Women’s and Gender Studies: Literature & Gender Studies

  • Graphic Narratives about South Asia and South Asian America: Aesthetics and Politics book cover

    Graphic Narratives about South Asia and South Asian America

    Aesthetics and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kavita Daiya

    This book explores the field of Comics Studies in South Asia, illuminating an art form in which there has been a much-documented explosion of recent interest. A diverse group of scholars from Asia, Europe, and North America examine aesthetics, politics, and ideology in sequential art about South…

    Hardback – 2019-11-21 
    Routledge

  • Out of Reach: The Ideal Girl in American Girls’ Serial Literature book cover

    Out of Reach

    The Ideal Girl in American Girls’ Serial Literature, 1st Edition

    By Kate G. Harper

    Out of Reach: The Ideal Girl in American Girls’ Serial Literature traces the journey of the ideal girl through American girls’ series in the twentieth century. Who is the ideal girl? In what ways does the trope of the ideal girl rely on the exclusion and erasure of Othered girls? How does the…

    Hardback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Signing the Body: Marks on Skin in Early Modern France book cover

    Signing the Body

    Marks on Skin in Early Modern France, 1st Edition

    By Katherine Dauge-Roth

    The first major scholarly investigation into the rich history of the marked body in the early modern period, this interdisciplinary study examines multiple forms, uses, and meanings of corporeal inscription and impression in France and the French Atlantic from the late sixteenth through early…

    Hardback – 2019-12-04 
    Routledge

  • Castration, Impotence, and Emasculation in the Long Eighteenth Century book cover

    Castration, Impotence, and Emasculation in the Long Eighteenth Century

    1st Edition

    By Anne Leah Greenfield

    This essay collection examines one of the most fearsome, fascinating, and hotly-discussed topics of the long eighteenth century: masculinity compromised. During this timespan, there was hardly a literary or artistic genre that did not feature unmanning regularly and prominently: from harrowing…

    Hardback – 2019-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

  • 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 – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • 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 grownup's voice added roughness and pitch…

    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

  • Masculinity and Patriarchal Villainy in the British Novel: From Hitler to Voldemort book cover

    Masculinity and Patriarchal Villainy in the British Novel

    From Hitler to Voldemort, 1st Edition

    By Sara Martin Alegre

    Masculinity and Patriarchal Villainy in the British Novel: From Hitler to Voldemort sits at the intersection of literary studies and masculinity studies, arguing that the villain, in many works of contemporary British fiction, is a patriarchal figure that embodies an excess of patriarchal power…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Annotating Modernism: Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets book cover

    Annotating Modernism

    Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets, 1st Edition

    By Amanda Golden

    Making extensive use of archival materials by Sylvia Plath, John Berryman, and Anne Sexton, Amanda Golden constructs a new narrative of the relationship between modernism and post-war poetry. While Golden situates her book among other materialist histories of modernism, she moves beyond examination…

    Hardback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Feminist Modernism, Poetics, and the New Economy: Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore book cover

    Feminist Modernism, Poetics, and the New Economy

    Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore, 1st Edition

    By Linda A. Kinnahan

    In Feminist Modernism, Poetics, and the New Economy, Linda A. Kinnahan argues that the work of Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore engages with the variations in feminist economic thought and discourse that developed in American culture from the 1890s through the 1920s. Kinnahan positions her…

    Hardback – 2020-01-28 
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative: Producing the Reader book cover

    Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative

    Producing the Reader, 1st Edition

    By Karyn Sproles

    Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative: Producing the Reader is an interdisciplinary exploration into the profound power of narratives to create—and recreate—how we imagine ourselves. It posits that the process of producing a text also produces the reader. Written from the perspective of a…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

  • Trauma, Gender and Ethics in the Works of E.L. Doctorow book cover

    Trauma, Gender and Ethics in the Works of E.L. Doctorow

    1st Edition

    By María Ferrández San Miguel

    This project approaches four of E. L. Doctorow’s novels—Welcome to Hard Times (1960), The Book of Daniel (1971), Ragtime (1975), and City of God (2000)—from the perspectives of feminist criticism and trauma theory. The study springs from the assumption that Doctorow’s literary project is eminently…

    Hardback – 2020-02-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Literature and Culture

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