Women’s and Gender Studies: Literature & Gender Studies

  • Women, Space and Utopia 1600–1800 book cover

    Women, Space and Utopia 1600–1800

    1st Edition

    By Nicole Pohl

    The first full length study of women's utopian spatial imagination in the seventeenth and eigtheenth centuries, this book explores the sophisticated correlation between identity and social space. The investigation is mainly driven by conceptual questions and thus seeks to link theoretical debates…

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

  • Caribbean Women Writers and Globalization: Fictions of Independence book cover

    Caribbean Women Writers and Globalization

    Fictions of Independence, 1st Edition

    By Helen C. Scott

    Caribbean Women Writers and Globalization offers a fresh reading of contemporary literature by Caribbean women in the context of global and local economic forces, providing a valuable corrective to much Caribbean feminist literary criticism. Departing from the trend towards thematic diasporic…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Representing Berlin: Sexuality and the City in Imperial and Weimar Germany book cover

    Representing Berlin

    Sexuality and the City in Imperial and Weimar Germany, 1st Edition

    By Dorothy Rowe

    Berlin, city of Bertolt Brecht, Marlene Dietrich, cabaret and German Expressionism, a city identified with a female sexuality - at first alluring but then dangerous. In this fascinating study, Dorothy Rowe turns our attention to Berlin as a sexual landscape. She investigates the processes by which…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Women, Portraiture and the Crisis of Identity in Victorian England: My Lady Scandalous Reconsidered book cover

    Women, Portraiture and the Crisis of Identity in Victorian England

    My Lady Scandalous Reconsidered, 1st Edition

    By Colleen Denney

    Exploring the concept of portrait as memoir, Women, Portraiture and the Crisis of Identity in Victorian England: My Lady Scandalous Reconsidered examines the images and lives of four prominent Victorian women who steered their way through scandal to forge unique identities. The volume shows the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Gender, Speech, and Audience Reception in Early Modern England book cover

    Gender, Speech, and Audience Reception in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By Kathleen Kalpin Smith

    This book makes a significant contribution to recent scholarship on the ways in which women responded to the regulation of their behavior by focusing on representations of women speakers and their audiences in moments Smith identifies as "scenes of speech." This new approach, examining speech…

    Hardback – 2017-03-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Singapore Literature and Culture: Current Directions in Local and Global Contexts book cover

    Singapore Literature and Culture

    Current Directions in Local and Global Contexts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Angelia Mui Cheng Poon, Angus Whitehead

    Since the nation-state sprang into being in 1965, Singapore literature in English has blossomed energetically, and yet there have been few books focusing on contextualizing and analyzing Singapore literature despite the increasing international attention garnered by Singaporean writers. This volume…

    Hardback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Critical Essays on Shakespeare's A Lover's Complaint: Suffering Ecstasy book cover

    Critical Essays on Shakespeare's A Lover's Complaint

    Suffering Ecstasy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shirley Sharon-Zisser

    Despite the outpour of interpretations, from critics of all schools, on Shakespeare's dramatic works and other poetic works, A Lover's Complaint has been almost totally ignored by criticism. This collection of essays is designed to bring to the poem the attention it deserves for its beauty, its…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Sibling Relations and Gender in the Early Modern World: Sisters, Brothers and Others book cover

    Sibling Relations and Gender in the Early Modern World

    Sisters, Brothers and Others, 1st Edition

    Edited by Naomi J. Miller, Naomi Yavneh

    While the relationships between parents and children have long been a staple of critical inquiry, bonds between siblings have received far less attention among early modern scholars. Indeed, until now, no single volume has focused specifically on relations between brothers and sisters during the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Garden Plots: The Politics and Poetics of Gardens book cover

    Garden Plots

    The Politics and Poetics of Gardens, 1st Edition

    By Shelley Saguaro

    Shelley Saguaro's unique book illustrates the persistent presence of gardens in literature. Gardens in fiction do not simply represent a familiar theme, Saguaro contends, but are bound up with wider aesthetic and ideological issues. As with literary forms, so too are gardens subject to…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Dickens and the Rise of Divorce: The Failed-Marriage Plot and the Novel Tradition book cover

    Dickens and the Rise of Divorce

    The Failed-Marriage Plot and the Novel Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Kelly Hager

    Questioning a literary history that, since Ian Watt's Rise of the Novel, has privileged the courtship plot, Kelly Hager proposes an equally powerful but overlooked narrative focusing on the failed marriage. Hager maps the legal history of marriage and divorce, providing crucial background as she…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic: Gender and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century American Literature book cover

    The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic

    Gender and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, 1st Edition

    By Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

    Taking as its point of departure recent insights about the performative nature of genre, The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic challenges the critical tendency to accept at face value that gothic literature is mainly about fear. Instead, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet argues that the American…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • Women Writing the Home Tour, 1682–1812 book cover

    Women Writing the Home Tour, 1682–1812

    1st Edition

    By Zoë Kinsley

    Between the late seventeenth and the early nineteenth century, the possibilities for travelling within Britain became increasingly various owing to improved transport systems and the popularization of numerous tourist spots. Women Writing the Home Tour, 1682-1812 examines women's participation in…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

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