Literature: Feminist Literature & Theory

  • 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

  • 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

  • Germaine Greer: Essays on a Feminist Figure book cover

    Germaine Greer

    Essays on a Feminist Figure

    Edited by Maryanne Dever, Anthea Taylor, Lisa Adkins

    Germaine Greer is one of the most enduring and influential figures of the second wave of the women’s movement. The Female Eunuch (1970) is one of second-wave feminism’s most widely recognised publications and its author has come to embody and indeed expand our understanding of second-wave feminism…

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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

  • Closet Drama: History, Theory, Form book cover

    Closet Drama

    History, Theory, Form

    Edited by Catherine Burroughs

    Closet Drama: History, Theory, Form introduces the emerging field of Closet Drama Studies by featuring twelve original essays from distinguished scholars who offer fresh and illuminating perspectives on closet drama as a genre. Examining an unusual mix of historical narratives, performances, and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Revolutionary Desires: Women, Communism, and Feminism in India book cover

    Revolutionary Desires

    Women, Communism, and Feminism in India

    By Ania Loomba

    Revolutionary Desires examines the lives and subjectivities of militant-nationalist and communist women in India, from the late 1920s, shortly after the communist movement took root, to the 1960s, when it fractured. This close study demonstrates how India's 'revolutionary women' …

    Paperback – 2018-08-02 
    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

  • Women on the Move: Body, Memory and Femininity in Present-Day Transnational Diasporic Writing book cover

    Women on the Move

    Body, Memory and Femininity in Present-Day Transnational Diasporic Writing

    Edited by Silvia Pellicer-Ortín, Julia Tofantshuk

    Women on the Move: Body, Memory and Feminity in Present-day Transnational Diasporic Writing explores the role of women in the current globailized era as active migrants. Silvia Pellicer-Ortin and Julia Tofantshuk have brought  together a collection of essays from scholars in diaspora,…

    Hardback – 2018-07-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

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

    Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative

    Producing the Reader

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-07-16 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

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