Women’s and Gender Studies: Literature & Gender Studies

  • Women, Rhetoric, and Drama in Early Modern Italy book cover

    Women, Rhetoric, and Drama in Early Modern Italy

    1st Edition

    By Alexandra Coller

    Sixteenth-century Italy witnessed the rebirth of comedy, tragedy, and tragicomedy in the pastoral mode. Traditionally, we think of comedy and tragedy as remakes of ancient models, and tragicomedy alone as the invention of the moderns. Women, Rhetoric, and Drama in Early Modern Italy suggests that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23
    Routledge

  • Writers and Social Thought in Africa book cover

    Writers and Social Thought in Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Wale Adebanwi

    Social theory and social theorizing about Africa has largely ignored African literature. However, because writers are some of the continent’s finest social thinkers, they have produced – and continue to produce – works which constitute potential sources for the analysis of social thought, and for…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge

  • The Daughter Zion Allegory in Medieval German Religious Writing book cover

    The Daughter Zion Allegory in Medieval German Religious Writing

    1st Edition

    By Annette Volfing

    The Daughter Zion allegory represents a particular narrative articulation of the paradigm of bridal mysticism deriving from the Song of Songs, the core element of which is the quest of Daughter Zion for a worthy object of love. Examining medieval German religious writing (verse and prose) and Dutch…

    Hardback – 2017-06-09
    Routledge

  • Men, Power and Liberation: Readings of Masculinities in Spanish American Literatures book cover

    Men, Power and Liberation

    Readings of Masculinities in Spanish American Literatures, 1st Edition

    Edited by Amit Thakkar, Chris Harris

    Each contribution to this book discusses key issues arising from the portrayal of men and the formation of masculine identities in a range of representative and landmark texts, fictional and non-fictional, drawn from different historical periods and from various countries in the Hispanophone…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge

  • Selena by Mary Tighe: A Scholarly Edition book cover

    Selena by Mary Tighe

    A Scholarly Edition, 1st Edition

    Edited by Harriet Kramer Linkin

    Mary Tighe's unpublished novel Selena is one of the great unknown treasures of British Romanticism. Completed in 1803, this brilliant, compulsively readable, beautifully written, and psychologically astute courtship novel is finally available in a scholarly edition that reveals Mary Tighe to have…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
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  • Thomas Hardy and Empire: The Representation of Imperial Themes in the Work of Thomas Hardy book cover

    Thomas Hardy and Empire

    The Representation of Imperial Themes in the Work of Thomas Hardy, 1st Edition

    By Jane L. Bownas

    Unlike many of his contemporaries, Thomas Hardy is not generally recognized as an imperial writer, even though he wrote during a period of major expansion of the British Empire and in spite of the many allusions to the Roman Empire and Napoleonic Wars in his writing. Jane L. Bownas examines the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge

  • Palestinian Literature and Film in Postcolonial Feminist Perspective book cover

    Palestinian Literature and Film in Postcolonial Feminist Perspective

    1st Edition

    By Anna Ball

    Palestinian Literature and Film in Postcolonial Feminist Perspective is the first sustained study of gender-consciousness in the Palestinian creative imagination. Drawing on concepts from postcolonial feminist theory, Ball analyses a range of literary and filmic works by major creative…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
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    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Politics and Genre in the Works of Elizabeth Hamilton, 1756–1816 book cover

    Politics and Genre in the Works of Elizabeth Hamilton, 1756–1816

    1st Edition

    By Claire Grogan

    In the first book-length study of the well-respected and popular British writer Elizabeth Hamilton, Claire Grogan addresses a significant gap in scholarship that enlarges and complicates critical understanding of the Romantic woman writer. From 1797 to 1818, Hamilton published in a wide range of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • Music and Gender in English Renaissance Drama book cover

    Music and Gender in English Renaissance Drama

    1st Edition

    By Katrine K. Wong

    This book offers a survey of how female and male characters in English Renaissance theatre participated and interacted in musical activities, both inside and outside the contemporary societal decorum. Wong’s analysis broadens our understanding of the general theatrical representation of music, or…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Political in Margaret Atwood's Fiction: The Writing on the Wall of the Tent book cover

    The Political in Margaret Atwood's Fiction

    The Writing on the Wall of the Tent, 1st Edition

    By Theodore F. Sheckels

    Suggesting that politics and power are at the center of Margaret Atwood's fiction, Theodore F. Sheckels examines Atwood's novels from The Edible Woman to The Year of the Flood. Whether her treatment is explicit as in Bodily Harm and The Handmaid's Tale or by means of an exploration of interiority…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism and the Occult book cover

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism and the Occult

    1st Edition

    By Tatiana Kontou

    Edited by Sarah Willburn

    Critical attention to the Victorian supernatural has flourished over the last twenty-five years. Whether it is spiritualism or Theosophy, mesmerism or the occult, the dozens of book-length studies and hundreds of articles that have appeared recently reflect the avid scholarly discussion of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • Catherine Cookson Country: On the Borders of Legitimacy, Fiction, and History book cover

    Catherine Cookson Country

    On the Borders of Legitimacy, Fiction, and History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Julie Anne Taddeo

    Britain's most widely read author of the late twentieth century, Catherine Cookson published more than 100 books, including The Fifteen Streets, The Black Velvet Gown, and Katie Mulhollond. Set in England's industrial northeast, her novels depict the social, economic, and emotional hardships of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
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