Feminist Literature & Theory Products

  • The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit

    Popular Fiction, Postfeminism and Representation

    By Heike Missler

    Chick lit is the marketing label attributed to a surge of books published in the wake of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) and Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City (1997). Branded by their pink or pastel-colored book covers, chick-lit novels have been a highly successful and ubiquitous…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Routledge Revivals: Shakespeare and Feminist Criticism (1991)

    An Annotated Bibliography and Commentary

    By Philip C Kolin

    First published in 1991, this book is the first annotated bibliography of feminist Shakespeare criticism from 1975 to 1988 — a period that saw a remarkable amount of ground-breaking work. While the primary focus is on feminist studies of Shakespeare, it also includes wide-ranging works on language,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Masculinity and the Trials of Modern Fiction

    By Marco Wan

    How do lawyers, judges and jurors read novels? And what is at stake when literature and law confront each other in the courtroom? Nineteenth-century England and France are remembered for their active legal prosecution of literature, and this book examines the ways in which five novels were…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • 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

  • Improper Modernism

    Djuna Barnes's Bewildering Corpus

    By Daniela Caselli

    In her compelling reexamination of Djuna Barnes's work, Daniela Caselli raises timely questions about Barnes, biography and feminist criticism, identity and authority, and modernist canon formation. Through close readings of Barnes's manuscripts, correspondence, critically acclaimed and…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-08-23
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • 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 – 2016-08-19
    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 – 2016-08-11
    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 – 2016-08-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: History Workshop Series

  • 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

  • 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 – 2016-07-26
    Routledge
    Wellesley Studies in Critical Theory, Literary History and Culture

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