Women’s and Gender Studies: Literature & Gender Studies

  • 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 
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    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 
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    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 
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    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • 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

  • 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 
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    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

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