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  • Didactic Novels and British Women's Writing, 1790-1820

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hilary Havens

    Tracing the rise of conduct literature and the didactic novel over the course of the eighteenth century, this book explores how British women used the didactic novel genre to engage in political debate during and immediately after the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. Although didactic…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17

  • Excursions into Modernism

    Women Writers, Travel, and the Body, 1st Edition

    By Joyce Kelley

    Positioned at a crossroads between feminist geographies and modernist studies, Excursions into Modernism considers transnational modernist fiction in tandem with more rarely explored travel narratives by women of the period who felt increasingly free to journey abroad and redefine themselves…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17

  • Harriet Martineau and the Birth of Disciplines

    Nineteenth-century intellectual powerhouse, 1st Edition

    Edited by Valerie Sanders, Gaby Weiner

    One of the foremost writers of her time, Harriet Martineau established her reputation by writing a hugely successful series of fictional tales on political economy whose wide readership included the young Queen Victoria. She went on to write fiction and nonfiction; books, articles and pamphlets;…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17

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

    Gender, Performance, and Queer Relations, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17

  • Moral Cupidity and Lettres de cachet in Diderot’s Writing

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer Vanderheyden

    This volume explores the influence of the lettre de cachet on both Diderot’s personal life and his works, beginning with an examination of Diderot’s experience as recipient of two such arrest warrants, followed by an analysis of his references to these warrants in three of his fictional works, Le…

    Hardback – 2019-01-07
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

  • The Experience of Domestic Service for Women in Early Modern London

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paula Humfrey

    The late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century texts presented here describe female servants' experiences of work in early modern London. Domestics' court depositions offer qualitative evidence that female servants were an important support of emergent capitalism in the early modern metropolis.…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
    The Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750: Contemporary Editions

  • The Politics of Gender in Anthony Trollope's Novels

    New Readings for the Twenty-First Century, 1st Edition

    By Deborah Denenholz Morse

    Edited by Margaret Markwick

    Bringing together established critics and exciting new voices, The Politics of Gender in Anthony Trollope's Novels offers original readings of Trollope that recognize and repay his importance as source material for scholars working in diverse fields of literary and cultural studies. As the editors…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Avid Ears

    Medieval Gossips, Sound and the Art of Listening, 1st Edition

    By Christine M Neufeld

    Arguing that women’s "silencing" is in part the result of women’s voices being treated as the white noise of history, Avid Ears: Medieval Gossips, Sound, and the Art of Listening explores the historical representation of female voices as actual acoustic phenomena. The volume focuses on English…

    Hardback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

  • A Princely Brave Woman

    Essays on Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Clucas

    This title was first published in 2003. This collection of essays presents a variety of new approaches to the oeuvre of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, one of the most influential and controversial women writers of the seventeenth century. Reflecting the full range of Cavendish's output -…

    Hardback – 2018-11-14
    Routledge Revivals

  • Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre

    1st Edition

    Edited by Erin Hurt

    Scholars and readers alike need little help identifying the infamous Bridget Jones or Carrie Bradshaw. While it is no stretch to say that these fictional characters are the most recognizable within the chic lit genre, there are certainly many others that have helped define this body of work. While…

    Hardback – 2018-11-05
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature

    Clothed in my Right Mind, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline K. Bryant

    Originally published in 1999 The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature looks at how stereotypical foremother figure exists in nineteenth century American literature. The book argues that older black woman portrayed in early black women’s works differs significantly from the older…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
    Routledge Library Editions: African American Literature

  • From the Delivered to the Dispatched

    Masculinity in Modern American Fiction (1969-1977), 1st Edition

    By Harriet Stilley

    From the Delivered to the Dispatched: Masculinity in Modern American Fiction (1969-1977) focuses on masculinity in late twentieth-century American fiction. This rigorous study shows the ways post-war American authors engage with the tension between capitalist consumer culture and traditional…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

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