Women’s and Gender Studies: Literature & Gender Studies

  • Women, Literature and Development in Africa book cover

    Women, Literature and Development in Africa

    2nd Edition

    By Anthonia C. Kalu

    This book is a powerful exploration of the role of women in the evolution of African thinking and narratives on development, from the precolonial period right through to the modern day. Whilst the book identifies women’s oppression and marginalization as significant challenges to contemporary…

    Paperback – 2019-12-23 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • 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

  • Rumpelstiltskin’s Secret: What Women Didn’t Tell the Grimms book cover

    Rumpelstiltskin’s Secret

    What Women Didn’t Tell the Grimms, 1st Edition

    By Harry Rand

    Everyone knows Rumpelstiltskin's story. Or thinks they do. We heard it as children. We might affectionately remember the adult voices reciting the tale or recall the light in the room and the time of day when we enjoyed hearing this scripted performance. A grownup's voice added roughness and pitch…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-12-20 
    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 – 2019-12-20 
    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 – 2019-12-20 
    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 – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Jane Austen and the Reformation: Remembering the Sacred Landscape book cover

    Jane Austen and the Reformation

    Remembering the Sacred Landscape, 1st Edition

    By Roger Emerson Moore

    Jane Austen's England was littered with remnants of medieval religion. From her schooling in the gatehouse of Reading Abbey to her visits to cousins at Stoneleigh Abbey, Austen faced constant reminders of the wrenching religious upheaval that reordered the English landscape just 250 years before…

    Paperback – 2019-11-11
    Routledge

  • A Princely Brave Woman: Essays on Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle book cover

    A Princely Brave Woman

    Essays on Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Clucas

    This title was first published in 2003. This collection of essays presents a variety of new approaches to the oeuvre of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, one of the most influential and controversial women writers of the seventeenth century. Reflecting the full range of Cavendish's output -…

    Paperback – 2019-11-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Chances Are: Contingency, Queer Theory and American Literature book cover

    Chances Are

    Contingency, Queer Theory and American Literature, 1st Edition

    By Valerie Rohy

    This innovative work makes use of psychoanalytic, queer, and narrative theories to read nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature and demonstrate how the concept of contingency—whether chance, accident, luck, or mutation—enriches our understanding of how queer sexualities are articulated…

    Paperback – 2019-10-23
    Routledge

  • Gender and Identity Formation in Contemporary Mexican Literature book cover

    Gender and Identity Formation in Contemporary Mexican Literature

    1st Edition

    By Marina Perez de Mendiola

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2019-10-02
    Routledge
    Latin American Studies

  • Olive Schreiner and African Modernism: Allegory, Empire and Postcolonial Writing book cover

    Olive Schreiner and African Modernism

    Allegory, Empire and Postcolonial Writing, 1st Edition

    By Jade Munslow Ong

    This book works across established categories of modernism and postcolonialism in order to radically revise the periods, places, and topics traditionally associated with anti-colonialism and aesthetic experimentation in African literature. The book is the first account of Olive Schreiner as a…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29
    Routledge

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