Women’s and Gender Studies: Literature & Gender Studies

  • 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

  • Closeted Writing and Lesbian and Gay Literature: Classical, Early Modern, Eighteenth-Century book cover

    Closeted Writing and Lesbian and Gay Literature

    Classical, Early Modern, Eighteenth-Century, 1st Edition

    By David M. Robinson

    Arguing for renewed attention to covert same-sex-oriented writing (and to authorial intention more generally), this study explores the representation of female and male homosexuality in late sixteenth- through mid-eighteenth-century British and French literature. The author also uncovers and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • Women and Shakespeare's Cuckoldry Plays: Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal book cover

    Women and Shakespeare's Cuckoldry Plays

    Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal, 1st Edition

    By Cristina León Alfar

    How does a woman become a whore? What are the discursive dynamics making a woman a whore? And, more importantly, what are the discursive mechanics of unmaking? In Women and Shakespeare’s Cuckoldry Plays: Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal, Cristina León Alfar pursues these questions to tease…

    Hardback – 2017-02-16
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Islam and Postcolonial Discourse: Purity and Hybridity book cover

    Islam and Postcolonial Discourse

    Purity and Hybridity, 1st Edition

    By Esra Mirze Santesso, James McClung

    Largely, though not exclusively, as a legacy of the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, Islamic faith has become synonymous in many corners of the media and academia with violence, which many believe to be its primary mode of expression. The absence of a sophisticated recognition of the wide…

    Hardback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge

  • Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature: Transnational Narratives from Joyce to Bolaño book cover

    Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature

    Transnational Narratives from Joyce to Bolaño, 1st Edition

    By Laura Barberán Reinares

    At present, the bulk of the existing research on sex trafficking originates in the social sciences. Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature adds an original perspective on this issue by examining representations of sex trafficking in postcolonial literature. This book is a sustained…

    Paperback – 2017-02-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Spanish Women Writers and Spain's Civil War book cover

    Spanish Women Writers and Spain's Civil War

    1st Edition

    By Maryellen Bieder, Roberta Johnson

    The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) pitted conservative forces including the army, the Church, the Falange (fascist party), landowners, and industrial capitalists against the Republic, installed in 1931 and supported by intellectuals, the petite bourgeoisie, many campesinos (farm laborers), and the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15
    Routledge
    New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

  • Narrative Structure and Reader Formation in Lady Mary Wroth's Urania book cover

    Narrative Structure and Reader Formation in Lady Mary Wroth's Urania

    1st Edition

    By Rahel Orgis

    Narrative Structure and Reader Formation in Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania offers the first systematic formal and thematic analysis of Wroth’s Urania in its historical context and explores the structural means by which Wroth fashions her readership. The book thus has a dual focus, at once on narrative…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15
    Routledge

  • Killing Hercules: Deianira and the Politics of Domestic Violence, from Sophocles to the War on Terror book cover

    Killing Hercules

    Deianira and the Politics of Domestic Violence, from Sophocles to the War on Terror, 1st Edition

    By Richard Rowland

    This book offers an entirely new reception history of the myth of Hercules and his wife/killer Deianira. The book poses, and attempts to answer, two important and related questions. First, why have artists across two millennia felt compelled to revisit this particular myth to express anxieties…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge

  • Gender at Work in Victorian Culture: Literature, Art and Masculinity book cover

    Gender at Work in Victorian Culture

    Literature, Art and Masculinity, 1st Edition

    By Martin A. Danahay

    Martin A. Danahay's lucidly argued and accessibly written volume offers a solid introduction to important issues surrounding the definition and division of labor in British society and culture. 'Work,' Danahay argues, was a term rife with ideological contradictions for Victorian males during a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit: Popular Fiction, Postfeminism and Representation book cover

    The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit

    Popular Fiction, Postfeminism and Representation, 1st Edition

    By Heike Missler

    Chick lit is the marketing label attributed to a surge of books published in the wake of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) and Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City (1997). Branded by their pink or pastel-coloured book covers, chick-lit novels have been a highly successful and ubiquitous…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Women's Wealth and Women's Writing in Early Modern England: 'Little Legacies' and the Materials of Motherhood book cover

    Women's Wealth and Women's Writing in Early Modern England

    'Little Legacies' and the Materials of Motherhood, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Mazzola

    Focusing on both literary and material networks in early modern England, this book examines the nature of women's wealth, its peculiar laws of transmission and accumulation, and how a world of goods and favors, mothers and daughters was transformed by market culture. Drawing on the long and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

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