Feminist Literature & Theory Products

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 – 2016-07-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

  • 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 – 2016-06-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Male-to-Female Crossdressing in Early Modern English Literature

    Gender, Performance, and Queer Relations

    By Simone Chess

    This volume examines and theorizes the oft-ignored phenomenon of male-to-female (MTF) crossdressing in early modern drama, prose, and poetry, inviting MTF crossdressing episodes to take a fuller place alongside instances of female-to-male crossdressing and boy actors’ crossdressing, which have long…

    Hardback – 2016-04-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Textual Liberation (Routledge Revivals)

    European Feminist Writing in the Twentieth Century

    By Helena Forsas-Scott

    Feminist writing has emerged in recent years as a major influence of twentieth-century European literature. Textual Liberation, first published in 1991, provides a timely and wide-ranging survey of twentieth-century feminist writing in Europe, presenting texts from a number of countries and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Where the Meanings Are (Routledge Revivals)

    Feminism and Cultural Spaces

    By Catharine R. Stimpson

    First published in 1990, this collection of essays in literary criticism, feminist theory and race relations was named one of the top twenty-five books of 1988 by the Voice Literary Supplement. The title covers such subjects as black literature; the reconstruction of culture, changing arts, letters…

    Paperback – 2016-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Look Back in Gender (Routledge Revivals)

    Sexuality and the Family in Post-War British Drama

    By Michelene Wandor

    In this challenging book, first published in 1987, Michelene Wandor looks at the best-known plays in the thirty years prior to publication; from Look Back in Anger onwards. Wandor investigates the representation of the family and different forms of sexuality in these plays and re-reviews them from…

    Paperback – 2016-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Feminism and Contemporary Women Writers

    Rethinking Subjectivity

    By Radha Chakravarty

    This book attempts to deal with the problem of literary subjectivity in theory and practice. The works of six contemporary women writers — Doris Lessing, Anita Desai, Mahasweta Devi, Buchi Emecheta, Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison — are discussed as potential ways of testing and expanding the…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge India

  • Desire and Anxiety (Routledge Revivals)

    Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama

    By Valerie Traub

    In both feminist theory and Shakespearean criticism, questions of sexuality have consistently been conflated with questions of gender. First published in 1992, this book details the intersections and contradictions between sexuality and gender in the early modern period. Valerie Traub argues that…

    Paperback – 2016-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Private and Fictional Words (Routledge Revivals)

    Canadian Women Novelists of the 1970s and 1980s

    By Coral Ann Howells

    First published in 1987, this is an introductory study of the most widely read Canadian women’s novelists of the 1970s and 1980s. At its centre lies the question of how the search for a distinctive cultural identity relates to the need for a national cultural identity in the post-colonial era.…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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