Women’s and Gender Studies: Literature & Gender Studies

  • Reflecting on Miss Marple book cover

    Reflecting on Miss Marple

    1st Edition

    By Marion Shaw, Sabine Vanacker

    Originally published in 1991, Reflecting on Miss Marple looks at the incongruous combination of violence, murder and a sweet, white-haired old lady, and examines why this makes such a potent but unlikely formula. The book is an astute and engaging account which reveals Miss Marple as a feminist…

    Paperback – 2020-08-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Cavendish and Shakespeare, Interconnections book cover

    Cavendish and Shakespeare, Interconnections

    1st Edition

    By Katherine Romack

    Edited by James Fitzmaurice

    Cavendish and Shakespeare, Interconnections explores the relationship between the plays of William Shakespeare and the writings of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673). Cavendish wrote 25 plays in the 1650s and 60s, making her one of the most prolific playwrights”man or woman”of the…

    Paperback – 2020-06-30 
    Routledge

  • The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature: Clothed in my Right Mind book cover

    The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature

    Clothed in my Right Mind, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline K. Bryant

    Originally published in 1999 The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature looks at how stereotypical foremother figure exists in nineteenth century American literature. The book argues that older black woman portrayed in early black women’s works differs significantly from the older…

    Paperback – 2020-05-30 
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    Routledge Library Editions: African American Literature

  • 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 – 2020-01-14
    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 – 2020-01-14
    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 – 2020-01-14
    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 – 2020-01-14
    Routledge

  • Italian Children’s Literature and National Identity: Childhood, Melancholy, Modernity book cover

    Italian Children’s Literature and National Identity

    Childhood, Melancholy, Modernity, 1st Edition

    By Maria Truglio

    This book bridges the fields of Children’s Literature and Italian Studies by examining how turn-of-the-century children’s books forged a unified national identity for the new Italian State. Through contextualized close readings of a wide range of texts, Truglio shows how the 19th-century concept of…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14
    Routledge

  • Literature and Ecofeminism: Intersectional and International Voices book cover

    Literature and Ecofeminism

    Intersectional and International Voices, 1st Edition

    Edited by Douglas A. Vakoch, Sam Mickey

    Bringing together ecofeminism and ecological literary criticism (ecocriticism), this book presents diverse ways of understanding and responding to the tangled relationships between the personal, social, and environmental dimensions of human experience and expression. Literature and Ecofeminism…

    Paperback – 2019-12-17
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  • Arthur Conan Doyle and the Meaning of Masculinity book cover

    Arthur Conan Doyle and the Meaning of Masculinity

    1st Edition

    By Diana Barsham

    A valued icon of British manhood, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has been the subject of numerous biographies since his death in 1930. All his biographers have drawn heavily on his own autobiography, Memories & Adventures, a collection of stories and anecdotes themed on the subject of masculinity and its…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
    Routledge

  • Thomas Hardy's Novel Universe: Astronomy, Cosmology, and Gender in the Post-Darwinian World book cover

    Thomas Hardy's Novel Universe

    Astronomy, Cosmology, and Gender in the Post-Darwinian World, 1st Edition

    By Pamela Gossin

    In this, the first book-length study of astronomy in Hardy's writing, historian of science and literary scholar Pamela Gossin brings the analytical tools of both disciplines to bear as she offers unexpected and sophisticated readings of seven novels that enrich Darwinian and feminist perspectives…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-12-12
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