Women’s and Gender Studies: Women's Literature

  • Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in Chick Lit book cover

    Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in Chick Lit

    Edited by Erin Hurt

    Scholars and readers alike need little help identifying the infamous Bridget Jones or Carrie Bradshaw. While it is no stretch to say that these fictional characters are the most recognizable within the chic lit genre, there are certainly many others that have helped define this body of work. While…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • In Her Own Voice: Nineteenth-Century American Women Essayists book cover

    In Her Own Voice

    Nineteenth-Century American Women Essayists

    By Sherry L. Linkon

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge
    Gender and Genre in Literature

  • Preaching the Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays book cover

    Preaching the Blues

    Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays

    By Maisha Akbar

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Privatised Motherhood: Confession and Anxiety in Neoliberal Times book cover

    Privatised Motherhood

    Confession and Anxiety in Neoliberal Times

    By Ruth Cain

    The privatisation of relationships of care and dependency is increasing; the new social media is facilitating a "confessional" society and our press is keen to interrogate every dimension of our relationships. The combined cultural effect of these elements has created a paradoxical gap within which…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Women and Literary Narratives in Colonial India: Her Myriad Gaze on the ‘Other’ book cover

    Women and Literary Narratives in Colonial India

    Her Myriad Gaze on the ‘Other’

    By Sukla Chatterjee

    In the colonial context of South Asia, there is a glaring asymmetry in the written records of the interaction between the Bengali women and their European counterparts, which is part of the larger and the overall asymmetry of discursive power, including the flow and access to information between…

    Hardback – 2018-09-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Marmaduke Herbert; or, the Fatal Error: by Marguerite Blessington book cover

    Marmaduke Herbert; or, the Fatal Error

    by Marguerite Blessington

    Edited by Susanne Schmid

    In the early and mid-nineteenth century, Marguerite Blessington, who had been born in Ireland but spent most of her life in London, became a famous salonnière; she was generally regarded as an important contemporary author, but as no literary executor took care of her oeuvre posthumously, she soon…

    Hardback – 2018-09-05 
    Routledge
    Chawton House Library: Women's Novels

  • Journeys Exposed: Women’s Writing, Photography, and Mobility book cover

    Journeys Exposed

    Women’s Writing, Photography, and Mobility

    By Giorgia Alu

    Journeys Exposed: Women's Writing, Photography, and Mobility examines contemporary literature written by women that are all in different ways related to Italy. It argues that photography provides women with a means to expose aspects of their nomadic self and of the others’ mobile lives within and…

    Hardback – 2018-09-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Reflecting on Miss Marple book cover

    Reflecting on Miss Marple

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Gender and Short Fiction: Women’s Tales in Contemporary Britain book cover

    Gender and Short Fiction

    Women’s Tales in Contemporary Britain

    Edited by Jorge Sacido-Romero, Laura Lojo-Rodríguez

    In their new monograph, Gender and Short Fiction: Women’s Tales in Contemporary Britain, Jorge Sacido-Romero and Laura Mª Lojo-Rodríguez explain why artistically ambitious women writers continue turning to the short story, a genre that has not yet attained the degree of literary prestige and social…

    Hardback – 2018-08-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Women's Writing of the First World War book cover

    Women's Writing of the First World War

    Edited by Emma Liggins, Elizabeth Nolan

    The First World War was a transformative experience for women, facilitating their entry into new spaces and alternative spheres of activity, both on the home front and on the edges of danger zones in Europe and beyond. The centenary of the conflict is an appropriate moment to reassess what we…

    Hardback – 2018-08-22 
    Routledge

  • Anaïs Nin: A Myth of Her Own book cover

    Anaïs Nin

    A Myth of Her Own

    By Clara Oropeza

    Anaïs Nin: A Myth of Her Own traces Nin’s literary craft by following the intimacy of self-exploration and poetic expression attained in the details of the quotidian, transfigured into fiction. By digging into the mythic tropes that permeate both her literary diaries and fiction, this book…

    Hardback – 2018-08-09 
    Routledge

  • The Female Fantastic: Gendering the Supernatural in the 1890s and 1920s book cover

    The Female Fantastic

    Gendering the Supernatural in the 1890s and 1920s

    Edited by Elizabeth McCormick, Jennifer Mitchell, Rebecca Soares

    For women-identified writers of both eras, the fantastic offered double vision. Not only did the genre offer strategic cover for challenging the status quo, but also a heuristic mechanism for teasing out the gendered psyche’s links to creative, personal, and erotic agency. These dynamic…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

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