness and Womanhood in Nineteenth-Century British Writing book cover

    Irishness and Womanhood in Nineteenth-Century British Writing

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Tracy

    In The Wild Irish Girl, the powerful Irish heroine's marriage to a heroic Englishman symbolizes the Anglo-Irish novelist Lady Morgan's re-imagining of the relationship between Ireland and Britain and between men and women. Using this most influential of pro-union novels as his point of departure,…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14
    Routledge

  • Imagining Soldiers and Fathers in the Mid-Victorian Era: Charlotte Yonge's Models of Manliness book cover

    Imagining Soldiers and Fathers in the Mid-Victorian Era

    Charlotte Yonge's Models of Manliness, 1st Edition

    By Susan Walton

    Beginning with the premise that women's perceptions of manliness are crucial to its construction, The author focuses on the life and writings of Charlotte Yonge as a prism for understanding the formulation of masculinities in the Victorian period. Yonge was a prolific writer whose bestselling…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14
    Routledge

  • Witchcraft, Exorcism and the Politics of Possession in a Seventeenth-Century Convent: 'How Sister Ursula was once Bewiched and Sister Margaret Twice' book cover

    Witchcraft, Exorcism and the Politics of Possession in a Seventeenth-Century Convent

    'How Sister Ursula was once Bewiched and Sister Margaret Twice', 1st Edition

    By Nicky Hallett

    Presenting a remarkable set of previously unpublished papers, this book concerns the bewitchment, possession and exorcism of two seventeenth-century nuns living in exile in an English convent in the Spanish Netherlands. The two women left behind an extensive set of personal writing that reveals…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14
    Routledge

  • Oroonoko: Adaptations and Offshoots book cover

    Oroonoko

    Adaptations and Offshoots, 1st Edition

    By Susan B. Iwanisziw

    With the aim of examining the postcolonial applications of Aphra Behn's re-entry into the literary canon, the editor presents this edition as a collection representing the nexus of very specific articulations of literary, cultural, and political tropes produced by various writers and adapters from…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

  • Arthur Conan Doyle and the Meaning of Masculinity book cover

    Arthur Conan Doyle and the Meaning of Masculinity

    1st Edition

    By Diana Barsham

    A valued icon of British manhood, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has been the subject of numerous biographies since his death in 1930. All his biographers have drawn heavily on his own autobiography, Memories & Adventures, a collection of stories and anecdotes themed on the subject of masculinity and its…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
    Routledge

  • Thomas Hardy's Novel Universe: Astronomy, Cosmology, and Gender in the Post-Darwinian World book cover

    Thomas Hardy's Novel Universe

    Astronomy, Cosmology, and Gender in the Post-Darwinian World, 1st Edition

    By Pamela Gossin

    In this, the first book-length study of astronomy in Hardy's writing, historian of science and literary scholar Pamela Gossin brings the analytical tools of both disciplines to bear as she offers unexpected and sophisticated readings of seven novels that enrich Darwinian and feminist perspectives…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
    Routledge

  • Time, Space, and Place in Charlotte Bronte book cover

    Time, Space, and Place in Charlotte Bronte

    1st Edition

    Edited by Diane Long Hoeveler, Deborah Denenholz Morse

    Organized thematically around the themes of time, space, and place, this collection examines Charlotte Brontë in relationship to her own historical context and to her later critical reception, takes up the literal and metaphorical spaces of her literary output, and sheds light on place as both…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • New Approaches to the Literary Art of Anne Bronte book cover

    New Approaches to the Literary Art of Anne Bronte

    1st Edition

    By Barbara A. Suess

    Edited by Julie Nash

    This new essay collection brings together some of the top Brontë scholars working today, as well as new critical voices, to examine the many layers of Anne Brontë's fiction and other writings and to restore Brontë to her rightful place in literary history. Until very recently, Brontë's…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

  • Women�s Prophetic Writings in Seventeenth-Century Britain book cover

    Women�s Prophetic Writings in Seventeenth-Century Britain

    1st Edition

    By Carme Font

    This study examines women’s prophetic writings in seventeenth-century Britain as the literary outcome of a discourse of social transformation that integrates religious conscience, political participation, and gender identity. The following pages approach prophecy as a culture, a language, and a…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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