Women’s and Gender Studies: Literature & Gender Studies

  • Dress Culture in Late Victorian Women's Fiction: Literacy, Textiles, and Activism book cover

    Dress Culture in Late Victorian Women's Fiction

    Literacy, Textiles, and Activism, 1st Edition

    By Christine Bayles Kortsch

    In her immensely readable and richly documented book, Christine Bayles Kortsch asks us to shift our understanding of late Victorian literary culture by examining its inextricable relationship with the material culture of dress and sewing. Even as the Education Acts of 1870, 1880, and 1891 extended…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge

  • The Mahabharata Patriline: Gender, Culture, and the Royal Hereditary book cover

    The Mahabharata Patriline

    Gender, Culture, and the Royal Hereditary, 1st Edition

    By Simon Pearse Brodbeck

    The Sanskrit Mahabharata (which contains the Bhagavad Gita) is sorely neglected as a classic - perhaps the classic - of world literature, and is of particularly timely human importance in today's globalised and war-torn world. This book is a chronological survey of the Sanskrit Mahabharata's…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • Seeing Suffering in Women's Literature of the Romantic Era book cover

    Seeing Suffering in Women's Literature of the Romantic Era

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth A. Dolan

    Arguing that vision was the dominant mode for understanding suffering in the Romantic era, Elizabeth A. Dolan shows that Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Smith, and Mary Shelley experimented with aesthetic and scientific visual methods in order to expose the social structures underlying suffering.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • Fatherhood, Authority, and British Reading Culture, 1831-1907 book cover

    Fatherhood, Authority, and British Reading Culture, 1831-1907

    1st Edition

    By Melissa Shields Jenkins

    During a period when the idea of fatherhood was in flux and individual fathers sought to regain a cohesive collective identity, debates related to a father’s authority were negotiated and resolved through competing documents. Melissa Shields Jenkins analyzes the evolution of patriarchal authority…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • Beard Fetish in Early Modern England: Sex, Gender, and Registers of Value book cover

    Beard Fetish in Early Modern England

    Sex, Gender, and Registers of Value, 1st Edition

    By Mark Albert Johnston

    Focusing on representations of beards in English Renaissance culture, this study elucidates how fetish objects validate ideological systems of power by materializing complex value in multiple registers. Providing detailed discussions of not only bearded men but also beardless boys, bearded women,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • Women Writers and the Artifacts of Celebrity in the Long Nineteenth Century book cover

    Women Writers and the Artifacts of Celebrity in the Long Nineteenth Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Maura Ives, Ann R. Hawkins

    In 1788, the Catalogue of Five Hundred Celebrated Authors of Great Britain, Now Living forecast a form of authorship that rested on biographical revelation and media saturation as well as literary achievement. This collection traces the unique experiences of women writers within a celebrity culture…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • Boudica's Odyssey in Early Modern England book cover

    Boudica's Odyssey in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By Samantha Frénée-Hutchins

    This diachronic study of Boudica serves as a sourcebook of references to Boudica in the early modern period and gives an overview of the ways in which her story was processed and exploited by the different players of the times who wanted to give credence and support to their own belief systems. The…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • Romancing the Self in Early Modern Englishwomen's Life Writing book cover

    Romancing the Self in Early Modern Englishwomen's Life Writing

    1st Edition

    By Julie A. Eckerle

    Juxtaposing life writing and romance, this study offers the first book-length exploration of the dynamic and complex relationship between the two genres. In so doing, it operates at the intersection of several recent trends: interest in women's contributions to autobiography; greater awareness of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Renaissance Romance: The Transformation of English Prose Fiction, 1570–1620 book cover

    Renaissance Romance

    The Transformation of English Prose Fiction, 1570–1620, 1st Edition

    By Nandini Das

    Romance was criticized for its perceived immorality throughout the Renaissance, and even enthusiasts were often forced to acknowledge the shortcomings of its dated narrative conventions. Yet despite that general condemnation, the striking growth in English fiction in the late sixteenth and early…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • The Nineteenth-Century Child and Consumer Culture book cover

    The Nineteenth-Century Child and Consumer Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dennis Denisoff

    During the rise of consumer culture in the nineteenth century, children and childhood were called on to fulfill a range of important roles. In addition to being consumers themselves, the young functioned as both 'goods' to be used and consumed by adults and as proof that middle-class materialist…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Rape and the Rise of the Author: Gendering Intention in Early Modern England book cover

    Rape and the Rise of the Author

    Gendering Intention in Early Modern England, 1st Edition

    By Amy Greenstadt

    Contending that early modern fictional portrayals of sexual violence identify the position of the author with that of the chaste woman threatened with rape, Amy Greenstadt challenges the prevalent scholarly view that this period's concept of 'The Author' was inherently masculine. Instead, she…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Pre-Colonial Africa in Colonial African Narratives: From Ethiopia Unbound to Things Fall Apart, 1911–1958 book cover

    Pre-Colonial Africa in Colonial African Narratives

    From Ethiopia Unbound to Things Fall Apart, 1911–1958, 1st Edition

    By Donald R. Wehrs

    In his study of the origins of political reflection in twentieth-century African fiction, Donald Wehrs examines a neglected but important body of African texts written in colonial (English and French) and indigenous (Hausa and Yoruba) languages. He explores pioneering narrative representations of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

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