Literature & Gender Studies Products

  • Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature

    Transnational Narratives from Joyce to Bolaño, 1st Edition

    By Laura Barberán Reinares

    At present, the bulk of the existing research on sex trafficking originates in the social sciences. Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature adds an original perspective on this issue by examining representations of sex trafficking in postcolonial literature. This book is a sustained…

    Paperback – 2017-02-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Queer Difficulty in Art and Poetry

    Rethinking the Sexed Body in Verse and Visual Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jongwoo Jeremy Kim, Christopher Reed

    Augmenting recent developments in theories of gender and sexuality, this anthology marks a compelling new phase in queer scholarship. Navigating notions of silence, misunderstanding, pleasure, and even affects of phobia in artworks and texts, the essays in this volume propose new and surprising…

    Hardback – 2017-01-17
    Routledge

  • Spanish Women Writers and Spain's Civil War

    1st Edition

    By Maryellen Bieder, Roberta Johnson

    The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) pitted conservative forces including the army, the Church, the Falange (fascist party), landowners, and industrial capitalists against the Republic, installed in 1931 and supported by intellectuals, the petite bourgeoisie, many campesinos (farm laborers), and the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15
    Routledge
    New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

  • Narrative Structure and Reader Formation in Lady Mary Wroth's Urania

    1st Edition

    By Rahel Orgis

    Narrative Structure and Reader Formation in Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania offers the first systematic formal and thematic analysis of Wroth’s Urania in its historical context and explores the structural means by which Wroth fashions her readership. The book thus has a dual focus, at once on narrative…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15
    Routledge

  • Killing Hercules

    Deianira and the Politics of Domestic Violence, from Sophocles to the War on Terror, 1st Edition

    By Richard Rowland

    This book offers an entirely new reception history of the myth of Hercules and his wife/killer Deianira. The book poses, and attempts to answer, two important and related questions. First, why have artists across two millennia felt compelled to revisit this particular myth to express anxieties…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge

  • Contemporary British Children's Fiction and Cosmopolitanism

    1st Edition

    By Fiona McCulloch

    This book visits contemporary British children’s and young adult (YA) fiction alongside cosmopolitanism, exploring the notion of the nation within the context of globalization, transnationalism and citizenship. By resisting globalization’s dehumanizing conflation, cosmopolitanism offers an ethical,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-08
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Gender at Work in Victorian Culture

    Literature, Art and Masculinity, 1st Edition

    By Martin A. Danahay

    Martin A. Danahay's lucidly argued and accessibly written volume offers a solid introduction to important issues surrounding the definition and division of labor in British society and culture. 'Work,' Danahay argues, was a term rife with ideological contradictions for Victorian males during a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit

    Popular Fiction, Postfeminism and Representation, 1st Edition

    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-coloured book covers, chick-lit novels have been a highly successful and ubiquitous…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Women's Wealth and Women's Writing in Early Modern England

    'Little Legacies' and the Materials of Motherhood, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Mazzola

    Focusing on both literary and material networks in early modern England, this book examines the nature of women's wealth, its peculiar laws of transmission and accumulation, and how a world of goods and favors, mothers and daughters was transformed by market culture. Drawing on the long and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Reading the Jewish Woman on the Elizabethan Stage

    1st Edition

    By Michelle Ephraim

    The first book-length examination of Jewish women in Renaissance drama, this study explores fictional representations of the female Jew in academic, private and public stage performances during Queen Elizabeth I's reign; it links lesser-known dramatic adaptations of the biblical Rebecca, Deborah,…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge

  • Dress Culture in Late Victorian Women's Fiction

    Literacy, Textiles, and Activism, 1st Edition

    By Christine Bayles Kortsch

    In her immensely readable and richly documented book, Christine Bayles Kortsch asks us to shift our understanding of late Victorian literary culture by examining its inextricable relationship with the material culture of dress and sewing. Even as the Education Acts of 1870, 1880, and 1891 extended…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge

  • The Mahabharata Patriline

    Gender, Culture, and the Royal Hereditary, 1st Edition

    By Simon Pearse Brodbeck

    The Sanskrit Mahabharata (which contains the Bhagavad Gita) is sorely neglected as a classic - perhaps the classic - of world literature, and is of particularly timely human importance in today's globalised and war-torn world. This book is a chronological survey of the Sanskrit Mahabharata's…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

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