Women’s and Gender Studies: Literature & Gender Studies

  • Rumpelstiltskin’s Secret: What Women Didn’t Tell the Grimms book cover

    Rumpelstiltskin’s Secret

    What Women Didn’t Tell the Grimms, 1st Edition

    By Harry Rand

    Everyone knows Rumpelstiltskin's story—or thinks they do. We heard it as children. We might affectionately remember the adult voices reciting the tale or recall the light in the room and the time of day when we enjoyed hearing this scripted performance. A grown-up's voice added roughness and pitch…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Irishness and Womanhood in Nineteenth-Century British Writing book cover

    Irishness and Womanhood in Nineteenth-Century British Writing

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Tracy

    In The Wild Irish Girl, the powerful Irish heroine's marriage to a heroic Englishman symbolizes the Anglo-Irish novelist Lady Morgan's re-imagining of the relationship between Ireland and Britain and between men and women. Using this most influential of pro-union novels as his point of departure,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Imagining Soldiers and Fathers in the Mid-Victorian Era: Charlotte Yonge's Models of Manliness book cover

    Imagining Soldiers and Fathers in the Mid-Victorian Era

    Charlotte Yonge's Models of Manliness, 1st Edition

    By Susan Walton

    Beginning with the premise that women's perceptions of manliness are crucial to its construction, The author focuses on the life and writings of Charlotte Yonge as a prism for understanding the formulation of masculinities in the Victorian period. Yonge was a prolific writer whose bestselling…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Witchcraft, Exorcism and the Politics of Possession in a Seventeenth-Century Convent: 'How Sister Ursula was once Bewiched and Sister Margaret Twice' book cover

    Witchcraft, Exorcism and the Politics of Possession in a Seventeenth-Century Convent

    'How Sister Ursula was once Bewiched and Sister Margaret Twice', 1st Edition

    By Nicky Hallett

    Presenting a remarkable set of previously unpublished papers, this book concerns the bewitchment, possession and exorcism of two seventeenth-century nuns living in exile in an English convent in the Spanish Netherlands. The two women left behind an extensive set of personal writing that reveals…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Oroonoko: Adaptations and Offshoots book cover

    Oroonoko

    Adaptations and Offshoots, 1st Edition

    By Susan B. Iwanisziw

    With the aim of examining the postcolonial applications of Aphra Behn's re-entry into the literary canon, the editor presents this edition as a collection representing the nexus of very specific articulations of literary, cultural, and political tropes produced by various writers and adapters from…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Women, Literature and Development in Africa book cover

    Women, Literature and Development in Africa

    2nd Edition

    By Anthonia C. Kalu

    This book is a powerful exploration of the role of women in the evolution of African thinking and narratives on development, from the precolonial period right through to the modern day. Whilst the book identifies women’s oppression and marginalization as significant challenges to contemporary…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Time, Space, and Place in Charlotte Bronte book cover

    Time, Space, and Place in Charlotte Bronte

    1st Edition

    Edited by Diane Long Hoeveler, Deborah Denenholz Morse

    Organized thematically around the themes of time, space, and place, this collection examines Charlotte Brontë in relationship to her own historical context and to her later critical reception, takes up the literal and metaphorical spaces of her literary output, and sheds light on place as both…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • New Approaches to the Literary Art of Anne Bronte book cover

    New Approaches to the Literary Art of Anne Bronte

    1st Edition

    By Barbara A. Suess

    Edited by Julie Nash

    This new essay collection brings together some of the top Brontë scholars working today, as well as new critical voices, to examine the many layers of Anne Brontë's fiction and other writings and to restore Brontë to her rightful place in literary history. Until very recently, Brontë's…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The New Man, Masculinity and Marriage in the Victorian Novel book cover

    The New Man, Masculinity and Marriage in the Victorian Novel

    1st Edition

    By Tara MacDonald

    By tracing the rise of the New Man alongside novelistic changes in the representations of marriage, MacDonald shows how this figure encouraged Victorian writers to reassess masculine behaviour and to re-imagine the marriage plot in light of wider social changes. She finds examples in novels by…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Three Traveling Women Writers: Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Brazil, Patagonia, and the U.S from the Nineteenth Century book cover

    Three Traveling Women Writers

    Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Brazil, Patagonia, and the U.S from the Nineteenth Century, 1st Edition

    By Natália Fontes de Oliveira

    This book presents an alternative framework for reading nineteenth century women’s travel narratives by challenging the traditional paradigms which often limit women’s space in print culture. For the first time, through a comparative lens, a Latin American woman’s travel narrative is analyzed…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Transnational Narratives from the Caribbean: Diasporic Literature and the Human Experience book cover

    Transnational Narratives from the Caribbean

    Diasporic Literature and the Human Experience, 1st Edition

    By Elvira Pulitano

    This book offers a timely intervention in current debates on diaspora and diasporic identity by affirming the importance of narrative as a discursive mode to understand the human face of contemporary migrations and dislocations. Focusing on the Caribbean double-diaspora, Pulitano offers a…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Women Writers and the Occult in Literature and Culture: Female Lucifers, Priestesses, and Witches book cover

    Women Writers and the Occult in Literature and Culture

    Female Lucifers, Priestesses, and Witches, 1st Edition

    By Miriam Wallraven

    Examining the intersection of occult spirituality, text, and gender, this book provides a compelling analysis of the occult revival in literature from the 1880s through the course of the twentieth century. Bestselling novels such as The Da Vinci Code play with magic and the fascination of hidden…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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