Literature & Gender Studies Products

  • Modernism and Modernity in British Women’s Magazines

    Ultra-Modern Eves, 1st Edition

    By Alice Wood

    This book explores the treatment of modernism and modernity in early twentieth-century British women’s magazines. It expands recent research into the diverse markets and publication outlets through which literary modernism circulated by tracing modernism’s presence in commercial magazines that have…

    Hardback – 2020-03-01 
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Feminist Modernism, Poetics, and the New Economy

    Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore, 1st Edition

    By Linda A. Kinnahan

    In Feminist Modernism, Poetics, and the New Economy, Linda A. Kinnahan argues that the work of Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore engages with the variations in feminist economic thought and discourse that developed in American culture from the 1890s through the 1920s. Kinnahan positions her…

    Hardback – 2020-01-28 
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Women, Literature and Development in Africa

    2nd Edition

    By Anthonia C. Kalu

    This book is a powerful exploration of the role of women in the evolution of African thinking and narratives on development, from the precolonial period right through to the modern day. Whilst the book identifies women’s oppression and marginalization as significant challenges to contemporary…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Rethinking Development

  • Masculinity and Patriarchal Villainy in the British Novel

    From Hitler to Voldemort, 1st Edition

    By Sara Martin Alegre

    Masculinity and Patriarchal Villainy in the British Novel: From Hitler to Voldemort sits at the intersection of literary studies and masculinity studies, arguing that the villain, in many works of contemporary British fiction, is a patriarchal figure that embodies an excess of patriarchal power…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Rumpelstiltskin’s Secret

    What Women Didn’t Tell the Grimms, 1st Edition

    By Harry Rand

    Everyone knows Rumpelstiltskin's story. Or thinks they do. We heard it as children. We might affectionately remember the adult voices reciting the tale or recall the light in the room and the time of day when we enjoyed hearing this scripted performance. A grownup's voice added roughness and pitch…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16 

  • Castration, Impotence, and Emasculation in the Long Eighteenth Century

    1st Edition

    By Anne Leah Greenfield

    This essay collection examines one of the most fearsome, fascinating, and hotly-discussed topics of the long eighteenth century: masculinity compromised. During this timespan, there was hardly a literary or artistic genre that did not feature unmanning regularly and prominently: from harrowing…

    Hardback – 2019-12-11 
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

  • Graphic Narratives about South Asia and South Asian America

    Aesthetics and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kavita Daiya

    This book explores the field of Comics Studies in South Asia, illuminating an art form in which there has been a much-documented explosion of recent interest. A diverse group of scholars from Asia, Europe, and North America examine aesthetics, politics, and ideology in sequential art about South…

    Hardback – 2019-11-29 

  • Out of Reach

    The Ideal Girl in American Girls’ Serial Literature, 1st Edition

    By Kate G. Harper

    Out of Reach: The Ideal Girl in American Girls’ Series traces the journey of the ideal girl through American girls’ series in the 20th century. Who is the ideal girl? In what ways does the trope of the ideal girl rely on the exclusion and erasure of Othered girls? How does the trope retain its…

    Hardback – 2019-11-25 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • The Feminist Architecture of Postmodern Anti-Tales

    Space, Time, and Bodies, 1st Edition

    By Kendra Reynolds

    This monograph aims to counter the assumption that the anti-tale is a ‘subversive twin’ or dark side of the fairy tale coin, instead it argues that the anti-tale is a genre rich in complexity and radical potential that fundamentally challenges the damaging ideologies and socializing influence of…

    Hardback – 2019-11-13 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Signing the Body

    Marks on Skin in Early Modern France, 1st Edition

    By Katherine Dauge-Roth

    The first major scholarly investigation into the rich history of the marked body in the early modern period, this interdisciplinary study examines multiple forms, uses, and meanings of corporeal inscription and impression in France and the French Atlantic from the late sixteenth through early…

    Hardback – 2019-10-18 

  • Chances Are

    Contingency, Queer Theory and American Literature, 1st Edition

    By Valerie Rohy

    This innovative work makes use of psychoanalytic, queer, and narrative theories to read nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature and demonstrate how the concept of contingency—whether chance, accident, luck, or mutation—enriches our understanding of how queer sexualities are articulated…

    Paperback – 2019-10-18 

  • Preaching the Blues

    Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays, 1st Edition

    By Maisha S. Akbar

    Preaching the Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays examines several lynching plays to foreground black women’s performances as non-normative subjects who challenge white supremacist ideology. Maisha S. Akbar re-maps the study of lynching drama by examining plays that are contingent…

    Hardback – 2019-10-11 

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