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Routledge Library Editions: Women, Feminism and Literature


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Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1979 and 1994, Routledge Library Editions: Women, Feminism and Literature offers a selection of scholarship from a time of great change in feminist studies and literary studies. Topics cover all aspects of women's literature, gender and feminism through literary criticism and the work of women literary theorists.

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Rewriting the Victorians: Theory, History, and the Politics of Gender

Rewriting the Victorians: Theory, History, and the Politics of Gender

1st Edition

Linda M. Shires
March 21, 2014

This collection of essays, both feminist and historical, analyzes power relations between men and women in the Victorian period. This volume is the first to reshape Victorian studies from the perspective of the postmodern return to history, and is variously influenced by Marxism, sociology,...

Gender, Genre & Narrative Pleasure

Gender, Genre & Narrative Pleasure

1st Edition

Derek Longhurst
March 21, 2014

Recent years have witnessed important new initiatives in the study of popular fictional modes of writing. At one time the field could have been described with reasonable accuracy by two traditions: one that analyzed the production and distribution of popular fiction as commodities; and one whose...

Where No Man has Gone Before: Essays on Women and Science Fiction

Where No Man has Gone Before: Essays on Women and Science Fiction

1st Edition

Lucie Armitt
March 21, 2014

How do women writers use science fiction to challenge assumptions about the genre and its representations of women? To what extent is the increasing number of women writing science fiction reformulating the expectations of readers and critics? What has been the effect of this phenomenon upon the...

Women Writing and Writing about Women

Women Writing and Writing about Women

1st Edition

Mary Jacobus
March 21, 2014

This innovative collection of contemporary essays in feminist literary criticism provides a spectrum of approaches and positions, united by their common focus on writing by and about women. Spanning the novel, poetry, drama, film and criticism, the contributors emphasise some of the problems of...

Victorian Women's Fiction: Marriage, Freedom, and the Individual

Victorian Women's Fiction: Marriage, Freedom, and the Individual

1st Edition

Shirley Foster
March 21, 2014

Focusing on the ways in which female novelists have, in their creative work, challenged or scrutinised contemporary assumptions about their own sex, this book's critical interest in women’s fiction shows how mid-nineteenth-century women writers confront the conflict between the pressures of...

Rereading Modernism: New Directions in Feminist Criticism

Rereading Modernism: New Directions in Feminist Criticism

1st Edition

Lisa Rado
March 21, 2014

Until about 1986, feminists generally considered modernism a reactionary, misogynist, and hegemonic mire not worth investigating. Since then enough studies of modernism have appeared that 17 feminist critics can now review and debate their treatment of the period. They evaluate the progress and...

Feminine Fictions: Revisiting the Postmodern

Feminine Fictions: Revisiting the Postmodern

1st Edition

Patricia Waugh
March 21, 2014

‘Postmodernism’ and ‘feminism’ have become familiar terms since the 1960s, developing alongside one another and clearly sharing many strong points of contact. Why then have the critical debates arising out of these movements had so little to say about each other? Patricia Waugh addresses the...

Engendering Men: The Question of Male Feminist Criticism

Engendering Men: The Question of Male Feminist Criticism

1st Edition

Joseph A. Boone, Michael Cadden
March 21, 2014

Over the past several years, the question of men’s relation to feminism has become a fiercely and sometimes bitterly debated subject. Engendering Men demonstrates the creative impact that feminist modes of inquiry have already had on a new generation of male critics. In the wake of feminism, many...

Around 1981: Academic Feminist Literary Theory

Around 1981: Academic Feminist Literary Theory

1st Edition

Jane Gallop
March 21, 2014

Jane Gallop’s book offers a clear-eyed and comprehensive history of feminist literary criticism. Why, she asks, have we so quickly buried 1970s feminist criticism? What lies buried there? Why do 1990s academic feminists accuse other academic feminists of being ‘academic’? Gallop takes the...

Edging Women Out: Victorian Novelists, Publishers and Social Change

Edging Women Out: Victorian Novelists, Publishers and Social Change

1st Edition

Gaye Tuchman
March 21, 2014

Before about 1840, there was little prestige attached to the writing of novels, and most English novelists were women. By the turn of the twentieth century, "men of letters" acclaimed novels as a form of great literature, and most critically successful novelists were men. In the book, sociologist...

New Feminist Discourses: Critical Essays on Theories and Texts

New Feminist Discourses: Critical Essays on Theories and Texts

1st Edition

Isobel Armstrong
March 21, 2014

This collection of new feminist essays represents the work of young critics researching and teaching in British Universities. Aiming to set the agenda for feminist criticism in the nineties, the essays debate themes crucial to the development of feminist thought: among them, the problems of...

American Women's Fiction, 1790-1870: A Reference Guide

American Women's Fiction, 1790-1870: A Reference Guide

1st Edition

Barbara A. White
March 21, 2014

An annotated bibliography on women who wrote fiction in the US during the period 1790-1870. The first part is an annotated list of sources that discuss women's fiction in the period and women authors born before 1840 who published before 1870. The second part is an alphabetical list of the...

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