Women’s and Gender Studies: Literature & Gender Studies

  • Dickens, Sexuality and Gender book cover

    Dickens, Sexuality and Gender

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lillian Nayder

    This volume of essays examines Dickens's complex representations of sexuality and gender as well as his use of gender ideologies and sexual and gender differences over the course of his literary career, from his first sketches and early novels to his late works of fiction. The essays approach…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    A Library of Essays on Charles Dickens

  • Midwiving Subjects in Shakespeare’s England book cover

    Midwiving Subjects in Shakespeare’s England

    1st Edition

    By Caroline Bicks

    At the intersections of early modern literature and history, Shakespeare and Women's Studies, Midwiving Subjects explores how Shakespearean drama and contemporary medical, religious and popular texts figured the midwife as a central producer of the body's cultural markers. In addition to attending…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • The Routledge Research Companion to the Works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz book cover

    The Routledge Research Companion to the Works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

    1st Edition

    Edited by Emilie L. Bergmann, Stacey Schlau

    Called by her contemporaries the "Tenth Muse," Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648–1695) has continued to stir both popular and scholarly imaginations.  While generations of Mexican schoolchildren have memorized her satirical verses, only since the 1970s has her writing received consistent…

    Hardback – 2017-05-09
    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…

    Hardback – 2017-05-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Performing Emotions: Gender, Bodies, Spaces, in Chekhov's Drama and Stanislavski's Theatre book cover

    Performing Emotions

    Gender, Bodies, Spaces, in Chekhov's Drama and Stanislavski's Theatre, 1st Edition

    By Peta Tait

    In Performing Emotions, Peta Tait's central argument is that performing emotions in realism is also performing gender identity. Emotions are phenomena that are performable by bodies, which have cultural identities. In turn, these create cultural spaces of emotions. This study integrates scholarship…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30
    Routledge

  • Country House Discourse in Early Modern England: A Cultural Study of Landscape and Legitimacy book cover

    Country House Discourse in Early Modern England

    A Cultural Study of Landscape and Legitimacy, 1st Edition

    By Kari Boyd McBride

    In this study, Kari Boyd McBride defines 'country house discourse' as a network of fictions that articulated and mediated early modern concerns about the right use of land and the social relationships that land engendered. McBride provides new perspectives on the roles of the discourse she…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30
    Routledge

  • Gendering Walter Scott: Sex, Violence and Romantic Period Writing book cover

    Gendering Walter Scott

    Sex, Violence and Romantic Period Writing, 1st Edition

    By C.M. Jackson-Houlston

    Employing gender as a unifying critical focus, Caroline Jackson-Houlston draws on the full range of Walter Scott’s novels to propose new links between Scott and Romantic-era authors such as Sophia Lee, Jane Porter, Jane Austen, Sydney Owenson, Elizabeth Hands, Thomas Love Peacock, and Robert Bage.…

    Hardback – 2017-04-24
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Women's Literary Collaboration, Queerness, and Late-Victorian Culture book cover

    Women's Literary Collaboration, Queerness, and Late-Victorian Culture

    1st Edition

    By Jill R. Ehnenn

    The first full-length study to focus exclusively on nineteenth-century British women while examining queer authorship and culture, Jill R. Ehnenn's book is a timely interrogation into the different histories and functions of women's literary partnerships. For Vernon Lee (Violet Paget) and 'Kit'…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Printing and Parenting in Early Modern England book cover

    Printing and Parenting in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    Edited by Douglas A. Brooks

    The relation between procreation and authorship, between reproduction and publication, has a long history - indeed, that relationship may well be the very foundation of history itself. The essays in this volume bring into focus a remarkably important and complex phase of this long history. In this…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Death and the Early Modern Englishwoman book cover

    Death and the Early Modern Englishwoman

    1st Edition

    By Lucinda M. Becker

    This study explores the female experience of death in early modern England. By tracing attitudes towards gender through the occasion of death, it advances our understanding of the construction of femininity in the period. Becker illustrates how dying could be a positive event for a woman, and for…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Women, Philosophy and Literature book cover

    Women, Philosophy and Literature

    1st Edition

    By Jane Duran

    New work on women thinkers often makes the point that philosophical conceptual thought is where we find it, examples such as Simone de Beauvoir and the nineteenth century Black American writer Anna Julia Cooper assure us that there is ample room for the development of philosophy in literary works…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • On Sibling Love, Queer Attachment and American Writing book cover

    On Sibling Love, Queer Attachment and American Writing

    1st Edition

    By Denis Flannery

    Sibling bonds, both literal and figurative, have had a crucial role in American writings of queer desire and identity. In nuanced and original readings, Denis Flannery demonstrates the centrality of fraternal and sororal love to queer strands of nineteenth- and twentieth-century texts from the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

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