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  • The History and Culture of Breast Milk

    From Greco-Roman Myth to Medieval Mysticism

    By Sarah Alison Miller

    This book explores textual and visual representations of breast milk and breastfeeding across a range of literary and artistic genres, beginning with Classical mythology, moving through late-antique and medieval gynaecological texts on wet nursing, and ending with late-medieval hagiographical and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • 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.…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Eve Tempted

    Writing and Sexuality in Hawthorne's Fiction

    By Allan Gardner Lloyd Smith

    First published in 1984, this book offers a unique interpretation of Hawthorne’s work, making use of perspectives opened up by Derrida in his work on Rousseau. It offers a psycho-biography of the author as discoverable in the texts and avoids a simplistic Freudian analysis. In doing so, it…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Women's Diaries as Narrative in the Nineteenth-Century Novel

    By Catherine Delafield

    First published in 2009, this book investigates the cultural significance of nineteenth-century women’s writing and reading practices. Beginning with an examination of non-fictional diaries and the practice of diary writing, it assesses the interaction between the fictional diary and other forms of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • The Fallen Woman in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel

    By George Watt

    A sympathetic view of the fallen women in Victorian England begins in the novel. First published in 1984, this book shows that the fallen woman in the nineteenth-century novel is, amongst other things, a direct response to the new society. Through the examination of Dickens, Gaskell, Collins, Moore…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Elizabeth Tanfield Cary’s History of Edward II

    A Critical Edition

    Edited by Jesse G. Swan

    The full texts of both 1680 editions of Elizabeth Cary's History of Edward II are here reproduced completely, along with an extensive introduction including biographical, cultural, and literary commentary on Elizabeth Cary, and also background on the debate surrounding the texts' authorship. In the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-30 
    The Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750: Contemporary Editions

  • Mary Wroth's Pamphilia to Amphilanthus

    A Re-Appraisal

    By Ilona Bell

    In this first full-length study of Pamphilia to Amphilanthus, the first sonnet sequence to be written and published by an English woman, Ilona Bell shows that Mary Wroth is a boldly original lyric poet. Bell compares the handwritten private manuscript to the printed text, and shows how Wroth…

    Hardback – 2017-12-28 

  • Shakespeare’s Suicides

    Dead Bodies That Matter

    By Marlena Tronicke

    Shakespeare’s Suicides: Dead Bodies That Matter is the first study in Shakespeare criticism to examine the entirety of Shakespeare’s dramatic suicides. It addresses all plays featuring suicides and near-suicides in chronological order from Titus Andronicus to Antony and Cleopatra, thus establishing…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21 
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Annotating Modernism

    Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets

    By Amanda Golden

    Making extensive use of archival materials by Sylvia Plath, John Berryman, and Anne Sexton, Amanda Golden constructs a new narrative of the relationship between modernism and post-war poetry. While Golden situates her book among other materialist histories of modernism, she moves beyond examination…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 

  • Battling Girlhood

    Sympathy, Social Justice, and the Tomboy Figure in American Literature

    By Kristen Proehl

    From Jo March of Little Women (1868) to Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games (2008), the American tomboy figure has evolved into an icon of modern girlhood and symbol of female empowerment. Battling Girlhood: Sympathy, Social Justice, and the Tomboy Figure in American Literature traces the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Narrating Postcolonial Arab Nations

    Egypt, Algeria, Lebanon, Palestine

    By Lindsey Moore

    Narrating Postcolonial Arab Nations significantly enhances the interface between postcolonial literary studies and the hitherto under-studied Arab world. Lindsey Moore brings together canonical and less familiar Arab novels and memoirs from the last half century to consider colonial continuities…

    Hardback – 2017-11-03 
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Women Writing Across Cultures

    Present, past, future

    Edited by Pelagia Goulimari

    This collection brings together an international, multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary community of scholars and practitioners in different media seeking to question and re-theorize the contested terms of our title: "woman," "writing," "women’s writing" and "across." "Culture" is…

    Hardback – 2017-11-02 

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