Feminist Literature & Theory Products

  • Breaking Bread

    Insurgent Black Intellectual Life

    By bell hooks, Cornel West

    In this provocative and captivating dialogue, bell hooks and Cornel West come together to discuss the dilemmas, contradictions, and joys of Black intellectual life. The two friends and comrades in struggle talk, argue, and disagree about everything from community to capitalism in a series of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-20 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-10-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Wollstonecraft's Ghost

    The Fate of the Female Philosopher in the Romantic Period

    By Andrew McInnes

    Focusing on the ways in which women writers from across the political spectrum engage with and adapt Wollstonecraft's political philosophy in order to advocate feminist reform, Andrew McInnes explores the aftermath of Wollstonecraft's death, the controversial publication of William Godwin's memoir…

    Hardback – 2016-09-08 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Literary Fat Ladies (1987)

    Rhetoric, Gender, Property

    By Patricia Parker

    First published in 1987, the essays in this volume focus on questions of gender, property and power in the use of rhetoric and the practice of literary genres, and provide a historicised cultural critique. They analyse the links between rhetoric and property, but also representations of women as…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: The Progress of Romance (1986)

    The Politics of Popular Fiction

    Edited by Jean Radford

    First published in 1986, the aim of this book is to present some of the changing thinking on popular writing to a wider audience in view of the enormous growth of mass culture after the war, but also to offer a historical perspective on a specific form of popular fiction: the romance. The essays…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: History Workshop Series

  • Gender(ed) Identities

    Critical Readings of Gender in Children's and Young Adult Literature

    Edited by Tricia Clasen, Holly Hassel

    This volume brings together diverse, cross-disciplinary scholarly voices to examine gender construction in children's and young adult literature. It complements and updates the scholarship in the field by creating a rich, cohesive examination of core questions around gender and sexuality in classic…

    Hardback – 2016-08-16 
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Romancing the Postmodern

    By Diane Elam

    By exposing the theory of romance to the romance of theory, Diane Elam explores literature’s most uncertain, least easily definable and most tenacious genre, assessing its implications for both feminism and the understanding of history. Arguing for a parallel between postmodernism’s divided…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

  • New Perspectives on Delarivier Manley and Eighteenth Century Literature

    Power, Sex, and Text

    Edited by Aleksondra Hultquist, Elizabeth J. Mathews

    This first critical collection on Delarivier Manley revisits the most heated discussions, adds new perspectives in light of growing awareness of Manley’s multifaceted contributions to eighteenth-century literature, and demonstrates the wide range of thinking about her literary production and…

    Hardback – 2016-07-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

  • On the Winds and Waves of Imagination

    Transnational Feminism and Literature

    By Constance S. Richards

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge
    Wellesley Studies in Critical Theory, Literary History and Culture

  • Reflecting on Nana

    By Bernice Chitnis

    First published in 1991, this book radically challenged the view of Nana as the story of an old fashioned femme fatale and reinterprets her as a feminist heroine who manages to overturn patriarchy. The author shows how Nana confronts the traditional social order and offers an alternative version.…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Courtship and the English Novel

    Feminist Readings in the Fiction of George Meredith

    By Janet Horowitz Murray

    First published in 1987, these essays deal with the three major novels of George Meredith. It explores in particular Meredith’s feminism and demonstrates how each novel embodies his very modern views of the relations between the sexes. This book will be of interest to those studying 19th Century…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Aristophanes and Women (Routledge Revivals)

    By Lauren K. Taaffe

    Aristophanes and Women, first published in 1993, investigates the workings of the great Athenian comedian’s ‘women plays’ in an attempt to discern why they were in fact probably quite funny to their original audiences. It is argued that modern students, scholars, and dramatists need to consider…

    Paperback – 2016-06-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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