Literature & Gender Studies Products

  • Gender and Humor

    Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Delia Chiaro, Raffaella Baccolini

    In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field of gender studies came out of disciplines such as philosophy, history, and literature,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Literature and Ecofeminism

    Intersectional and International Voices, 1st Edition

    Edited by Douglas A. Vakoch, Sam Mickey

    Bringing together ecofeminism and ecological literary criticism (ecocriticism), this book presents diverse ways of understanding and responding to the tangled relationships between the personal, social, and environmental dimensions of human experience and expression. Literature and Ecofeminism…

    Hardback – 2018-01-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference

    Race and Conduct in the Early Modern World, 1st Edition

    By Patricia Akhimie

    Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference reveals the relationship between racial discrimination and the struggle for upward social mobility in the early modern world. Reading Shakespeare’s plays alongside contemporaneous conduct literature - how-to books on self-improvement - this book…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Romancing the Postmodern

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

  • Approaches to the Anglo and American Female Epic, 1621�1982

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bernard Schweizer

    Epic has long been regarded as the exclusive domain of the male literary genius and as an incarnation of patriarchal values. This provocative collection of essays challenges such a hegemonic stereotype by demonstrating the ways in which women writers have successfully adapted the masculine epic…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge

  • Re-Presenting 'Jane' Shore

    Harlot and Heroine, 1st Edition

    By Maria M. Scott

    Re-Presenting 'Jane' Shore analyzes the representation of the mistress of Edward IV of England, known to us as 'Jane' Shore (c. 1445-c. 1527). The daughter of a well-to-do merchant, she left her merchant husband to become the king's concubine. After Edward's death, his brother, later Richard III,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Troping Oroonoko from Behn to Bandele

    1st Edition

    Edited by Susan B. Iwanisziw

    This volume of essays invites the reader to assess literary texts from within the frame of the texts' cultural history, which includes issues of authorship and literary or stage convention as well as the social and political institutions that shaped and marketed that literature. The collection…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14
    Routledge

  • Reflecting on Nana

    1st Edition

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

  • Eve Tempted

    Writing and Sexuality in Hawthorne's Fiction, 1st Edition

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

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

    1st Edition

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

  • The Fallen Woman in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel

    1st Edition

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

  • Gender, Religion and Domesticity in the Novels of Rosa Nouchette Carey

    1st Edition

    By Elaine Hartnell

    This title was first published in 2000. Rosa Nouchette Carey (1840-1909), the English author of forty-one ’domestic’ novels, was continuously in print from 1868 until at least 1924 and yet she is virtually unknown today. This first in-depth study of Carey’s work assesses both her immense popularity…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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